MCHS celebrates 75th anniversary


On July 28, 1936, a group of citizens convened at the behest of Sarah Thorp Heald, district supervisor for the Works Progress Administration, to form the Morrison County Historical Society.

The mission of the fledgling organization, which was officially incorporated on Sept. 17, 1936, was to collect the history of Morrison County events from the time of Zebulon Pike’s 1805 expedition to the present.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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