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Essentia Health details new patient visitors restrictions

The new rules apply to clinics and hospitals in NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin

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Minnesota WWII veteran dies at 101 on Independence Day

Walter Straka was the state's last living Bataan Death March survivor.

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Freight train hits, kills man in Brainerd

The individual was hit by the train around 9 a.m. Thursday.

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3 hurt in 3-car crash outside Paul Bunyan Land

The crash involved a motorist turning into the amusement park's parking lot.

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Brainerd man sentenced to 4 years in prison for arson at Third Precinct

He's also ordered to pay $12 million in restitution.

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Brainerd area named in NYT report about potential COVID outbreaks

The MN Dept. of Health says most of Minnesota is seeing case increases.

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Snowfall leaderboard from Tuesday winter storm in Minnesota

The storm dumped up to 10 inches in the Brainerd Lakes Area.

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Sheriff: 30-year-old Brainerd man hasn't been seen since October 17

The sheriff's office said there is reason to be concerned for his welfare.

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Another October snowstorm to hit Minnesota Thursday

This one has a bullseye on central Minnesota.

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7 Minnesota schools identified as having 5+ cases of COVID-19

Schools are only named if they have had 5+ cases in the past two weeks.

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Grades 9-12 at Brainerd High School to go online due to COVID-19 outbreak

Classes have been canceled for Wednesday, and will resume via distance learning Thursday.

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Nortech Systems closing plant near Brainerd

The Maple Grove-based company said it will offer its 60 plant workers jobs at other plants

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Watch: Mom, son jump into alligator enclosure to retrieve wallet at Brainerd zoo

The zoo has "never dealt with a situation like this since opening ... seven years ago."

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Tornado warnings issued as storms hit MN for second day running

A severe thunderstorm watch is in place until 11 p.m. Saturday.

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Major severe weather outbreak expected in parts of Minnesota

The best chance for damaging winds appears to be in northwest and north-central Minnesota.

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Severe thunderstorm watch issued across central Minnesota

The watch includes Anoka County in the metro area.

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Fire at trailer court Thursday morning kills Brainerd man

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Charges: 22-year-old set fire to 3rd Precinct, captured in Colorado

The 22-year-old was captured Sunday in Breckenridge, Colorado.