Listen: Extensive storm damage leaves 1000s in the dark across multiple days

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Here is your Brainerd Dispatch Minute podcast for Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

Stories in this episode
As of Tuesday evening, area emergency personnel reported no injuries as a result of the storms.
Sara Lembcke, sixth grade special education teacher at Forestview Middle School, is the 2022 Brainerd Teacher of the Year.
Wenzel represented Morrison, Crow Wing and Mille Lacs counties from 1973-2001 in the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Samuelson said he was fortunate to travel and work internationally and learned the value of diversity, empathy, and inclusiveness to forge stronger relationships and communities in a larger setting.
The new filings on Tuesday, May 31, set up several new primary elections among competitors.
The Brainerd Warriors hosted St. Michael-Albertville in the Section 8-4A playoffs
Brainerd at Rich Spring Golf Club for the Section 8-3A meet Tuesday, May 31
Brainerd vs Elk River in the Section 7-2A Semifinals May 31
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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