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June 7, 2019
Participants in the Sunday, June 9, fundraiser Million Meters Row at CrossFit Grow in Baxter will receive a T-shirt if they donate at least $30 to workout for at least 30 minutes on a rowing machine with the proceeds going to Smiles for Jake nonprofit. Submitted photo
Smiles for Jake fundraiser takes rowing to a whole new level
June 7, 2019 - 11:30am
June 1, 2019
Deonte Blackwell, from left, Austin Dirkx and Rodolfo Hernandez del Angel talk at the Ramsey County jail on Friday, May 31, 2019, about how they worked together to save a fellow inmate when he jumped from a second-floor landing at the jail on Wednesday. (Mara H. Gottfried / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Man jumps at a Minnesota county jail, fellow inmates use a laundry cart to save him
June 1, 2019 - 12:15pm
May 21, 2019
Mental and emotional stress can make it difficult to continue making decisions to run a farm. Experts recommend making health a priority as a farm management strategy. Erin Brown / Grand Vale Creative
In stressful times, farmers need to add mental health to the to-do list
May 21, 2019 - 6:00am
May 5, 2019
Bridges of Hope Self-Healing Communities Project Co-coordinator Amy Wyant (left), Bridges of Hope Executive Director Kassie Heisserer and Bridges of Hope Self-Healing Communities Project Co-coordinator Tom Gonzalez talk about upcoming plans Bridges of Hope is working on. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch  Videoplay button
Bridges of Hope builds upon community-based initiatives. 'Walk for Hope' in June includes sober walk in northeast Brainerd
May 5, 2019 - 11:00am
May 3, 2019
Jennifer Froderman, Crow Wing County Community Services foster care licenser (left) listens to Amy Wyant, Bridges of Hope Self-Healing Communities Project co-coordinator, as she discusses a proactive approach to tackling adverse childhood experiences. Heather Liebel, Lowell Elementary School family service worker, sits beside Wyant Nov. 5. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Coming this Weekend: Building Bridges of Hope
May 3, 2019 - 11:00am
April 30, 2019
Clay Jensen deals with his friend's suicide as he listens to the tapes she left behind in "13 Reasons Why." Courtesy of Netflix /Special the Forum.
Study: Suicides spiked in the months after Netflix released '13 Reasons Why'
April 30, 2019 - 9:30pm
April 24, 2019
Kaylyn Collett, a recovering drug addict, speaks during open forum at the Tuesday, April 23, meeting of the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch Videoplay button
Crow Wing County Board hears from recovering drug addicts at open forum
April 24, 2019 - 9:54am
April 22, 2019
Louisa Barlage listens as her daughter Marion Massey reads the last texts she received from husband John Massey, who took his own life on March 31. Before his death, Massey initiated a fundraiser to raise money for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Woman says Duluth police responded inadequately when her husband took his life
April 22, 2019 - 9:09am
April 18, 2019
Crow Wing County Community Services social worker Richard Grundtner, a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, and a former addict, gestures during his presentation to commissioners at the April 16 committee of the whole meeting about the science behind addiction. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County social worker calls addiction a disease, not a choice
April 18, 2019 - 10:30am
April 16, 2019
Kayakers sought for Paddle to the Moon event
April 16, 2019 - 2:30pm
April 10, 2019
Doug Kern of Brainerd defends Commissioner Paul Koering's character during the open forum portion of the Tuesday, April 9, meeting of the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Crow Wing County commissioner remains mum, supporters speak up
April 10, 2019 - 5:00am
April 3, 2019
This was the area where law enforcement responded to a Brainerd man in crisis, who was threatening to end his life. The man was parked on the north end of Cypress (red dot in the highlighted area), which is a dead end. Google maps / Brainerd Dispatch
Stand-off with suicidal man ends peacefully in Baxter
April 3, 2019 - 7:00am
March 28, 2019
Recovering addicts Crystal McCormick (left) of Crosby and Tashya Swenson of Brainerd face and listen Tuesday, March 26, to Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard at the county board meeting. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
They were high on drugs. Now, they're just grateful to still be alive.
March 28, 2019 - 5:00am
March 25, 2019
Parkland student dies in 'apparent suicide,' police say
March 25, 2019 - 7:10am
March 20, 2019
A farm near Loganville, Wis.
American farmers confront a mental health crisis
March 20, 2019 - 12:02pm