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June 25, 2019
Brainerd Public Schools announces summer hours
June 25, 2019 - 8:30am
June 7, 2019
Staples-Motley High School. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Local substitute teacher disputes school district restraining order
June 7, 2019 - 10:39am
June 1, 2019
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Brainerd Public Schools: Officials seek feedback on district's future
June 1, 2019 - 11:00am
May 14, 2019
Dave Rasinski votes Tuesday, May 14, in the Pillager school referendum at Sylvan Township Hall. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video 

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Pillager Schools: Voters approve both referendum questions
May 14, 2019 - 10:41pm
Brainerd Family YMCA CEO Shane Riffle advocates bicycling as a health and wellness activity and wants to make Brainerd bike-friendly through a community effort involving Crow Wing Energized, city officials and the Y. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd Family YMCA gets rolling with bicycle commuter program
April 14, 2019 - 7:00am
April 4, 2019
Severe weather occurs most often between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Statewide tornado drills will be at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Photo illustration, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 8-12
April 4, 2019 - 6:30am
March 5, 2019
Future kindergartners invited to Kindergarten Round-Up
March 5, 2019 - 6:30am
February 15, 2019
3 Minnesota schools to receive fitness center from national Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils
February 15, 2019 - 4:30am
December 27, 2018
Zurina Parker, 5, and Jadika Parker, 7, in Pflugerville, Texas, walk in their neighborhood on March 21 shortly after their school was reopened after being put on lockdown earlier in the day while police searched the nearby Austin home of a bombing suspect. Washington Post photo by Carolyn Van Houten
Numerous school lockdowns are traumatizing kids
December 27, 2018 - 8:10am
December 5, 2018
Brainerd School Board members Reed Campbell (left), Ruth Nelson and Tom Haglin look over documents during the board's joint session with the Brainerd City Council Tuesday, Dec. 4, at city hall. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd: School district scales down proposed parking lots
December 5, 2018 - 7:00am
November 24, 2018
Students leave Pillager School at the end of the day in a file photo from March 2018. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Pillager Public Schools: District officials working on revised referendum plan
November 24, 2018 - 9:00am
November 18, 2018
Tom Gonzalez, Bridges of Hope Self-Healing Communities Project co-coordinator, explains a proactive approach to improving intergenerational health in the Brainerd lakes area with Bridges of Hope Executive Director Kassie Heisserer by his side Nov. 5. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
They had an idea. Now, they're wondering if it will work. An innovative community, collaborative project is tackling childhood trauma.
November 18, 2018 - 5:00am
November 14, 2018
Reader Opinion: Election
November 14, 2018 - 8:30am
November 13, 2018
Laughing teens make boy with cerebral palsy lie in muddy creek, using him as human bridge. He forgives them.
November 13, 2018 - 1:38pm
October 30, 2018
The map shows the proposed location for the new elementary school in Baxter, situated off a new addition to Jasperwood Drive, just east of Forestview Middle School. The Brainerd School Board approved this proposal Monday, Oct. 29. Map courtesy of Widseth Smith Nolting
Brainerd Public Schools: Board supports Jasperwood for new Baxter elementary
October 30, 2018 - 10:00am