Weather Forecast


Open Forum: A lesson in life


I recently lost my wife of 50 years to cancer. As I reflected back on the times we had together I couldn't help but think about what a unique partnership we had. How we had parented three children, who now are working on their own relationships and I have been told by them that they want nothing more out of their marriages than mom and I had. That we had supplied the pattern and all they had to do was put the pieces together.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

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 — 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.
(218) 855-5879