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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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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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Win free gas in the Brainerd Dispatch Great Gas Giveaway

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 ...
Forum News Service

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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Food show highlights trendy foods you'll soon be seeing everywhere

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One of the new products at the Fancy Foods Show. Washington Post photo by Maura Judkis2 / 4
Flavored ghee is one of the new products at the Fancy Foods Show. Washington Post photo by Maura Judkis.3 / 4
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Every year, thousands of food brands head to New York to show off their wares and entice buyers from grocery stores to stock their products. It's a trade show titled ...
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5 food-safety slips that can ruin summer cookouts

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It's challenging for me to completely relax at a typical backyard cookout or pool party because I feel I have been endowed with a burdensome superpower: I see food-safety blunders. ...
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Poll: Americans give Trump negative marks for Helsinki performance

President Donald Trump walks to Marine One from the Oval Office, at the White House in Washington, July 20, 2018. (Copyright Tom Brenner/The New York Times)
By wide margins, Americans give President Donald Trump negative marks for his conduct during a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week and for his casting doubt on U.S. ...
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