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Ice Thick Enough For Big Brainerd Fishing Contest

The ice is thick enough for the 23rd annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza. The Crow Wing County sheriff’s office issued organizers an event permit Thursday.

01/11/2013

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Best Places To See Autumn Leaves In Minnesota

Want to break away from the metro area on a sunny fall day? Here are some northern spots you can get to on a tank of gas, enjoying the changing leaves along the way.

10/06/2012

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Prep Blog: Week 1, Previewing ‘The Big 4’

The opening of the high school football season is one of the most exciting times of the year for prep athletes, but it’s also a time of great unknowns.

08/29/2012

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Jellyfish Spotted In Minnesota

Believe it or not, jellyfish have recently been reported at a Minnesota lake.

08/27/2012

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MnSCU Penalized For Hazardous Waste Violations

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has penalized the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system for hazardous waste violations at two schools.

06/28/2012

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Goin’ To The Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Brainerd

All this week we’re going to some of your favorite lake places, and Frank and Chris made their way to Brainerd on Wednesday. From being home to Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, to playing host to scuba diving enthusiasts, Brainerd has a lot to offer.

06/20/2012

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Best Places to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in Minnesota

Every town and city across the country boasts its own Independence Day fireworks. If you’re looking for a show that is a little more elaborate, or includes a little more a tiny, hometown option, grab that blanket and the bugspray and head to the best places to watch the 4th of July fireworks in Minnesota.

06/15/2012

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WCCO Is ‘Goin’ To The Lake!’ Where’s Your Favorite Spot?

Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are going on the road to visit the best hot spots in cabin country. We want to know your favorite spot, so chime in!

06/11/2012

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Timberwolves President Chris Wright On Team Summer Caravan

Timberwolves President Chris Wright previewed the NBA teams’ summer caravan

06/11/2012

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Police: Fatal House Fire Near Brainerd Ruled Murder-Suicide

Authorities near Brainerd say the two people found dead in a house fire at the end of April were the result of a murder-suicide.

05/16/2012

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Authorities: Deadly House Fire A Murder-Suicide

The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office says a deadly house fire in Lake Edward Township was a murder-suicide.

05/15/2012

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Authorities Investigating Possible Baby Abuse In Brainerd

Crow County authorities are investigating the suspected abuse of a baby who was rushed to the hospital after suffering a seizure.

05/15/2012

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Man Gets Nearly 6 Years For Brainerd Assault

A 30-year-old man was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for his part in a fight that police said was racially motivated.

05/07/2012

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Stolen: $5,600 In Concert Tickets From Brainerd Liquor Store

Police say two men allegedly stole $5,600 in “Hairball” concert tickets from a safe at Cash Wise Liquor in Brainerd, Minn.

04/09/2012

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Sen. Klobuchar Welcomes Home Troops In Brainerd

After more than a year of dangerous missions, 131 soldiers are home.

03/18/2012

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Best Resorts To Visit In Minnesota

Minnesota has nearly every kind of resort imaginable within its borders.

03/03/2012

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Brainerd Residents’ Love-Hate Relationship With Snow

The wind is picking up and blowing all of the newly fallen snow in Brainerd. And the temperature has dropped. It feels like winter and while some love it, others hate it.

02/29/2012

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Brainerd Residents Prepare For Snow

Brainerd is on track to get the most snow, so the city’s residents ran some last-minute errands Tuesday night.

02/28/2012

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Police Search For Missing 79-Year-Old

A crime alert has been issued to help police find a missing 79-year-old man who went missing Wednesday.

02/16/2012

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Big Ice-Fishing Tournament On Gull Lake Is On

It’s a “go” for one of Minnesota’s largest ice fishing tournaments

01/26/2012

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2 Seriously Hurt In 2 Vehicle Crash In Brainerd

At least two people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash just north of Brainerd Saturday night, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office.

01/16/2012

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Man Gets 8-Plus Years In Racially Motivated Assault

A 28-year-old Brainerd man was sentenced to more than eight years in prison Friday in connection with what was believed to be a racially-motivated assault at a Brainerd bar back in February.

10/29/2011

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Chief Justice ‘Happy To Be In Real Minnesota’

The Minnesota Supreme Court is on the road in Brainerd. The justices are hearing a case at the local high school Wednesday.

10/12/2011

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Assault Victim Doesn’t Feel Punishment Fits The Crime

Two Minnesota men accused of beating a man because he was black are going to prison. But the victim isn’t happy about it.

09/26/2011

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Man Pleads Guilty To Assault In Brainerd Bar Incident

A man accused of assaulting a man at a Brainerd bar back in February because he is black pleaded guilty to first-degree assault on Tuesday in Crow Wing County Court.

09/20/2011

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