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Here is your Brainerd Dispatch Minute podcast for Monday, May 2, 2022.

Stories in this episode
According to the criminal complaint, a man requested a welfare check at the residence for his ex-wife after Michael Munger messaged him that his ex-wife was “gone.”
Members of Brainerd's Charter Commission said they do not want to spend taxpayer money on an entity that is mostly outside the city's limits.
At one point after the West Central Drug Task Force attempted a traffic stop, a Minnesota State Patrol trooper and an Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Deputy discharged their handguns, fatally striking a white male in the vehicle.
Chris Thompson, who has been with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office for 25 years, is currently a lieutenant assigned as the Cass County jail administrator.
Safari North Wildlife Park in Brainerd reopens May 7, and Pine Grove Zoo switches to its summer hours starting Sunday, May 1, respectively, with plans for new animals, exhibits and rides after a tumultuous few years of business in a world upended by the coronavirus pandemic.
The construction of the Northern Pacific Railway in the Brainerd lakes area didn’t come easy. But once the tracks were laid, officials immediately turned their attention to the construction of a passenger depot as an area transit hub for the burgeoning community of Brainerd.
The Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes was held Saturday.
Brainerd at Grand Rapids April 29
Central Lakes plays doubleheader with St. Cloud Tech April 29
Florian Fairbanks is one of five Brainerd Warriors that will be inducted into the hall of fame.
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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County maintenance crews will patch roads, clean up downed trees and mow ditches throughout the week.
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