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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
February 11, 2019
Brainerd police were called Monday morning to the Brainerd High School after a staff member was attacked in the girls' locker room. Jennifer Kraus / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Man attacks BHS staff member in locker room: Woman escapes with minor injuries, suspect in custody
February 11, 2019 - 4:49pm
January 18, 2019
Essentia Health-Central President Adam Rees (left) gives an update Tuesday, Jan. 15, to the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners at the committee of the whole meeting about Crow Wing Energized's latest efforts to improve the health and wellness of county residents. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing Energized promotes Health & Wellness Summit
January 18, 2019 - 12:17pm
December 12, 2018
Brainerd School Board members discuss matters during their meeting Monday, Dec. 10, at the Washington Educational Services building. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd: Disconnect persists between city, district on parking plan
December 12, 2018 - 5:00am
December 5, 2018
Brainerd School Board members Reed Campbell (left), Ruth Nelson and Tom Haglin look over documents during the board's joint session with the Brainerd City Council Tuesday, Dec. 4, at city hall. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd: School district scales down proposed parking lots
December 5, 2018 - 7:00am
November 20, 2018
Five high school students at the Brainerd Learning Center started their own business selling BLC shirts with the motto #we'renotthosekids to help break the stereotypes that students at the school are bad kids. Pictured, from left: Phoebe Schuety, Macey Whitlock, Abbey Thurstin and Morgan Meyer. Not pictured: Jessica Smith. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
'We're not those kids': BLC students create business, bust stereotypes
November 20, 2018 - 7:00am
November 11, 2018
Several veterans were honored Friday, Nov. 9, during Brainerd High School's Veterans Day program. They all received handmade quilts from the Quilts of Valor organization. Pictured from left: Charles Extrand, Thomas Doran, Wayne Hayes, Art Ludwig, Charles Halsted, Fred Ehrich and Russell Ness. Not pictured: Robert Mudge. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch video and gallery
Valor of veterans: Brainerd Public Schools honor holiday
November 11, 2018 - 9:00am
November 6, 2018
Julie Moulton encountered all types of terrain in the 5-day Utah Moab 240, a gigantic loop through desert canyons and snow-covered mountain ranges. (Photo by Scott Rokis)
Running: What is the Moab 240?
November 6, 2018 - 3:01pm
Ultra trail runner Julie Moulton of Pillager smiles as she runs near an aid station during the Moab 240 race in Utah. The Brainerd High School graduate placed 17th among women, 69th overall. Photo by Scott Rokis
Running: Brainerd graduate completes grueling 240-mile Moab event
November 6, 2018 - 2:59pm
Brainerd seniors named Commended Students
November 6, 2018 - 4:30am