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Fourth of July: Area festivities abound  Brainerd Dispatch

Fourth of July festivities are well underway in area communities. Following is a list of area events: Nisswa. Freedom Days Celebration & Parade. Wednesday ...



4th of July celebrations set in the Brainerd area  Brainerd Dispatch

Proclaimed the "Fourth of July Capital," Brainerd/Baxter holiday festivities will feature a parade, music and fireworks Thursday, July 4, with various other events ...



Entertainment Briefs - July 11  Brainerd Dispatch

Daybreak, one of central Minnesota's most versatile music groups, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Lum Park in Brainerd, as part of the Concerts in the ...



Brainerd High School updates security measures  Brainerd Dispatch

New security features are in place at Brainerd High School starting Wednesday, Feb. 20. All exterior doors on both the north and south BHS campuses will be ...



Woman fights off attacker inside Brainerd High; man arrested  MPR News

A Brainerd High School staffer was attacked Monday morning in the girls' locker room. She fought off the man, who fled and was later arrested by police.



Brainerd School Board: District approves designs for new elementary, Brainerd High School  Brainerd Dispatch

Plans are rapidly moving forward for building projects in the Brainerd School District. Brainerd School Board members gave their stamp of approval Wednesday, ...



Brainerd High School information night is Feb. 26  Brainerd Dispatch

Brainerd High School's registration information night for the 2019-20 school year for parents of students in eighth-11th grades is Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the high ...



BHS students petition to keep English teacher around  Brainerd Dispatch

A petition with more than 30 signatures exemplifies a student-led effort at Brainerd High School to combat the non-renewal of English teacher Steven Fetzik.



Brainerd Public Schools: Board approves purchase of 2600 Chr...  Brainerd Dispatch

With a continued focus on new technology, 2,600 Lenovo 300e Chromebooks will make their way into Brainerd students' hands this fall. The Brainerd School ...



Brainerd Public Schools: District breaks down building project costs  Brainerd Dispatch

After last spring's successful $205 million referendum, the Brainerd School District has a total of 13 building projects on its docket for the next four years, ...



Brainerd Public Schools: Board acquires Oak Street property  Brainerd Dispatch

Two more property acquisitions move the Brainerd School District one step closer to seeing one of its building projects come to fruition. After nearly two hours in ...



Brainerd Public Schools: Building projects moving along steadily  Brainerd Dispatch

Work continues on several building projects in the Brainerd School District. The school board is set to approve construction documents next month and authorize ...



Brainerd High School Class of 1973 made donation  Brainerd Dispatch

The Brainerd High School Class of 1973 recently celebrated its 45th class reunion. Alumni Mary (Odette) McKay and Dean Savor organized a silent auction and ...



Athletics: Brainerd trailblazers in fundraising move  Brainerd Dispatch

Brainerd High School Activities has found a creative way to raise money by encouraging the community to support local Minnesota businesses, while also ...



Brainerd man pleads guilty in attack on BHS staffer: McCormack admits assault, says he did it for no reason  Brainerd Dispatch

Twenty-year-old Jared Allen-Tristen McCormack confessed in a Brainerd courtroom Monday, May 20, to physically assaulting a woman three months earlier in ...



20-year-old faces charges in BHS locker room attack: Suspect is registered sex offender, has criminal history  Brainerd Dispatch

A 20-year-old registered sex offender waited inside the girls' locker room for nearly an hour before attacking a Brainerd High School staff member early Monday ...



Brainerd Public Schools: Blackburn, Clough, Thesing earn Hall...  Brainerd Dispatch

What does it mean to be a Brainerd Warrior? "To me a warrior is a person who is proud, brave and fearless," Brainerd School District Superintendent Laine ...



Brainerd Public Schools: High school students to receive Chromebooks...  Brainerd Dispatch

Brainerd High School now joins the majority of Minnesota schools in distributing school-issued laptops to students. Starting next fall, Brainerd High School ...



Class of 2019: BHS graduates recognized for grit, perseverance  Brainerd Dispatch

They descended the long staircase while "Pomp and Circumstance" played--many stopping along the way to hug or shake hands with School Resource Office ...



