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Brainerd assistant superintendent in negotiations with Sauk Rapids
The assistant superintendent of the Brainerd School District, Aaron Sinclair, confirmed Friday he is in negotiations to become the superintendent...
6 hours 56 min ago
February 14, 2018
Brainerd School Board: Board supports special ed funding increase
The Brainerd School Board voted to back state-level and national resolutions to push for increased special education funding—an area of...
February 14, 2018 - 6:00am
February 13, 2018
Brainerd School Board: District pushes for better American Indian education
The Brainerd School District is moving forward with the Native American Education Program for 2017-18, embarking on an initiative to better meet...
February 13, 2018 - 8:00am
January 20, 2018
ISD 181 Viewpoint: April 10 Special Election Information
This spring, voters will have an opportunity to decide whether to move forward with the Brainerd Public Schools Board of Education Blueprint...
January 20, 2018 - 7:30am
January 10, 2018
Brainerd School Board: Members question use of committees
Brainerd School Board members voted unanimously to establish standing committees for the 2018 year, but also opted to re-evaluate the matter...
January 10, 2018 - 5:00am
January 9, 2018
Brainerd School Board: Referendum gets green light
The Brainerd School District referendum is getting the official green light. The ballot questions will be posed to voters, who will decide the...
January 9, 2018 - 6:00am
January 4, 2018
Brainerd City Council: City may ax school off-street parking requirements
The Brainerd City Council will take a hard look at changing its minimum off-street parking ordinances pertaining to its area schools—a...
January 4, 2018 - 12:00pm
December 12, 2017
Brainerd School Board: District 181 approves 3 percent levy increase
Taxpayers in the Brainerd School District won't see much change in their school district taxes for next year. The Brainerd School Board Monday...
December 12, 2017 - 7:00am
October 7, 2017
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Partners for educational excellence
Wow! Where has the first month of school gone? We have had a very successful start to the school year and are looking forward to all of the exciting...
October 7, 2017 - 9:30am
September 10, 2017
ISD 181: Community Education Fall Guide coming soon to a mailbox near you
As summer fades to fall, I often wonder where the time went. How is it possible for long, lazy days to be over so quickly? Yet, here we are again...
September 10, 2017 - 10:00am
September 5, 2017
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September 5, 2017 - 10:45am
May 25, 2017
Reader Opinion: Stop the negativity
It was inevitable that negative, mean-spirited responses regarding the yearbook incident would hit the Reader Opinion post in the Dispatch. As a matter of fact, it was the same type of people that caused this misfortunate incident to be broadcast across the nation instead of dealing...
May 25, 2017 - 7:30am
December 9, 2016
'A World of Thanks this Holiday Season' from Brainerd Public Schools
My husband, Warren and I have excitedly been preparing our home for the holidays this year, as it is our first Christmas in Brainerd. This fresh...
December 9, 2016 - 9:25pm
September 24, 2016
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Homecoming kicks off with Takedown Gym's Amazing Race
My family's move to the Brainerd lakes area was not decided by anything as logical as growing up here, having family nearby or new career path. We ended up living here thanks to a local fast food restaurant that provided our 2-year-old daughter a place to stretch her legs after being...
September 24, 2016 - 7:43am
June 2, 2016
ISD 181 School Board: First look at next year's budget
The Brainerd School Board's Finance Committee Wednesday got the first look at the school district's preliminary budget for next year. Steve Lund,...
June 2, 2016 - 10:38am