chelsey m. perkins

I grew up in the Brainerd lakes area and it's an honor for me to share the stories of my neighbors. As community editor, I help to ensure the accuracy and clarity of the information we collect and disseminate at the Brainerd Dispatch. I continue to write as well, covering a wide range of topics including regional news, watchdog reporting, features and personality profiles.

I'm always on the hunt for untold stories and interesting characters. Email me at or give me a call at 218-855-5874 to share your feedback or news tip.

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