What's Doing

A listing of area meetings and events in the Brainerd lakes area.

Small newsboy yelling into megaphone to illustrate What's Doing, a community listing of Brainerd lakes area events.
Contributed / Metro Newspaper Service

Brainerd Duplicate Bridge Club scores

Sept. 28: Bruce Eastman and Patrick Spradlin, 56 1/2; Charlie Ruud and Don Rasmussen, 44; Sandy Chase and Lane Weber, 42 1/2; Jan and Ken Herd, 42.

The club meets at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Westgate Mall.

Advance sign-up is encouraged.

To sign up or for more information: or .

Widow Friends to meet

BAXTER — Widow Friends will meet 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at the Pizza Ranch in Baxter.


Voice of Democracy competition announced

The annual VFW Voice of Democracy writing competition goes through Oct. 31.

Students in sixth through eighth grades can compete with a 3-5 minute written and spoken essay on the theme, “Why is the Veteran Important?”

Local winners receive $200, $250 and $300.

More than $154,000 in prizes are waiting for those moving to state and national Veterans of Foreign Wars competition.

Previous winner information and competition details are at .

PEO Chapter CJ to meet

PEO Chapter CJ will meet Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Diane Hillman’s home.

Vi Klugness will be the co-hostess. Program will be by Diane Hillman.

The Center, Brainerd, bridge scores

Monday winners: Jeff Hartmann, 4660; Sally Adams, 3840; Dorothy Adamson, 3550.


Area duplicate bridge scores

Ideal Town Hall, Sept. 20: Carol Johnson and Lori McCormick, 72.5; Chris Brown and Diana Brown, 71.44; Carol Lindahl and Greg Lindahl, 56.81; and Jane Kleinsasser and Sally Larson, 55.69.

Ideal Town Hall, Sept. 22: North-South: Marlene McArthur and Mary Leland, 98; Chris Brown and Enga Wodziak, 96; Janet Herd and Ken Herd, 89.50; and Shirley Gronholm and Lorraine Northagen, 83. East-West: Eric Hanson and Mary De Hanson, 101.5; Sue Caquelin and Joyce Roemer, 99.5; Donna Fleer and Larry Fleer, 95; and Sally Larson and Jane Kleinsasser, 78.

Crosslake Community Center, Sept. 23: Larry Fleer, 5150; Ginny Hersey, 4230; and Shirley Gronholm, 3900.

Senior dances planned

Senior dances will be 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Eagles Club in Brainerd with music by Frank and Fran; and 1-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at the Deerwood Legion with music by Two for the Road.


Our newsroom occasionally reports stories under a byline of "staff." Often, the "staff" byline is used when rewriting basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as a city press release about a road closure, and which require little or no reporting. At times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.

Hi, I'm the Brainerd Dispatch. I started working a few days before Christmas in 1881 and became a daily paper two years later. I've gone through a lot of changes over the years, but what has never changed is my commitment to community and to local journalism. I've got an entire team of dedicated people who work night and day to make sure I go out every morning, whether in print, as an e-edition, via an app or with additional information at News, weather, sports — videos, photos, podcasts and social media — all covering stories from central Minnesota about your neighbors, your lakes, your communities, your challenges and your opportunities. It's all part of the effort to keep people connected and informed. And we couldn't do it without support.
What To Read Next
Get Local