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PODCAST: DispatchCast

Welcome to DispatchCast, sharing stories that will reel you in about life in the Brainerd lakes area. Hosted and produced by staff writer Chelsey Perkins, the podcast will include contributions from staff writers Spenser Bickett, Zach Kayser and Jennifer Stockinger. The first episode introduced listeners to each of the contributors. The second episode featured a conversation with editor Matt Erickson and managing editor Renee Richardson, exploring the editorial process and importance of community journalism.

Future planned episodes include conversations with veterans, the anatomy of a breaking news story and an interview with Terry McCollough, former publisher and writer of the “This Was Brainerd” history column.


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