Thank you for providing our community with the highest quality stories, news and photography, keeping us informed and supporting this community.

I have embraced the traditional printed paper as much as my morning coffee. Though I use my digital devices for most of my shopping, personal communication and information gathering, I still love to read the paper pages of the newspaper (as well as a good book).

I find it remarkable and laud the fact that I have had the luxury of my daily paper-format Brainerd Dispatch when so many other newspapers have ceased to exist. The local news, such as that provided by the Dispatch, serves an invaluable role for any community. We are so fortunate to have you here.

I look forward to transitioning to your digital formats and will continue to support the work you do for your readers and the entire community.

Joanne Franke Forrest