Every morning at 7 a.m., I read the entire Brainerd Dispatch, which is delivered to my doorway at 4 a.m. no matter what day or weather. I feel so fortunate to have this service. This has been a lifelong habit since I became an adult. As a child, I recall my parents doing the same. I think it is important for children to observe their parents doing this as it establishes the value of keeping up with local and state and national news. We are so lucky to have the Brainerd Dispatch and it’s excellent widely covered news.