The Brainerd Dispatch is a daily morning newspaper published in Brainerd, Minnesota. The newspaper was founded on December 22, 1881. The paper is owned by Forum Communications. The paper is published by Tim Bogenschutz. [2]


The paper was formerly owned by Stauffer Communications, which was acquired by Morris Communications in 1994.[3]

On December 26, 2013, Fargo, North Dakota based Forum Communications Company entered a deal with Morris to purchase several newspaper properties owned by Morris Communications including the Brainerd Dispatch. The deal was set to be finalized on January 1, 2014.[4]