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Those honored included the following area educators (l to r, top row): Kay Sawyer, Pine River-Backus Public School; Matt Ingman, Pequot Lakes Middle School; Janna Blanski, Crosslake Community School; (l to r, bottom row) Jon Thorson, Pequot Lakes High School; Cheri Lemberg, Pine River-Backus Elementary School, and Michele Zeidler, Eagle View Elementary School.
Area educators honored as Educators of Excellence
10 hours 34 min ago
May 17, 2019
Graduating students from the Career and Technical programs participate in a commencement ceremony Thursday, May 16, at Central Lakes College.  Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Central Lakes College: 900 CLC graduates receive diplomas
May 17, 2019 - 11:00am
May 16, 2019
Brainerd High School math teacher Greg Gearey was among 59 teachers honored at Sourcewell's Educators of Excellence event May 8, at Grand View Lodge. Submitted photo
Brainerd math teacher among honorees at Educators of Excellence event
May 16, 2019 - 1:00pm
Brainerd School Board members discuss matters during their meeting Monday, May 13, at the Washington Educational Services Building. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd Public Schools: Board approves purchase of 2600 Chromebooks
May 16, 2019 - 12:00pm
May 15, 2019
Keith Ellison answers questions from the press in Minneapolis in this file photo. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Ellison: Schools can't block students from graduation for lunch debt
May 15, 2019 - 6:18pm
Levi Schimschock gives a thumbs up sign after his first behind-the-wheel experience driving a semi in a gravel pit north of Willmar. The Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City senior is part of a new class of 10 students in a program launched by Willmar Senior High School, ACGC, Ridgewater College and industry partners to equip students with skills to obtain a commercial driver's license. Carolyn Lange / Forum News Service
Students get trucking: Minnesota schools, industry partner to train students to obtain CDL
May 15, 2019 - 2:10pm
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Groundbreaking ceremonies set for ISD 181 school projects - Baxter, Harrison and Nisswa
May 15, 2019 - 5:00am
May 14, 2019
Voters line the steps of the Staples Community Center Tuesday, May 14, to cast their votes in the Staples-Motley school referendum. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video   play button
Staples-Motley Schools: Referendum fails on both counts
May 14, 2019 - 11:33pm
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
The Staples-Motley School District's $60 million referendum will go to a vote Tuesday, May 14. Brainerd Dispatch file photo
3 school district referendums go to vote May 14
May 14, 2019 - 7:23pm
Polls opened at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, for voters to cast ballots in the Pillager School District's $14.39 million bonding referendum. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Pillager Referendum: Voter turnout steady, superintendent hopes high
May 14, 2019 - 5:39pm
Voters lined up outside the Staples Community Center Tuesday, May 14, waiting to cast their ballots in the Staples-Motley School District's $60 million bonding referendum. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Staples-Motley referendum: Uncertainty looms as voters hit the polls
May 14, 2019 - 5:19pm
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 13, 2019
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US steps up enforcement of delinquent student loans
May 13, 2019 - 3:38pm
May 11, 2019
The Road Zipper, a bus-sized machine, moves 1500-pound concrete blocks to expand the eastbound lanes of I-94 traffic from two lanes to three, in order to accommodate rush hour traffic flowing east out of downtown St. Paul June 20, 2017. Democrats want to raise taxes and fees to pay for road and bridge projects. Republicans want to use existing funds. Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Lawmakers’ budget differences are about more than just numbers
May 11, 2019 - 6:13pm