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June 23, 2019
Initiative Foundation doles out more than $740,000 to nonprofits
June 23, 2019 - 4:30am
June 21, 2019
Communities receive nearly $450,000 in funding from Sourcewell
June 21, 2019 - 8:30am
June 19, 2019
Nathan Bertram, Crow Wing County adult services supervisor (center), updates commissioners Tuesday, June 18, on a community services pilot project that's incorporated social workers into the county jail and to scenes requiring law enforcement response. Chelsey Perkins / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County: Social workers behind bars and at the scene - Partnership seeks jail diversion, reduced recidivism
June 19, 2019 - 5:00am
June 1, 2019
Elementary schools in Pillager and Wadena-Deer Creek achieved designation as Catalyst Demonstration Schools through Sourcewell. Submitted Photo
Pillager, Wadena-Deer Creek schools earn Sourcewell distinction
June 1, 2019 - 10:00am
May 21, 2019
Region Five teachers honored at Sourcewell
May 21, 2019 - 9:30am
May 19, 2019
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 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
May 8, 2019
Cass County Board: Commissioners support Pillager's bid for equipment funding
May 8, 2019 - 10:25am
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
April 30, 2019
Renderings from the Minnesota Legislature website provide designs for the proposed Region Five Children's Museum.
Brainerd: City to pitch Lum Park for Region 5 children's museum
April 30, 2019 - 9:00am
April 17, 2019
Cass County Board: Utility tax case settlements represent 'concerning trend,' auditor says
April 17, 2019 - 2:00pm
April 14, 2019
Ashlynn Reynolds was selected as one of Pequot Lakes' two Students of Character by Sourcewell.
Reynolds honored for dedication to high school community
April 14, 2019 - 6:00am
April 11, 2019
Lt. Adam Kronstedt of the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office asks the board of commissioners to approve the purchase of a boat, motor and trailer, and to seek grant funding to buy a side scan sonar device and winch system to recover drowning victims. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Board approves efforts to buy boat and sonar
April 11, 2019 - 7:00am
April 2, 2019
Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard talks at the Tuesday, March 26, meeting of the board of commissioners about the Vitals Aware Services smartphone app, which may save lives. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Board approves services agreement for lifesaving app
April 2, 2019 - 1:36pm
March 14, 2019
A judge reviews one of the entries at the Region Five science fair Thursday, March 7, at Sourcewell in Staples. Submitted Photo
Region 5 students tackle science fair
March 14, 2019 - 9:00am