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April 24, 2018
A Nisswa firefighter rushes to a blazing fire Monday, April 23, on Crow Wing County Highway 4, north of Merrifield. Numerous fire departments and the DNR fought the fire in a pine plantation near the road. The highway was blocked by law enforcement to give responders space to fight the fire and for public safety. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video and Galleryplay button
Wildfire burns quickly through pines near Nisswa
April 24, 2018 - 1:11pm
April 10, 2018
The body of a 61-year-old Nisswa man was recovered from an overturned vehicle found Tuesday morning in the Gull River in Cass County. Photo submitted by Greg Kaiser.
Body recovered from overturned vehicle in Gull River
April 10, 2018 - 2:07pm
December 23, 2017
Rebuilding for Christmas: Wrights are grateful for their family this season
December 23, 2017 - 9:52pm
August 13, 2017
Club members from the Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area recently attended the Elk's Camp in Nisswa. Submitted photo.
B&G Club members attend Elk's Camp
August 13, 2017 - 8:45am
March 27, 2017
Nisswa Firefighters Brad Mcguire and Richard Geike carry the sled that was used by the angler who was rescued from the ice on Gladstone Lake Monday afternoon. The angler was cold but survived the ordeal. Law enforcement has reminding anglers to stay off the ice. Steve Kohls/ Forum News Service
Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
March 27, 2017 - 9:24pm
January 25, 2017
Bill Schultz (left) and Mark Turner with Turner Towing push freshly cut ice chunks away from a Ford Pickup that dropped through the ice on Halvorson Bay on Pelican Lake at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. The driver, Ben Olmscheid, escaped without injury out the sunroof. The truck was winched out of the channel Tuesday afternoon. Steve Kohls/Forum News Serviceplay button
Breezy Point man learns hard lesson: Ice is never safe
January 25, 2017 - 6:28pm
August 19, 2016
An invitation to the fundraiser with Stewart Mills III and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan, which was shared on Twitter by Minnesota Public Radio News reporter Brian Bakst. The contact information for organizer Jeanette Purcell has been blanked out by the Dispatch. (Brian Bakst | MPR News)
Paul Ryan to fundraise with Stewart Mills in Nisswa
August 19, 2016 - 10:33am
June 11, 2016
Tree company crew member dies when he falls out of tree in Nisswa
June 11, 2016 - 6:58pm
March 8, 2016
Alexander Paul Kempe, 34, was charged in Crow Wing County District Court with one felony count of third-degree possession of 3 grams or more of cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine.
Bounty hunter tip leads to drug arrest in Nisswa
March 8, 2016 - 10:50am
February 2, 2016
Tribal protesters plead not guilty to illegal fish, rice harvest
February 2, 2016 - 10:36am
January 11, 2016
Brainerd firefighters battle the bitter cold early Sunday morning while extinguishing a structure fire at a residence on the 10000 block of Heron Street in Barrows, just south of Brainerd. The Nisswa Fire Department provided mutual aid. According to the National Weather Service, the temperature with the wind chill factor was 30 below zero during the time of the fire. (Jennifer Stockinger | Forum News Service)
Brainerd and Nisswa Fire Departments battle fire in subzero temperatures
January 11, 2016 - 4:10pm
December 9, 2015
Law enforcement officials stand at an intersection south of Nisswa on Wednesday morning after a caller said she was being held at gunpoint. (Forum News Service)
Officers swarm Nisswa-area property after 911 call for help; caller taken to detox
December 9, 2015 - 6:37pm
September 3, 2015
With this year's crop of pumpkins packed outside the home of Nicole O'Day, firefighters from four departments work to extinguish the second fire in two days at AMAZE-N-PUMPKINS, located two miles east of Nisswa Wednesday. The fire was determined to be suspicious and the State Fire Marshal is investigating. Steve Kohls | Forum News Serviceplay button
Suspicious fire destroys Nisswa home
September 3, 2015 - 10:55am
December 23, 2013
One killed, one hurt in central Minnesota crash on Friday
December 23, 2013 - 9:56am
September 20, 2013
NorSon construction officials meet with Pastor John Just outside Timberwood Church in Nisswa, Minn. on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 after a series of rafters collapsed at the site of a new addition to the church. Officials are standing in an area that was being used to attach the rafters to a crane which moved them into the construction area. (AP Photo/BrainerdDispatch, Steve Kohls)
3 workers injured in church construction accident
September 20, 2013 - 1:13pm