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June 12, 2019
Laine Larson
Brainerd Public Schools: District approves 3-year superintendent contract
June 12, 2019 - 4:00am
June 4, 2019
Playground equipment is demolished by construction crews at Harrison Elementary School Monday, June 3, to make room for the upcoming addition to the school, raising concerns by some that the equipment wasn't reused. DeLynn Howard / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Brainerd Public Schools: District responds to public criticism following Harrison playground destruction
June 4, 2019 - 9:42pm
Tim Ramerth, of Widseth Smith Nolting, and Brainerd Public Schools Superintendent Laine Larson discuss a conditional use permit for updates to Brainerd High School with Brainerd City Council members during a council meeting Monday, June 3, at city hall. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council approves measures to further school district projects
June 4, 2019 - 9:40am
May 29, 2019
Tom Blackburn (left), son of Hall of Fame inductee the late Quintus Blackburn, shares a laugh with the other two 2019 inductees Kevin Thesing and  Steve Clough after the ceremony. The men were honored during the Brainerd High School Distinguished Achievement Hall of Fame Wednesday, May 22, at Forestview Middle School in Baxter. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
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Brainerd Public Schools: Blackburn, Clough, Thesing earn Hall of Fame spots
May 29, 2019 - 7:54pm
May 24, 2019
Nisswa first graders Miles (front row left), Vincent, Hallie, William, Elizabeth, (back row left), Elizabeth, William, Ally, and Ellie sing “God Bless America” Thursday, May 23, at the groundbreaking celebration for the expansion and remodeling of the Nisswa Elementary School. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

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Brainerd Public Schools: Ground officially broken at Nisswa Elementary
May 24, 2019 - 7:00am
May 23, 2019
Brainerd Superintendent of Schools Laine Larson speaks Tuesday, May 21, at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Baxter Elementary School in Baxter. Spelling out Baxter are sign holders Addelyn Bender, Greta King, Falan Dobis, Kaylin Vesely, Carver Clough, Abi Wind, Colin Dumphy, Asher Knoblauch, Lily Borders, Sam Manecke, Kennedy Christenson and Molly Flaten. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Gallery and Video play button
Brainerd Public Schools: Construction now underway for new Baxter Elementary
May 23, 2019 - 12:00pm
Harrison students Paige Skoglund (left), Rylee Hoppe, Emmy Yaunick, Vanessa Maggiore, Blake Brenny, Brayden Richardson, Jenna Dambowy and Harmony Blomberg hold posters that spell Harrison while Laine Larson, superintendent of Brainerd Public Schools, addresses the crowd in the school gymnasium. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
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Brainerd Public Schools: Public celebrates Harrison groundbreaking
May 23, 2019 - 10:00am
May 14, 2019
A rendering shows the exterior of Lowell Elementary School after proposed updates. Photo courtesy of JLG Architects and ICS Consulting
Brainerd Public Schools: Board reviews designs for Garfield, Lowell, Riverside
May 14, 2019 - 10:00am
May 7, 2019
Mothers of Brainerd High School seniors Ginny Knudson (left) and Cynthia Ostlund (right), Monday look through students' artist books during the annual Fine Arts and Activities Banquet in the BHS cafeteria, as Ostlund's daughter Miranda Ostlund (center) observes. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch
BHS honors its 'Senior Spotlight' students
May 7, 2019 - 5:31pm
April 24, 2019
Brainerd School Board members discuss matters during their board meeting Monday, April 22, at the Washington Educational Services Building. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd Public Schools: Student, staff efforts to keep untenured teacher fall short
April 24, 2019 - 9:05am
April 23, 2019
Brainerd School District Superintendent Laine Larson (left) walks school board member Sue Kern and others through business during a meeting Monday, April 22, at the Washington Educational Services Building. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd Public Schools: Brainerd students will not make up April snow day
April 23, 2019 - 9:08am
April 20, 2019
Brainerd High School juniors Aiah Smith-Seelen and Douglas Mikkelson show off a petition students made in hopes of keeping English teacher Steven Fetzik at the school after the district decided not to renew his contract for next year. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
BHS students petition to keep English teacher around
April 20, 2019 - 10:00am
April 16, 2019
Marci Lord, director of business services, walks Brainerd School Board members through the purchase agreement for the new Baxter Elementary School property during a special board meeting Monday, April 15, at Washington Educational Services Building. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd Public Schools: New Baxter school to keep name
April 16, 2019 - 10:00am
April 8, 2019
A map of the street projects at Jasperwood Drive and Knollwood Drive, including two mini roundabouts on Mapleton Road, show the proposed new elementary school in Baxter, which could fuel residential development in the area. Click on the image to see the entire graphic.
Baxter City Council: Looks at street projects, costs related to new elementary school. Improvement hearing set April 15
April 8, 2019 - 5:00am
April 7, 2019
Laine Larson
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Blueprint 181 building projects are rolling along
April 7, 2019 - 7:30am