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Faculty union sues Minnesota State over unpaid wages
1 hour 45 min ago
December 15, 2017
Aidan Kray
High schools nominate juniors for ExCEL Award
19 hours 15 min ago
Music college abruptly closes in St. Paul; students, faculty shocked, saddened
22 hours 40 min ago
December 14, 2017
Paul Bunyan Transition Plus Coordinator Kati Reynolds (left) looks on as 18-year-old Michelle Mink of Pine River organizes chocolate bars wrapped and decorated as reindeer in preparation for the program's holiday craft sale Friday at its facility on the campus of Brainerd High School. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Disabled students learn life lessons with holiday craft sale
December 14, 2017 - 7:00am
December 12, 2017
Derek Webb
Minnesota State, faculty union agree on new contract
December 12, 2017 - 12:51pm
The Brainerd School District provided this illustration on how the district compares to other school districts in the state on what the districts receive in per pupil unit dollars.
Brainerd School Board: District 181 approves 3 percent levy increase
December 12, 2017 - 7:00am
Brainerd School Board members listen Monday as Superintendent Laine Larson goes over the presentation of the facilities plan. The board approved the plan.
Jennifer Stockinger / Brainerd Dispatch
Building plans for Brainerd schools ISD 181 final: Now it's up to voters in April
December 12, 2017 - 5:00am
December 11, 2017
Brainerd High School sophomore Murphy Hill holds up a piece of her completed pottery work last week in the pottery room. Hill was named this week's Fine Arts Student of the Week.
Jennifer Stockinger // Brainerd Dispatch
Fine Arts Student of the Week: Sophomore takes to pottery
December 11, 2017 - 10:00am
December 8, 2017
Peter Wells of Brainerd was recently named a “student of distinction” by the North Dakota State University computer science department -- an honor bestowed to 15 of the department's 600 students -- while working full time as an Android software engineer in Fargo. Submitted photo
Brainerd native distinguishes himself at NDSU while working full time
December 8, 2017 - 9:00am
December 6, 2017
Central Lakes College American Sign Language student Chelsey Loven performs to "Believer” by Imagine Dragons for her final project Tuesday in the Chalberg Theatre. Ten students completed their ASL 3 coursework by performing their musical selection before about 150 spectators. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Gallery
Symphony of signs: CLC students interpret music through ASL
December 6, 2017 - 8:00am
Mary Sam
CLC's Mary Sam honored by Minnesota Education Equity Partnership
December 6, 2017 - 7:00am
December 4, 2017
Brainerd High School senior Elizabeth "Lizzy" Ortmeier, who played the jester for the choir's Madrigal Dinner this weekend, poses with her jester hat. The senior was named this week's Fine Arts Student of the Week.
Jennifer Stockinger / Brainerd Dispatch
Fine Arts Student of the Week: Senior's passion for singing impacts others
December 4, 2017 - 10:00am
November 28, 2017
Laine D. Larson
Brainerd School Board: School officials crunch data to select referendum polling places
November 28, 2017 - 6:00am
Brainerd School Superintendent Laine Larson updates the Brainerd School Board Monday about the district's comprehensive facilities plan. The board approved the referendum bond election date and will approve a final plan at its next meeting in December.
Jennifer Stockinger / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd School Board: Board sets election date, reveals proposed numbers
November 28, 2017 - 5:00am
November 27, 2017
Brainerd High School senior Preston Owen warms up on his saxophone for Wind Symphony class. Owen was named this week's Fine Arts Student of the Week.
Jennifer Stockinger / Brainerd Dispatch
Fine Arts Student of the Week
November 27, 2017 - 12:00pm