Weather Forecast


Area schools closed Tuesday


Area schools, including those in Pequot Lakes, Pine River-Backus, Crosslake, Nisswa, Crosby-Ironton and Brainerd, will stay closed Tuesday, Jan. 7, because of the cold.

Gov. Mark Dayton closed all public schools in Minnesota on Monday, Jan. 6. That decision for Tuesday was left up to individual school districts. Because of the continued bitter cold, area districts opted to close for another day.

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Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.
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