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The "Brainerd Dispatch Minute" offers listeners the opportunity to get caught up on the top lakes area headlines and more in a podcast produced Monday through Friday.
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Here is your Brainerd Dispatch Minute podcast for Friday, May 13, 2022.

Stories in this episode
It was the first line of severe weather to move in Thursday night, expected to be followed by more stormy skies throughout the night into Friday morning. As the storm front made its way into the area, a 911 caller reported a tornado east of Pillager and a funnel cloud was reported near Nisswa.
Sheriff Dan Guida said they’ll work to rebuild damaged buildings in time for the county fair
Word around the bait store is the walleye bite might be a little light this year as anglers prepare to drop lines Saturday, May 14, for the Minnesota fishing opener.
Allison Larsen is the technology and innovation teacher at Cuyuna Range Elementary School in Crosby and earned a $1,000 grant for her classroom.
Crow Wing Energized launched the One Vegetable, One Community initiative to encourage healthy eating. The latest Crow Wing County Community Health Survey found 2 out of 3 adults in the county are not eating the recommended five or more fruits and vegetables a day.
Brainerd hosts Willmar May 12
Brainerd at Fergus Falls May 12
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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What to read next
Area listings of agendas
A listing of area meetings and events in the Brainerd lakes area.
The class will use the museum’s garden as the site for instructor Ben Wood to use as an example of how to care for and manage a native landscape.
The group is designed to provide emotional, education and social support for those who care for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s.