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Here is your Brainerd Dispatch Minute podcast for Monday, April 4, 2022.

Stories in this episode
Ukrainian teen adopted by Brainerd area family raises money for humanitarian relief in war-torn country
In a room on Camp Ripley Thursday, March 31, Vetle Andersen, a member of the Home Guard Youth was reunited with his aunt, Jennie Halstensen, of St. Louis Park, after not seeing him since 2008.
The first step is a confidential survey seeking to better understand people’s hesitancy, developed with the guidance of the U.S. Vaccine Confidence Survey, 2021 County Health Survey and ACR Consulting, a firm led by Adam Rees of Pequot Lakes, the former president of Essentia Health Central Market.
An administrative law judge opined that state law did not grant the enforcement division the authority to suspend Mission Tavern’s liquor license over its executive order violations, despite there being no question they intentionally defied the orders.
Of the 64 men from the tank company that left Brainerd who went with the 194th to the Philippines, three were killed in action and 29 died as prisoners of war and 32 survived captivity, including Walt Straka, a lifelong Brainerd resident and last survivor of the Bataan Death March.
Fund-backed work targeting Serpent Lake achieved its goal, reversing a downward trend in water quality. The lake is twice as clear as it was 10 years ago. Stormwater projects in Deerwood and Crosby reduce how much phosphorus enters the lake.
The Brainerd Warriors opened the track season at St. John's University
CLC was scheduled to play four games this weekend.
Central Lakes played two games Saturday, April 2.
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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The Dispatch publishes records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record.
The Dispatch publishes records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record.
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office and the Animal Humane Society reportedly executed a search warrant at 10 a.m. Jan. 24 on the 34000 block of Highway 10, 4 miles south of Motley.
The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office responded to the barn fire, reported at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in Orton Township, north of Nimrod.