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Brainerd Fire Chief Kevin Stunek (left), Jacob and Austin Espeseth, who both hav

Filling the boot to fight MDA

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Brainerd Fire Chief Kevin Stunek (left), Jacob and Austin Espeseth, who both have Muscular Dystrophy, Kurt Doree, drive chairperson, Cory Zeien, Brainerd firefighter and Brainerd Mayor James Wallin kicked off the  57th annual MDA Fill the Boot fundraiser June that runs Wednesday through Friday. Brainerd firefighters will be at the intersection of Highway 371 and 210 and Washington Street and N.W. 4th St. collecting donations in their boots for MDA. Fire departments across the country will be collecting donations in their boots during the summer. 

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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 Causecast.org — 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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