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June 12, 2019
Crow Wing County Community Services director Kara Terry (right) jots down suggestions from attendees at a two-hour community roundtable presented by the Crow Wing County Drug Coalition in the cafeteria at Brainerd High School on Tuesday, June 11, about the increasing drug problem in the county. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch   
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Community roundtable seeks innovative solutions to county drug problems
June 12, 2019 - 9:00am
June 10, 2019
Keyahna Kurilla helps hand out frozen yogurt during the Brainerd FFA Alumni EAT Picnic on Thursday, May  23, at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
In the air and on her own: The sky's the limit for this ambitious teen
June 10, 2019 - 5:00am
May 13, 2019
Crow Wing County to host community roundtable on drugs
May 13, 2019 - 9:30am
April 30, 2019
A plane piloted by Tom Koop circles the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Sunday, April 28, while experiencing mechanical problems with its landing gear. Koop landed the plane safely without the gear. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Pilot describes emergency landing as 'nonevent'
April 30, 2019 - 5:00am
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 19, 2019
Brainerd School Board members look at design plans for district building projects during their meeting Monday, March 18, at the Washington Educational Services Building. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd Public Schools: District to acquire properties for building projects
March 19, 2019 - 5:00am
March 17, 2019
An orange hazard warning marker alerts pedestrians of the water-removing hose across the sidewalk working to clean up minor flooding Thursday, March 14, at the Washington Educational Services Building on Oak Street. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd Public Schools: Flooding won't affect Monday classes
March 17, 2019 - 5:00am
March 5, 2019
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Court sets contested hearing for Brainerd man in alleged BHS assault
March 5, 2019 - 5:00am
February 27, 2019
Screen grab from
Make It OK presentation to open discussion about mental illness
February 27, 2019 - 4:00am
February 19, 2019
Eryk Haapajoki (left) hugs Alex Haapajoki Sunday, Feb. 17, at Brainerd High School as part of the making of a promotional video for Smiles for Jake, a suicide prevention organization inspired by suicide death of 16-year-old Jake Haapajoki, Eryk's son. The community was invited to take part by giving each other hugs, smiles and high fives. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
Smiles for Jake movement moves forward: Set to launch Thursday
February 19, 2019 - 5:00am
February 17, 2019
Jake Haapajoki took his own life as a teen. But his 'Smiles' live on.
February 17, 2019 - 9:00am
February 14, 2019
Joe Beckman speaks to Pequot Lakes students Monday, Feb. 11. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Put down the phone and connect as humans. Motivational speaker shares ideas
February 14, 2019 - 8:00am
Updates to Forestview Middle School include revamped parent drop-off/pick-up areas and a new secure entrance. Image courtesy of ICS Consulting and Widseth Smith Nolting
Brainerd Public Schools: Board approves updates to drop-off area at Forestview
February 14, 2019 - 5:00am
February 13, 2019
The Brainerd School Board hears from members of the team who developed the policy handbook for usage of Chromebooks that will be distributed to all high school students next year. Team members include Nicole Harmer, Brainerd High School teacher (left); Sarah Porisch, director of technology; Landon Brainerd, BHS teacher; and Logan Svoboda, BHS student. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd Public Schools: High school students to receive Chromebooks next year
February 13, 2019 - 9:00am
Brainerd Public Schools Foundation 2019 scholarships applications open
February 13, 2019 - 7:30am