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The "Brainerd Dispatch Minute" offers listeners the opportunity to get caught up on the top lakes area headlines and more in a podcast produced Monday through Friday.

Here is your Brainerd Dispatch Minute podcast for Monday, May 9, 2022.

Stories in this episode
The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash, reported at 4:42 p.m. in Nokay Lake Township, east of Brainerd.
The Staples Fire Department responded to the fire, reported at around 2 p.m., in Becker Township, along 79th Avenue Southwest.
With doors opening about 4 p.m. and poker starting at 6 p.m., the organizer said cookie sales during the event will be donated to the Loucks family. During the event, a table will be set up with information about domestic violence along with a QR code for donations to the Loucks family.
Mike Carr has served as sheriff for 15 years.
Lorna Klefsaas gave her son Sivert $1,800 to stay off social media until he was 18. And he did.
The spring concert is at 7 p.m. May 10 in the Chalberg Theatre at the Central Lakes College Brainerd campus.
News of Kelsey’s pregnancy surprised the couple for more than one reason. They were in the midst of preparing to become empty nesters when 18-year-old Karlie left home for North Dakota to play Jimmies volleyball for the University of Jamestown on a scholarship. And 14 years into their relationship, Kelsey and Shane thought they were past the idea of growing their family.
You hate to admit but mom was right — about everything. Brainerd lakes area residents and those from the area reflect for Mother’s Day on the words of wisdom their mothers shared and the advice their moms gave that seemed laughable, dubious or incredulous — at least at first.
Local historian Ray Nelson shares his research of Minnesota's oldest rifle artifact to date and its journey from Europe to fur trade-era Minnesota. He is a member of the Friends of Old Crow Wing and its former president, and a founder of the Crow Wing County Muzzleloaders Club.
Central Lakes at Anoka-Ramsey for doubleheader May 7
Central Lakes plays two sets of doubleheaders over the weekend
Brainerd boys golf in Blaine May 8
North Central Raceway roundup from May 7
A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1922.

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The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a report at 7:59 a.m. of the crash, which occurred on Highway 71 just north of Hewitt.
According to the sheriff’s office, the man said he was riding his Arctic Cat Firecat F7 snowmobile on the trail when he went around a corner and struck a tree head-on.
The sheriff’s office received a 911 call reporting the fatal crash at 4:55 p.m. Saturday on 72nd Street Southwest in Byron Township near Staples.