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Brainerd School District
April 19, 2018
Brainerd School Board: What's next now that bond referendum passed?
What's next for the Brainerd School District, after voters approved all three referendum questions in last week's special election? "We have...
April 19, 2018 - 10:11am
April 14, 2018
Our Opinion: Voting is over, but the work is not
Almost 10,000 voters had their say Tuesday, and a majority like what Brainerd Public Schools has in mind for district buildings. All three bond referendum questions on the ballot were approved. The result—$145.7 million in new taxes to go toward $205 million in renovation and...
April 14, 2018 - 9:30am
April 12, 2018
Referendum victorious, district begins next steps
During much of election day, the headquarters of the Brainerd School District, the Washington Education Services Building, were largely empty....
April 12, 2018 - 9:00am
April 11, 2018
Reporter's Notebook: Tidbits from election night
A mix of items from coverage of the Brainerd School District referendum Tuesday, April 10. No waiting Riverside Elementary polling site reported...
April 11, 2018 - 4:00am
Yes, yes, yes: Brainerd School District voters give referendum full approval
It likely won't be a day Brainerd school officials will forget anytime soon. On Tuesday, April 10, the majority of nearly 10,000 voters approved...
April 11, 2018 - 12:31am
April 10, 2018
'Yes' votes lead early among absentee ballots
Results from absentee voters were tallied first Tuesday night in the April 10 special election concerning Brainerd School District's bonding referendum. 'Yes' votes had a commanding lead in all three ballot questions with the absentee totals. With 1,848 people voting, 77 percent (1,434)...
April 10, 2018 - 8:49pm
Election day is here: Referendums in Brainerd, Pierz now up to voters
The fate of planning efforts spanning more than two years will be determined with results reflecting the will of Brainerd School District voters...
April 10, 2018 - 2:00am
April 9, 2018
Brainerd School District: Voters to weigh in on referendum Tuesday
With the April 10 bond referendum vote looming on the calendar, residents of the Brainerd School District may want to revisit particulars in...
April 9, 2018 - 4:20pm
April 8, 2018
Nisswa, Brainerd Future Problem Solving teams to compete internationally
Four Future Problem Solving Program teams representing Forestview Middle School in Baxter and Nisswa Elementary School competed at the state...
April 8, 2018 - 3:00am
April 6, 2018
Complaint made regarding notices, polling places in Brainerd School District referendum
A complaint was filed with the Crow Wing County Attorney's Office against the Brainerd School District with regards to its upcoming bond referendum...
April 6, 2018 - 1:47pm
Brainerd School District: Attention voters - Bond referendum vote is Tuesday
Voters will head to the polls to cast ballots as part of the Brainerd School District bond referendum from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 10....
April 6, 2018 - 3:00am
April 5, 2018
Our Opinion: Opening our eyes to mental health issues
We hope the Brainerd Dispatch's four-day series on suicide awareness and prevention, which concluded Wednesday, was as eye-opening for our readers as it was for us. Mental illness is pervasive within our communities, and in some cases can end in tragedy. Mental illness can affect...
April 5, 2018 - 11:30am
April 1, 2018
BHS seniors selected as National Merit finalists
Two Brainerd High School seniors were selected as National Merit finalists. Brainerd High School seniors Maison Jobe and Gustave Robinson advanced...
April 1, 2018 - 10:00am
March 29, 2018
Forestview middle-schooler selected for statewide geography bee
The National Geographic Society selected a Forestview Middle School student as a semifinalist eligible to compete in the 2018 National Geographic...
March 29, 2018 - 10:00am
Brainerd School District: District finalizes site for proposed Baxter elementary school
BAXTER—Brainerd Public Schools announced it has identified a site for the proposed elementary school to be constructed in Baxter. Currently...
March 29, 2018 - 4:00am