Dispatch seeks community representative on its editorial board

Those interested can email Matt Erickson at The application period will close March 1.


The Brainerd Dispatch is seeking applicants for a community representative position on its editorial board. A diversity of viewpoints and backgrounds always is valued and sought for the board.

If you're interested in an unpaid position as a citizen representative, please put together a short note about yourself, your work and life experiences, your political leanings, and anything else you'd like to include and email it to Matt Erickson at The application period will close March 1.

The board meets at 3 p.m. every Thursday at the Brainerd Dispatch’s office at 506 James St. in Brainerd. The meetings usually last about one hour.

Other members of the board are Publisher Pete Mohs, former Publisher Terry McCollough, Editor Matt Erickson, Managing Editor Renee Richardson and Echo Journal Editor Nancy Vogt.

Our newsroom occasionally reports stories under a byline of "staff." Often, the "staff" byline is used when rewriting basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as a city press release about a road closure, and which require little or no reporting. At times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.

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