Listen: Strong winds damage buildings in Aitkin County

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Here is your Brainerd Dispatch Minute podcast for Thursday, May 12, 2022.

Stories in this episode
Aitkin County Fairgrounds sustains heavy damage in what appear to be straight-line winds. Another round of potentially severe storms is in the forecast for Thursday, May 12
A special committee of City Council and Planning Commission members will work with city staff to determine if there is a viable option for helicopter accommodations at the city's airport.
The Post-COVID-19 Rehabilitation Program is for patients recovering from COVID-19 and is offered at all Essentia locations.
It’s a significant development for the state’s growing craft brewing and distilling industries, which have been pushing for years to expand what they can sell directly from their operations. Distilleries want to be able to sell larger bottles, and the state’s biggest craft breweries have wanted fewer restrictions on the sale of growlers, the large glass bottles typically used to carry draft beer poured from taphouses.
CLC won the right-to-host game against Itasca.
Staples-Motley competed in Bemidji Wednesday.
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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