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September 9, 2016
Commentary: Community Education is Lakes Proud
Hopefully by now you have received your Community Education Guide to Activities for Fall 2016. If you flip to the back cover, you will see the...
September 9, 2016 - 7:17pm
September 6, 2016
Reader Opinion: Supports Ronnei
One word should not define a man. After reading the guest opinion letter that Mark Ronnei wrote a couple weeks ago, we felt the prompting to write a response. The community and city of Brainerd lost one of its biggest cheerleaders and volunteers when Mark stepped down from those committees...
September 6, 2016 - 8:03pm
August 29, 2016
ISD 181 Viewpoint: The 'Warriors' welcome to school year 2016-2017!
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! I hope you spent the beautiful summer relaxing, enjoying time with family and friends, and finding well-deserved...
August 29, 2016 - 8:26am
August 12, 2016
Ronnei: Poor word choice shouldn't distract from critical mission ahead
OK, I was wrong to say Brainerd is a ghetto; strong word, lots of strong reactions. I would like to make it clear that I did not utter any of the definitions that were laid out in the paper. I spoke in hyperbole, and the paper filled in definitions that I would never have used. My...
August 12, 2016 - 9:42pm
July 26, 2016
Facilities Committee meeting canceled
The Facilities Committee meeting for the Brainerd School District that was scheduled for Aug. 5 has been canceled.
July 26, 2016 - 6:08pm
Reader Opinion: Apology owed
The information shown on the Brainerd Independent School District-181 website lists Mark Ronnei as a member of the Comprehensive Facility Planning Steering Committee. As a member of this committee, Mr. Ronnei was allowed to speak, without objections, to the ISD-181 School Board on...
July 26, 2016 - 5:51pm
July 15, 2016
Our Opinion: Brainerd a ghetto? Get real
It was disappointing, to say the least, to see Mark Ronnei refer to Brainerd as a ghetto in comments made Monday before the Brainerd School Board. Ronnei, a member of the school district's long-range comprehensive facilities planning committee, told the board four of the district's...
July 15, 2016 - 10:35pm
May 19, 2016
Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich schedules announced
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June. Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6 to Aug. 26 at the...
May 19, 2016 - 9:35pm
April 29, 2016
Reader Opinion: The best place?
I've heard that asbestos from deconstruction of the heating system abounds at the old state hospital site. Is this any place to build a new elementary school? Jerrold Turnquist Brainerd
April 29, 2016 - 8:33am
April 15, 2016
Reader Opinion: Excellent start for education
A recent letter was critical of educators. I'm concerned about the cost of education, too. But, rather than complain I joined an ISD 181 committee. Before retirement, I was in information technology, so I was interested in the direction ISD 181 was headed using the computer as a tool,...
April 15, 2016 - 10:02pm
April 10, 2016
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Comprehensive facilities planning - building solutions for 21st Century students
For the past several months, I have had the privilege of serving on Brainerd Public Schools' Comprehensive Facilities Planning committee alongside about 20 other district staff, parents, school board members, business people, elected officials, government employees, non-profit leaders,...
April 10, 2016 - 11:25am
April 9, 2016
Tech Savvy: Skyward Family Access is helpful, when you look at it
It's hard enough for me to keep track of my two middle-school children so I cannot even fathom how Brainerd School District teachers and administrators...
April 9, 2016 - 3:58pm
March 17, 2016
Volunteers wanted for 2016 Warrior Day of Service
Warrior Day of Service, set April 6, is an opportunity for Brainerd Students to give back to their community. Organized by Brainerd Area Youth...
March 17, 2016 - 5:00pm
February 20, 2016
Reader Opinion: Needs more investigating
The recent Dispatch article regarding the school district's meeting with the local faith community should leave them, us, and congregations wondering just what is indeed going on. www.brainerddispatch.com/news/3950406-faith-community-discusses-school-issues Although "rumors" were...
February 20, 2016 - 6:30pm
January 25, 2016
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Community Education can help with your resolutions
Although the new year is just three weeks old, I suspect (hope) that I am not the only one to have already become estranged from my resolve to...
January 25, 2016 - 12:09pm