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    Hearing loss more common than perceived

    High frequency hearing loss is prevalent, Engelbrecht said. Especially for those whose hearing loss is due to noise exposure, age or family history. It’s caused by nerve damage to the inner ear and can’t be fixed. Most people don’t notice the loss right a ...

    School board upholds committee decision to keep "Of Mice and Men"

    The decision to keep John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” in the Brainerd school curriculum was upheld Monday by the school board. The book was recently brought under the microscope after parent Doug Kern told the board he thought some of the language and t ...

    Brainerd School Board holds first reading for flex zone policy

    In anticipation of school district implementing “flex zones,” the Brainerd School Board held the first reading of a policy that better lays out who can change school boundaries and how. The board on Monday unanimously approved the move. Late last year the ...

    First four interview for superintendent position

    Four people had a chance to voice why they should be Brainerd’s next superintendent. The Brainerd School Board held its first round of interviews of candidates for the superintendent position Wednesday. The final three will be interviewed Thursday. The pr ...

    'Illegal flea market" nuisance abatement order upheld

    An order to clear the “illegal flea market” on Pine Street has been upheld by a city committee. Now, property owner Chad Ross has 10 days to appeal the decision to the Brainerd City Council, or should he not finish cleaning the property by April 11, the c ...

    Department of Health investigating possible foodborne illness in Nisswa

    The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating possible foodborne illnesses after some people got sick after a Nisswa Lion’s Club meeting. The March 24 Lion’s club meeting was conducted at the Nisswa Community Center. Food was served by the regular c ...

    7 to be interviewed for Brainerd superintendent position

    Seven people will be interviewed this week for the superintendent position at the Brainerd School District. At a special Brainerd School Board meeting Monday, the group met with School Exec Connect consultants Charlie Kyte and Toni Johns to hear the propo ...

    Spring storm to bring ice, new snow to Brainerd lakes area

    There’s good news and bad news with the impending spring snow storm. The good news: the Brainerd lakes area will only see 1 to 3 inches of fresh snow, as opposed to the six inches first predicted. The bad news, however, is that sleet and freezing rain wil ...

    Wadena County leader retires after 45 years in field

    It came down to $100. That was the deciding factor between two career paths that Paul Sailer could have chosen. It was just after the Vietnam War and Sailer, a helicopter pilot, had to decide between a job in shoreland management or one as a social worker ...

    Another eight students request varsity advancement

    Another eight middle-schoolers have asked to be pushed up to varsity teams. The trial of formally allowing seventh- and eighth-graders to accelerate to varsity teams is running smoothly, the district activities directors reported at a Brainerd School Boar ...

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