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Riverside Elementary School kindergartner Jake Stockinger rolled the ball Wednes

A year to remember with more to come


My baby boy Jake graduated Wednesday — from kindergarten, that is.

He has 12 more years to go before he graduates from high school in 2023. That means 12 more years of taking care of him, feeding him his favorite food of chicken nuggets, playing trucks and cars with him, hearing about his day at school and about what he found intriguing on that particular day. 

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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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