President Obama will make statement at 11:45 a.m in reaction to video showing execution of American journalist


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DIANE’S DELIGHTS: In the good ol’ salad time


When summer heat turns the kitchen into an oven like we have been experiencing the last few days, that’s when I do not want to cook. 

It brings to mind the clever phrase, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen,” and for me, the last place I want to be is dripping over the stove on a hot day. That’s when we have summer meals that are a breeze to make along with chilled fruit and cold salads. 

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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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