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Here is your Brainerd Dispatch Minute podcast for Thursday, June 23, 2022.

Stories in this episode
The city designated $80,000 of American Rescue Plan Act money to fund matching grants for a downtown revitalization grant program.
Parents can start scheduling vaccine appointments Thursday.
During its Tuesday, June 21, committee of the whole meeting, the County Board heard from County Attorney Don Ryan and Corrections Manager Krista Jones, who said the current configurations of workspaces are not ideal.
Growing up on a family farm with six brothers and one sister, Cekalla learned early to work hard, put her faith in God and take care of her community, she said.
Lakes Jam is an annual event that takes place on the grounds of Brainerd International Raceway and includes several days of country and rock music bands. KIX, a hard rock band from the ‘80s, is one of the musical acts and the band will perform Thursday, June 23.
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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