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Brainerd Alligator
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Alligator Found On Bike Trail Near Brainerd

A cyclist found a baby alligator walking down a bike path near Brainerd on Saturday just after 12 noon. The Crow Wing Sherriff's office said they've never seen anything like this.

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Ever Wanted To Zip Line? (Now You Can in Brainerd)

I've only been zip lining once -- a couple of years ago in Hawaii. Loved it! Not so much for the thrill (wasn't that scary), but for the views! The latest opportunity to go zip lining in Minnesota is now waiting for you at Mount Ski Gull in Brainerd. This is now on my 'must-do' list for the summer.

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Ava Interviews LOCASH! [LISTEN]

Today I got the chance to talk with LOCASH before their big show tonight @ Lakes Jam 2016 at the Brainerd International Raceway!

Click here to hear the video, and don't miss their performance TONIGHT (June 23rd) at 8:00p!

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Robert Menth Booking
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Postal Worker Goes ‘Postal’ in Brainerd Area With Grenade

Postal workers deal with a very high-stress job, which is how the phrase "going postal" was coined. In this case the employee went "postal" with a grenade in Baxter.

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The Story Behind the Names of Five Central Minnesota Towns

Have you ever wondered how some of the towns here in Central Minnesota got their names?  Who came up with Sauk Centre? Where did St. Cloud come from?  What is the meaning behind Sauk Rapids?  I've got the story behind five towns and if you know how your town got it's name, well I love a good history lesson.

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Photo Courtesy of  the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce
Photo Courtesy of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce
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Brainerd Chamber: ‘We’re Still Open for Family Vacations’

The Brainerd Lakes Area is still open for the family vacations and fun time. That's the message from Brainerd Lakes Chamber president Matt Kilian. He says storms that tore through the Brainerd area on Sunday night closed some resorts and displaced more than 900 vacationers around Gull Lake.

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Gull Lake - Brainerd, MN
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Some Of My Best Summer Vacations Were In The Brainerd Area

I'm hearing all kinds of hype about the kids going back to school, which tells me summer is making its exit.  

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Abby Faulkner
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Vintage Airplanes Take Over Brainerd Airport [VIDEO, AUDIO]

Central Minnesota airplane enthusiasts were treated to a rare sight at the Brainerd Regional Airport beginning yesterday.

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