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Here is your Brainerd Dispatch Minute podcast for Monday, Aug. 1, 2022.

Stories in this episode
All on-track activity was canceled for the remainder of Friday at BIR out of respect for Briody, MotoAmerica reported.
The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Wright County Sheriff’s Office with a missing person’s case that was reported on July 26 after numerous unanswered phone calls.
Brainerd police said the call came in at 9:12 p.m. of an animal complaint on Birchridge Drive of 100 goats in a resident's backyard.
If reelected for a fifth term, Heintzeman said his top priorities would be meaningful tax cuts, statewide support for public safety, reforms to Minnesota’s election law and expanded protections for life from conception to natural death.
Kern is no stranger to sharing his voice — he’s well known as a regular public forum speaker to anyone who frequents local government meetings. In recent years, his commentary ranges from opposition to mask mandates while donning a paper bag on his head, to criticism of equity-focused curriculum in Brainerd schools, to questioning the integrity of the election system following the 2020 presidential election.
With nothing but a dream of providing a space where veterans could find their way almost six years ago, Veteran Valor Farm is inching closer to opening its doors this fall and welcoming its first guest.
The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota director Sarah Aamot retired this year after founding the multi-community choral choir almost two decades ago, and a new director and an assistant director were recently hired with the intent to create an affiliated youth chorale.
Rural school teachers from years gone by gave a presentation Thursday, July 28, at the CTC Center in Pillager about their roles in educating children in one-room schools. The retired teachers discussed what their school days were like and how children learned back then.
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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