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Frank Lee

Staff Writer

I cover arts and entertainment, and write feature stories, for the Brainerd Dispatch newspaper. As a professional journalist with years of experience, I have won awards for my fact-based reporting. And my articles have also appeared in other publications, including USA Today. 📰

Voted most likely in high school ... "not to be voted most likely for anything," I'm noted by my editors for "for bringing humor and a strong work ethic and a passion for the profession to our team" of award-winning reporters. 🏆

Writing local articles about interesting people in the Brainerd lakes area in Crow Wing County, Minnesota (and watching and discussing movies on my movie-related Twitter account at @bdfilmforum) are among my interests. 📽️

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True North Basecamp and Cuyuna Cove are two such outdoor retreats in the Crosby area that offer cabins and tents to bicyclists, and lake and outdoor enthusiasts who recreate in the region.
Aitkin businesses that weathered the downturn in the economy during the height of the pandemic attribute their success to local residents and tourists attracted to the small town.
The 16th annual Lakes Bluegrass Festival returns to the Lakes Music & Events Park near Pine River. Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out is one of the headliners of the multiday event that officially starts Thursday, Aug. 25.
Dean and Briana Visser own the Benville Equestrian Center near Pequot Lakes and are the 2022 Crow Wing County Farm Family of the Year. Benvelle Equestrian Center provides boarding opportunities for horses as well as education for both horse and rider.
Hospital medicine is a specialty dedicated to the delivery of comprehensive medical care to hospitalized patients. Practitioners of hospital medicine include physicians or “hospitalists.” Today, there are more than 50,000 hospitalists working across the United States.
Local historian Ray Nelson shares his research of Minnesota's oldest rifle artifact to date and its journey from Europe to fur trade-era Minnesota. He is a member of the Friends of Old Crow Wing and its former president, and a founder of the Crow Wing County Muzzleloaders Club.
This year marks the 95th anniversary of Lindbergh's solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean from New York City to Paris in 1927. The famed aviator dubbed “Lucky Lindy” grew up on a Little Falls farm before becoming a worldwide celebrity.
The Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Eggs and Issues” breakfast, an annual discussion with Brainerd lakes area legislators focused on business, jobs and the economy, took place Friday, March 25, at Madden's Resort.
The incident occurred under the Cass County Highway 77 (Interlachen Road) bridge at about 4:20 p.m. when temperatures were forecast in the high 20s or low 30s in the region.
Backus cat owner Andrea Lambrecht, an environmental biologist and former Brainerd Dispatch columnist, co-hosted a two-day build in Brainerd with volunteers Saturday, Oct. 23, and Sunday to make outdoor shelters for feral or semi-feral cats to stay warm during winter.