Weather Forecast

Sara Erickson stood along the coast in Virginia Beach,Va., with her father, Joe

Brainerd natives hope they can weather storm


It’s only been 27 days since Sara Erickson, 23, packed her bags in Minnesota and moved to Virginia Beach, Va.

When the 2006 Brainerd High School graduate moved to Virginia Beach — living in a condo within 10 miles from the coast — this month, she never thought she’d experience a hurricane so quickly.

Erickson, the daughter of Terri and Joe Erickson of Baxter, had the power go on and off in her condo Friday afternoon but was able to chat through Facebook with the Dispatch.

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