Brainerd Public Schools: District to retire elementary school mascots in favor of Warriors  Brainerd Dispatch

Warriors unite. As plans move forward for construction projects in the Brainerd School District after last year's referendum, another change is on the horizon, ...



Brainerd High School Homecoming Coronation  Brainerd Dispatch

Kicking off Brainerd High School Homecoming week, newly crowned queen Abby Pelowski and king Brett Hague smile to the parents and students Monday, Oct.



Man pleads guilty to attacking Brainerd school staffer in locker room  Bring Me The News

A Brainerd man pleaded guilty Monday to attacking a female employee at Brainerd High School earlier this year. Jared Allen-Tristen McCormack, who turned 21 ...



Brainerd Public Schools: Board approves property acquisition; staff members earn tenure  Brainerd Dispatch

After just a few minutes in closed session, the Brainerd School Board approved another property acquisition Tuesday, May 28, to further the district's building ...



BHS theater presents musical 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor...  Brainerd Dispatch

A play about the biblical story of Joseph, his father, 11 brothers and a colored dreamcoat, is coming to a Brainerd stage. The Brainerd High School Theater ...



Brainerd Public Schools: Board reviews designs for high school,...  Brainerd Dispatch

Plans are taking shape for more of the Brainerd School District's building projects. School board members reviewed preliminary plans for Brainerd High School's ...



ISD 181 Viewpoint: Brainerd Public Schools Archives - History Is Alive Here  Brainerd Dispatch

Brainerd Public Schools has educated the children of central Minnesota for almost 150 years, graduating 20,000 to 30,000 citizens into the world. In 2017, BPS ...



Brainerd grad releases first EP  Brainerd Dispatch

Robin Sedivy, a Brainerd High School graduate, released his first ever self-produced extended play album titled "Whaelstrom" this year. Sedivy, who currently ...



Brainerd Public Schools: Brainerd students will not make up April...  Brainerd Dispatch

After a late snow day April 11, the Brainerd School District decided not to change this year's academic calendar but instead added eight additional certified staff ...



BHS presents 'Music Showcase' concert  Brainerd Dispatch

The Brainerd High School Music Department will host its "Music Showcase" 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. The concert will feature ...



BHS girls' hockey kicked off 25 seasons ago  Brainerd Dispatch

It was 25 hockey seasons ago that a story tip was called into the Brainerd Dispatch newsroom about a group of Brainerd High School students who were starting ...



BHS honors its 'Senior Spotlight' students  Brainerd Dispatch

They are Brainerd High School's future artists, musicians, designers, writers, actors, debaters and programmers--who had their moment in the spotlight Monday, ...



Brainerd Public Schools: Board approves higher than expected...  Brainerd Dispatch

Bids came in higher than expected, but through a few cost-saving measures, Brainerd School Board members approved construction contracts for the Nisswa ...



Seats available for May 22 Distinguished Achievement Hall of Fame  Brainerd Dispatch

Seats are available for the Distinguished Achievement Hall of Fame celebration. The three Brainerd High School 2019 inductees are: Quintus A. Blackburn, ...



Athletics: Gogolin among 6 to be inducted into Warrior Hall  Brainerd Dispatch

Jim Gogolin was destined to be a teacher. On April 29, he will be destined to be inducted into the Brainerd Warriors Athletic Hall of Fame. A 1971 graduate of ...



Minnesota man facing felony assault charges after allegedly attacking school staff member in girls locker room  USA TODAY High School Sports

Jared Allen-Tristen McCormack of Brainerd (Minn.) faces three felony charges due to the alleged incident where he attacked women.



Jake Haapajoki took his own life as a teen. But his 'Smiles'...  Brainerd Dispatch

Jake Haapajoki was a 16-year-old Brainerd High School student when he took his own life almost a year ago to everyone's surprise. But he could have been ...



Report: Sex Offender Attacks Female Staff Member In Brainerd H.S. Locker Room  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 20-year-old registered sex offender has been arrested and charged after he allegedly attacked a Brainerd High School staff ...



Memorial Day events in the lakes area  Brainerd Dispatch

The following is a listing of Memorial Day events in the Brainerd lakes area. Brainerd Brainerd Memorial Day ceremonies begin 8:30 a.m. Monday, May 27, ...



