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Sunday, January 20, 2019
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The world's biggest growers of palm oil say they're stepping up efforts to produce the contentious commodity more sustainably, but consumers are unwilling to pay more for environmentally friendly supply....

Palm trees at the Malaysian Palm Oil Board research plantation in Kluang, Johor, Malaysia, on Sept. 18, 2018. Bloomberg photo by Joshua Paul.
Sunday, January 20, 2019
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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump lashed out Sunday at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over stalled negotiations to end the partial government shutdown while rejecting conservative claims that his offer of...

President Donald Trump makes an announcement on border security and immigration, at the White House in Washington, Jan. 19, 2019. Trump cast the proposal, which offered extended deportation protections for undocumented immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion for a border barrier, as a compromise as he sought to shift pressure to Democrats to end the government shutdown. (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)
Sunday, January 20, 2019
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Twenty-five members of the Minnesota National Guard’s Arden Hills-based 247th detachment gathered with family and friends Saturday before deploying to the Middle East for nine months.

This will be

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SPC Evelyn Ramos, center, stands with her group, the 247th Financial management Support Detachment, during a departure ceremony Jan. 19, 2019 at the Arden Hills Army Training Site. The soldiers will spend nine months deployed in the Middle East. (Deanna Weniger / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Captain Benjamin Johnson, left, orders SFC Eric Haase to read the roll call of the 25 soldiers from the 247th Financial Management Support Detachment, Minnesota National Guard, who will be leaving on a nine-month deployment. The departure ceremony was held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 at the Arden Hills Army Training Site. (Deanna Weniger / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Brainerd Dispatch

Crow Wing County maintenance crews will perform brushing, limb-trimming and tree-removal work in the road rights of way this week on various county roads.

County Highway 22 and County Road...

Sunday, January 20, 2019
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When a BuzzFeed reporter first sought comment on the news outlet's explosive report that President Donald Trump had directed his lawyer to lie to Congress, the spokesman for special counsel...

Special Counsel Robert Mueller leaves a meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington on June 21, 2017. Bloomberg photo by Eric Thayer
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Brainerd Dispatch

Lily Peterson might be her own worst critic.

The Crosby-Ironton Rangers sophomore point guard possesses the basketball intelligence to know what her weaknesses are and the will to turn...

Lily Peterson
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Brainerd Dispatch

Brainerd City Council

Meets 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22

Brainerd City Hall council chambers

1. Call To Order - 7:30 p.m.

2. Roll Call

3. Pledge Of Allegiance

4....

Sunday, January 20, 2019
Brainerd Dispatch

It's not something he thought about or at least put a number to.

But 150 wins has a nice ring to it.

At least Pierz senior Jake Andres thinks...

Jake Andres
Sunday, January 20, 2019
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The images in a series of videos that went viral on social media Saturday showed a tense scene near the Lincoln Memorial.

In them, a Native American man steadily beats...

Sunday, January 20, 2019
Brainerd Dispatch

Brainerd Public Schools educator June Dahlgren was nominated for 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

Other area teachers nominated for the honor include Mandy Gallant of Wadena-Deer Creek Public Schools,...