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ISD 181 Referendum vote totals

Election judge Lucy Franz welcomes voters Tuesday at Unorganized Red and White Living Word Church Tuesday during voting District 181 referendum. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
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Trafficking - The Game: Pimps often aren’t present with the women and girls they control, but their manipulation and threats can keep victims in the life of prostitution unwillingly

Standing next to the jukebox playing “Superfreak,” Jenny saw the man who would become her first pimp walk into the Fun Center arcade in downtown Minneapolis. She was in her Madonna phase, and he looked like “Beat It”-era Michael Jackson. He walked in, commanded the room with his dance moves, then took her hand and pulled her outside. Jenny Gaines - Photo by Benjamin Edwards
It was the early 1980s, and the evolving Block E of downtown Minneapolis had life, with hustlers and prostitutes interspersed with the suit-and-tie crowd that spilled out of skyscrapers at ...
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Trafficking Red Flags: Training underway to help employees, the public detect signs of sex trafficking

Windie Lazenko, founder of 4her North Dakota, takes her photo at a Williston, N.D., truck stop to share with the organization Truckers Against Trafficking. Lazenko plans to do truck stop outreach to raise awareness about sex trafficking. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
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The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, including the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In addition to breaking and enterprise news, we offer a wide variety of sports, features, business, agriculture, outdoors and opinion content. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.

Brainerd Lakes Election 2014

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Results will be posted as we get them. Polls closed at 8:00 p.m. and we expect to start receiving results about 8:30 p.m. Check back throughout the night for local ...
Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
(218) 855-5889

Essentia Health joins accountable care pilot project

Essentia Health is one of 20 health care systems around the country to take part in a new pilot project for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), which coordinates doctors, hospitals and ...
Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
(218) 855-5889

Wild trade Nino Niederreiter to Carolina for Victor Rask — Paul Fenton’s first major move

Minnesota Wild right wing Nino Niederreiter (22) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the first period against the Montreal Canadiens at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Dec. 11, 2018. Harrison Barden / USA TODAY Sports
ST. PAUL -- It took some time, but first-year Wild general manager Paul Fenton finally has put his stamp on the organization. Nearly 10 months after taking over for former ...

How will the shutdown hurt Minnesota? The longer it drags on, the worse it could be

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ST. PAUL — As the federal government shutdown continues with no end in sight, Minnesota leaders are preparing to make some tough choices about how the state can pick up ...

New Wild winger Pontus Aberg wants to show Ducks ‘they made a mistake’

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ST. PAUL -- Pontus Aberg was laying in bed at the St. Paul Hotel on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 16, binge watching The O.C. when he found out he had been ...

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