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June 19, 2019
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Play for Patrick hosts free cardiac screening for student athletes
June 19, 2019 - 7:00am
May 25, 2019
Brandyn Pelphrey, of Hyperbaric Therapy of Minnesota, recently opened a therapy business on the south end of Pequot Lakes. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Pressure is on at Hyperbaric Therapy in Pequot Lakes
May 25, 2019 - 6:00am
May 16, 2019
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Electronic WIC card replaces paper vouchers in Crow Wing County
May 16, 2019 - 8:00am
May 1, 2019
Parkinson's Disease support group to meet May 2
May 1, 2019 - 1:30pm
Jerry Meadows, a 61-year-old disabled veteran from Wahpeton, N.D., walks March 31 along Highway 371 through Pine River to raise awareness for the Wounded Warriors Project. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal file photo
So close yet so far - fundraiser hits the road again to raise more money
May 1, 2019 - 5:00am
April 17, 2019
Make It OK is a campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illnesses. By talking about mental illnesses and what people can do to Make It OK, people change hearts and minds about the misconceptions about mental illnesses. The Make It OK campaign is designed to encourage people to talk more openly about mental illnesses and ask for help. Image from
Public invited to become Make It OK ambassador
April 17, 2019 - 8:00am
April 12, 2019
Dr. Aby Philip of Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
Essentia Health offers high-risk breast cancer program: Program identifies women, provides education and develops care plan
April 12, 2019 - 5:00am
April 6, 2019
Jerry Meadows (left) stops to have his photograph taken with Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen. The 61-year-old Air Force veteran from Wahpeton, N.D., arrived Friday, April 5, in St. Cloud after leaving on foot March 14 from Bemidji to raise money and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project. Submitted photo
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Veteran reaffirms faith in Americans with Wounded Warrior Project fundraiser. 61-year-old finishes walking from Bemidji to St. Cloud earlier than planned
April 6, 2019 - 3:00am
April 2, 2019
Jerry Meadows walks Monday, April 1, along the shoulder of southbound Highway 371 between Gull and Round lakes, north of the Brainerd city limits. The 61-year-old Air Force veteran from Wahpeton, N.D., left March 14 on foot from Bemidji to raise money and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project while his wife Virginia Miller follows in a Jeep on their way to St. Cloud. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch   Video
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Veteran walks from Bemidji to St. Cloud for Wounded Warrior Project: Wife wanted to see Minnesota. She got more than she bargained for.
April 2, 2019 - 3:00am
March 29, 2019
The CDC states "e-cigarette aerosol is not harmless. It can contain harmful and potentially harmful substances, including nicotine, heavy metals like lead, volatile organic compounds, and cancer-causing agents." Photo illustration, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Brainerd Public Schools: High school parents to receive bimonthly health tips for teens
March 29, 2019 - 9:00am
March 28, 2019
Recovering addicts Crystal McCormick (left) of Crosby and Tashya Swenson of Brainerd face and listen Tuesday, March 26, to Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard at the county board meeting. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
They were high on drugs. Now, they're just grateful to still be alive.
March 28, 2019 - 5:00am
March 21, 2019
Crow Wing County Attorney Don Ryan sits wearing boots next to Community Services Director Kara Terry talks to the county board at the Tuesday, March 19, committee of the whole meeting about public efforts to combat methamphetamine use in the county. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
She painted a picture of meth use in Crow Wing County. And it was sobering. Community services, attorney, sheriff outline efforts to combat meth
March 21, 2019 - 5:00am
March 5, 2019
Region Five Development Commission seeks veterans
March 5, 2019 - 10:30am
January 29, 2019
Crow Wing Energized to host health summit
January 29, 2019 - 9:30am
January 20, 2019
Community members exchange ideas for a new tobacco coalition in the Crow Wing County area at an inaugural informational meeting at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center on Tuesday, Jan. 15. The Minnesota Department of Health, Crow Wing County, Crow Wing Energized and their partners are supporting community-driven solutions to create tobacco-free environments and promote quitting tobacco use. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
New coalition aims to snuff out tobacco use by working together
January 20, 2019 - 3:00am