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November 13, 2018
Toys For Kids program kicks off: Donations and families in need sought
November 13, 2018 - 10:30am
November 2, 2018
Women's shelter seeks donations for clients for holidays
November 2, 2018 - 6:30am
October 30, 2018
The map shows the proposed location for the new elementary school in Baxter, situated off a new addition to Jasperwood Drive, just east of Forestview Middle School. The Brainerd School Board approved this proposal Monday, Oct. 29. Map courtesy of Widseth Smith Nolting
Brainerd Public Schools: Board supports Jasperwood for new Baxter elementary
October 30, 2018 - 10:00am
October 10, 2018
Renee Kortus (front left), Shirley Wallin, Betty Wolhart, Joyce Wold, JoAnne Flom and Mabel Poul fold and organize hand-sewn dresses Tuesday, Oct. 9, at First Baptist Church in Baxter. The dresses will support missions in the field across the globe. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video
Global charity sows local unity
October 10, 2018 - 11:00am
Patty Wallace, science and math integrationist teacher, and Tim Murtha, director of teaching and learning, tell Brainerd School Board members about an initiative to improve special education math curricula in the district during the board's Monday, Oct. 8, meeting at the Washington Educational Services Building. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd Public Schools: Board learns of special ed math initiative
October 10, 2018 - 7:00am
October 6, 2018
HART needs help
October 6, 2018 - 1:30pm
September 25, 2018
United Way Blitz invites businesses to event
September 25, 2018 - 11:30am
September 12, 2018
Brainerd School Board members listen to presenters at their meeting Monday, Sept. 10, at the Washington Educational Services Building.
Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd Public Schools: Board learns about revamped summer reading program
September 12, 2018 - 8:00am
August 17, 2018
Nicole Phillips, Kindness is Contagious columnist.
Commentary: Noticing others is first step to kindness
August 17, 2018 - 9:25am
Brainerd School Board members look at design update for Harrison Elementary School during their Monday, Aug. 13 meeting.
Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd School Board: District approves pay raises for security officers
August 17, 2018 - 7:00am
August 2, 2018
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Donors give $102,000 to gay valedictorian who couldn't afford college after clashing with his parents
August 2, 2018 - 8:42am
August 1, 2018
Tracy Dykshoorn, left, and Ashley Hanson fold clothes donated to them through the Foster Stitches organization that they created together at Dykshoorn’s home Friday in Willmar. They have spent countless hours organizing bins of clothing that will later be given to foster children since the organization began around two years ago. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service
Foster Stitches helps kids in crisis
August 1, 2018 - 5:48pm
July 30, 2018
Water tower donations to be collected at Crow Wing County Fair
July 30, 2018 - 7:46pm
July 14, 2018
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Crosslake dog park moving forward. Donations needed
July 14, 2018 - 8:00am
July 4, 2018
The Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation has protected more than 3,200 acres and 23 miles of environmentally sensitive shoreline working with landowners, numerous lake associations, local, state, federal and tribal agencies and other conservation organizations. 
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Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation moves to new location
July 4, 2018 - 10:00am