Brainerd Dispatch Recognized as MN’s Outstanding Daily Newspaper with Vance Trophy

The Brainerd Dispatch was awarded the Vance Trophy at the 2022-23 Minnesota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest. The Vance Trophy is given to the top multi-day...

BSU Football Signs 31 Players to 2024 Recruiting Class

In its 97-year history, Bemidji State football has produced 305 All-Conference players, 63 All-Americans, and three NFL players. Today, 31 football players signed their...

Bemidji Man Convicted on 5 Felony Counts for Sexual Assault of Person Under 13

A jury has convicted a 74-year-old Bemidji man on five felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a person under the age of 13. Paul Wayne Swan Sr. was...

Minnesota Officials Say Lodge That Burned Had 3 Unresolved Inspection Violations

(AP) – Minnesota regulators said Wednesday that a historic lodge destroyed in a fire had three unresolved violations from a recent fire code inspection, but it wasn’t...

Minnesota and Eli Lilly Settle Insulin Price-Gouging Lawsuit. Deal Will hold Costs to $35 a Month

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has reached a settlement with Eli Lilly and Co. in a price gouging lawsuit against the...

Program at Crosby-Ironton High School Honors 100th Anniversary of Milford Mine Disaster

Last night the Cuyuna Iron Range Heritage Network held a program commemorating the Milford Mine Disaster. The program was held at Crosby-Ironton High School. The program...

Common Ground: Janet Almquist Rosemaling

Season 15, Episode 7 Janet Almquist of Brainerd, MN is proud of her Scandinavian heritage. She shows that pride through her skills of rosemaling multiple items throughout...

Brainerd/Little Falls Girls’ Hockey Outlasts St. Cloud 1-0 in Section 8AA Quarterfinals

The trek to the X began Tuesday tonight with the start of section playoffs in girls’ hockey, with multiple area teams facing off in their respective quarterfinal...