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June 22, 2019
Bill Brekken is learning a lot in his first term as a Crow Wing County commissioner representing the northern part of the county. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Brekken finds delight in life's journeys. Serving as county commissioner is latest undertaking
June 22, 2019 - 8:00am
June 16, 2019
Bill Agens uses his own upbringing as an example while guiding the Timber Bay youth group. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Faces: Agens draws from past to inspire youth
June 16, 2019 - 8:00am
June 14, 2019
Scott Hall, 39, of Baxter, was in the Army Reserve and was deployed to Afghanistan as part of the 367th Engineer Battalion but deals with post-traumatic stress disorder after his tour of duty. Submitted photo
Coming Sunday: Building homes, hope
June 14, 2019 - 10:00am
June 10, 2019
Keyahna Kurilla helps hand out frozen yogurt during the Brainerd FFA Alumni EAT Picnic on Thursday, May  23, at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
In the air and on her own: The sky's the limit for this ambitious teen
June 10, 2019 - 5:00am
June 7, 2019
Keyahna Kurilla
Coming Sunday: Sky's the limit
June 7, 2019 - 10:42am
June 2, 2019
Shane Gordon is the newest community member on the Crosslake Community School Board. Erin Bormett
Faces: Gordon hopes to make lasting impact on Crosslake School board
June 2, 2019 - 4:00am
May 31, 2019
Joe Eberly (left) and Tony Ray stand near a storm drain that was the scene of a dramatic duckling rescue over Memorial weekend. Chelsey Perkins / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
A fowl feat: Northeast neighbors band together to rescue trapped ducklings
May 31, 2019 - 9:00am
May 26, 2019
Brainerd Dispatch
Coming Monday: Veteran volunteers Memorial Day services
May 26, 2019 - 7:30am
May 19, 2019
Hudson the Magician, aka Steve Cotariu, performs some card tricks at his home. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Merrifield magician has more than tricks up his sleeve
May 19, 2019 - 12:00pm
Isaac Gerber was named a Region 5 Student of Character for 2019. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Gerber recognized for leadership, humility, kindness
May 19, 2019 - 6:00am
May 17, 2019
Kathy Saxvold, Pequot Lakes Early Childhood Special Education teacher, reads “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to her age 3-4 class, including Declan Johnson (left) and Graham Klunk. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Pequot Lakes: Saxvold's passion is to help children
May 17, 2019 - 6:00am
May 12, 2019
Emily Lothert tends to baby Max Lothert Tuesday, May 7, in the living room of her northeast Brainerd home. Lothert and husband Reed have renovated every room in their home and are in the process of fixing up the basement. Chelsey Perkins / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Paint, wood and motherhood: Brainerd woman shares farmhouse home renovation with growing Instagram audience
May 12, 2019 - 4:02pm
May 5, 2019
Meghan Jarvi was one of the Pine River-Backus students nominated as a Student of Character in the annual Sourcewell event. Jarvi's nomination letter recognized her resilience in the face of loss. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Faces: Jarvi recognized for resilience
May 5, 2019 - 6:00am
May 4, 2019
Melissa Goble (left) and Kim Hartung of Brainerd gain recognition as Good Samaritan Heroes. Submitted photo
Minnesota Red Cross recognizes Brainerd women for saving runner's life
May 4, 2019 - 3:00am
May 2, 2019
Jerry Meadows is a 61-year-old U.S. Air Force veteran from Wahpeton, N.D., who attempted -- twice -- to walk from Bemidji to St. Cloud to raise awareness and money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Disabled veteran successfully ends 2nd fundraising walk
May 2, 2019 - 8:01pm