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ISD 181 Referendum vote totals

Election judge Lucy Franz welcomes voters Tuesday at Unorganized Red and White Living Word Church Tuesday during voting District 181 referendum. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
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Win free gas with the Brainerd Dispatch's 'Great Gas Giveaway' at Holiday. Each week each store will have a drawing for a $25 gas card.
Win free gas with the Brainerd Dispatch's 'Great Gas Giveaway' at Holiday. Purchase a copy of the Brainerd Dispatch at participating Holiday gas stations any day through Sunday, Jan. 11, ...
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Trafficking - The Game: Pimps often aren’t present with the women and girls they control, but their manipulation and threats can keep victims in the life of prostitution unwillingly

Standing next to the jukebox playing “Superfreak,” Jenny saw the man who would become her first pimp walk into the Fun Center arcade in downtown Minneapolis. She was in her Madonna phase, and he looked like “Beat It”-era Michael Jackson. He walked in, commanded the room with his dance moves, then took her hand and pulled her outside. Jenny Gaines - Photo by Benjamin Edwards
It was the early 1980s, and the evolving Block E of downtown Minneapolis had life, with hustlers and prostitutes interspersed with the suit-and-tie crowd that spilled out of skyscrapers at ...
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Trafficking Red Flags: Training underway to help employees, the public detect signs of sex trafficking

Windie Lazenko, founder of 4her North Dakota, takes her photo at a Williston, N.D., truck stop to share with the organization Truckers Against Trafficking. Lazenko plans to do truck stop outreach to raise awareness about sex trafficking. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
A young woman tells domestic violence advocates she feels trapped with an older man. He’s the only person who can inject her with the heroin to which she’s addicted. “Abusive ...
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The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, including the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In addition to breaking and enterprise news, we offer a wide variety of sports, features, business, agriculture, outdoors and opinion content. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.

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Brainerd Lakes Election 2014

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Results will be posted as we get them. Polls closed at 8:00 p.m. and we expect to start receiving results about 8:30 p.m. Check back throughout the night for local ...
Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
(218) 855-5889
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Essentia Health joins accountable care pilot project

Essentia Health is one of 20 health care systems around the country to take part in a new pilot project for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), which coordinates doctors, hospitals and ...
Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
(218) 855-5889
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Minnesota prison guard dies after responding to assault

OAK PARK HEIGHTS, Minn. -- A corrections officer at Minnesota Correctional Facility — Oak Park Heights suffered a medical emergency and died Monday afternoon after responding to an inmate assault ...
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Kavanaugh vows to fight misconduct allegations as Trump, Republicans dig in

Supreme Court nomiinee Brett Kavanaugh at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington on Sept. 4, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.
President Trump and fellow Republicans dug in Monday in their support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, as the Supreme Court nominee vowed to fight back against additional allegations of sexual misconduct, ...
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Rare two-headed copperhead snake found in East Coast

Copperhead snake / Wikimedia Commons
The fangs of a single copperhead are enough to scare most. But a two-headed snake? That's a serpent fit for a horror flick. This week, the nightmare-inducing creature showed up ...
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