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Listen: Widespread damage in lakes area after Monday severe weather

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Here is your Brainerd Dispatch Minute podcast for Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Stories in this episode
Capping off an absolute scorcher of a day in Minnesota, a severe thunderstorm packing powerful winds and torrential rain Monday, June 20, led to widespread tree and property damage while knocking out power to thousands in the Brainerd lakes area.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a man pulled from the water, reported at 2:59 p.m., Sunday, June 19, in Breezy Point at the Pelican Lake public access.
Council members voted 4-3 to deny a change to the city's charter that would eliminate funding for senior citizen, green space and community action organizations.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash, reported at 4:08 p.m. Friday, June 17, in the City of East Gull Lake.
The Brainerd Police Department responded to a report of a deceased man, reported at 5:53 a.m. Thursday, June 16.
Barbecue has taken on a life of its own as pitmasters can now control everything from temperature to how long and when the cook starts, though everyone has their own perfect way of cooking.
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.
An area listing of birth announcements.
An area listing of birth announcements.
Gabe Johnson is running for a third term on the Brainerd City Council against challengers Emily LeClaire and Johnathan Miller.