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Here is your Brainerd Dispatch Minute podcast for Wednesday, March 16, 2022.

Stories in this episode
Brainerd High School Exchange student Anhelina Nevmerzhytska from Ukraine is trying to deal with being away from family at this difficult time, feeling guilty for not being there. So she came up with a way to raise money for humanitarian aid by working with a local business and the community.
Reps. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, and Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, cast nay votes Feb. 28 on the House floor for legislation known as the CROWN Act, which would clarify the definition of race in the Minnesota Human Rights Act to be inclusive of traits such as hair texture and protective hairstyles like braids, locks and twists.
Minnesota is looking to facilitate the program through local entities by training them to teach the Responsible Beverage Service Training course to their communities.
The Minnesota unemployment insurance trust fund owes more than $1.3 billion to the federal government after the COVID-19 pandemic drove claims to record highs. Gov. Tim Walz and the Senate support a $2.7 billion plan to offset the debt and replenish the fund, but House Democrats say they won't support it unless the Senate approves a $1 billion in bonus payments to front-line pandemic workers. Senate Republicans said they wouldn’t go above $250 million.
Pequot Lakes vs Fergus Falls in the Class 2A State Tournament March 16
Crosby-Ironton and Pequot Lakes competed in the Section 7-2A Semifinals.
Mitch Degen displayed his defensive and offensive prowess in the Warriors' big win over Elk River.
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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