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What are you thankful for?

Is there something you’re particularly thankful for this year? We would love for you to share it with our readers! The Dispatch is compiling a story filled with your stories of gratitude this holiday season that will run on Thanksgiving Day.

If you’d like to share what you’re thankful for to be considered for publication, please send it, along with your name and contact information, to staff writer Jodie Tweed at or 855-5858. Photos are welcome, too.

Deadline is noon Monday.

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.