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August 12, 2018
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Blueprint 181 Update
The referendum passed, now it's time to build—right? Not quite. Since the community approved the Blueprint 181 plan in April, we have been...
August 12, 2018 - 8:30am
June 9, 2018
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Free summer meals for kids
Looking for a great lunch idea? Join Brainerd Public Schools for friends, meals and more! We are offering free kids meals in and around town...
June 9, 2018 - 8:30am
June 3, 2018
Brainerd schools to participate in summer food program for children
Brainerd Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, at no charge and meet nutritional standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture....
June 3, 2018 - 7:30am
May 31, 2018
Reader Opinion: Fond memories
A Nov. 22, 2017, This Was Brainerd appeared in your newspaper concerning my wife and me. It had appeared 20-plus years ago on the occasion of our retirement from the Brainerd Public Schools, and had finally made its way to our winter home in Scottsdale, Ariz. The result of this has...
May 31, 2018 - 11:30am
May 12, 2018
District 181 Viewpoint: Celebrating excellence in the 4 A's
The countdown to graduation has begun, which means we are now deep into banquet season. In the last two weeks, Brainerd Public Schools has had...
May 12, 2018 - 7:30am
April 21, 2018
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Thank you from Brainerd Public Schools
On behalf of the Board of Education, I sincerely thank the Brainerd community for voting "Yes, Yes, Yes," on all three ballot questions at the...
April 21, 2018 - 7:30am
April 18, 2018
Reader Opinion: Just add 4 zeros
Susie, a high school senior, prior to purchasing an automobile, considered how much she could afford per month. She was inclined to pay as little as possible per month over a long period of time for a $20,500 car. Listening to her father's advice, she paid more per month, paying off...
April 18, 2018 - 8:30am
April 16, 2018
Reader Opinion: Hurrah for the arts
As a person who supports the arts in our wonderful lakes area, I was ecstatic with the "yes" votes on Tuesday's election for an arts center. We are so fortunate to live in an area which has three marvelous musical groups. There are the Heartland Symphony Orchestra, the Legacy Chorale...
April 16, 2018 - 7:30am
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
Reader Opinion: Thank you
I am a father of three children who attend Brainerd Public Schools. It is in this capacity I thank those community members who said "yes" to helping their futures by bringing our school buildings up to date and in enhancing the opportunities for my children. There is a difference...
April 14, 2018 - 8:30am
Reader Opinion: Proud of our community
Well done, Brainerd! Passing all three referendums is truly transformational for our schools, our community and our entire area. Having lived through and supported several unsuccessful similar votes in the past, I know how hard the school board, administration, volunteers and deeply...
April 14, 2018 - 7:30am
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
April 8, 2018
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Make your voice heard on April 10
Election Day is just a few days away. On Tuesday, April 10, our community will decide whether we make investments in schools throughout the Brainerd...
April 8, 2018 - 11:30am
Reader Opinion: Honor Lincoln, but vote yes
We are long-time community residents who want to find meaningful ways to honor the memory of Lincoln School, an important part of our local history and the education of thousands of students over the last 70-plus years.
April 8, 2018 - 9:30am
Reader Opinion: Wants versus needs
In past years, times of school district financial issues produced newspaper editorials and letters to the editor pointing out differences in wants and needs.
April 8, 2018 - 8:30am