Brainerd High School teacher honored as educator of the year  Brainerd Dispatch

Brainerd High School teacher Landon Brainerd was honored as High School Educator of the Year from Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest. This award ...



Athletics: Peterson to join his peers in Warrior Hall  Brainerd Dispatch

Jane Peterson has referred to her husband Keith as a walking sports encyclopedia. She's not the only one. "Oh gosh yes," former Brainerd Warriors head ...



Brainerd's Smith honored for hockey achievements  Brainerd Dispatch

The St. Paul Pioneer Press is publishing a list of the 75 greatest players in Minnesota high school hockey history in conjunction with this season's 75th boys state ...



Brainerd Public Schools: Board continues property acquisition...  Brainerd Dispatch

Property acquisition talks continue in the Brainerd School District. After nearly an hour in closed session, the Brainerd School Board reopened its special ...



2018 Top 10: No. 1 - Voters approve $205 million referendum to refurbish Brainerd schools  Brainerd Dispatch

Designs are in place for renovations on existing buildings and construction on new facilities in the Brainerd School District. These changes were more than three ...



Pequot Lakes principal, students take Cool Schools Plunge. Seven...  Brainerd Dispatch

More than 200 people from seven area schools participated in the Cool Schools Plunge on Friday, March 1, at Breezy Point Resort, raising around $21,000 for ...



Agendas - June 10  Brainerd Dispatch

1. Call the meeting to order and roll call. 2. Pledge of Allegiance. 3. Approval of the agenda as presented / amended. 4. District Recognition. A. Congratulations ...



Curator seeks artifacts and stories within Brainerd school walls  The Lake Country Echo

A 1938 football signed by the Brainerd High School football team. A 1923 school curriculum book. These are just a few of the items of the school's history being ...



Girls Lacrosse: Warriors looking to corral win No. 1  Brainerd Dispatch

In its inaugural season of competing as a Minnesota State High School League team, the Brainerd Warriors gained valuable game experience. While they didn't ...



Lift-A-Thon power clean  Brainerd Dispatch

Brainerd High School student Simon Nelson shows the strain of power, cleaning 265 pounds Tuesday, March 5, at the 29th annual Sertoma Lift-A-Thon.



Crow Wing County to host community roundtable on drugs  Brainerd Dispatch

Crow Wing County officials invites everyone to attend a community roundtable from 4-6 p.m. June 11 at the cafeteria at Brainerd High School, 702 S. Fifth St.



Smiles for Jake movement moves forward: Set to launch Thursday  Brainerd Dispatch

"We can't control mental illness, but we can control how we treat one another." Those words, spoken by Pastor Hans Anderson of Trinity Lutheran Church in ...



Brainerd Public Schools: District gears up for Chromebook launch,...  Brainerd Dispatch

As technology continually evolves, it becomes less of a luxury and more of a necessity. Personal Chromebooks for high schools are one of the several ways the ...



Cheerleading: Brainerd's Shepherd lands with Vikings  Brainerd Dispatch

Former Brainerd Warriors dance team member and Brainerd High School graduate Amy Shepherd landed a spot on the Minnesota Vikings cheerleading squad.



Brainerd school employees honored with Above and Beyond Awar...  Brainerd Dispatch

Brainerd Public Schools presented 2018 Above and Beyond Awards to three employees Monday, Aug. 27: Connie Christensen, Nicole Harmer and Sandy ...



Coming Wednesday: A community problem  Brainerd Dispatch

Crow Wing County officials invited the public to attend a community roundtable presented by the Crow Wing County Drug Coalition at Brainerd High School.



Brainerd All-Sports Banquet: Brainerd's special K's - King, Kramer named Warrior Athletes of the Year  Brainerd Dispatch

Braden Kramer didn't think his resume was enough. Olivia King figured there were too many other qualified girls for her to win. Both were wrong as the two were ...



Performing Arts - Nov. 8  Brainerd Dispatch

BRAINERD. BHS fall play. Brainerd High School Theater Department will presents "A-Haunting We Will Go," 7 p.m. Nov. 8-10, Thursday-Saturday; and Nov.



Brainerd City Council: Public hearings set for school district street vacation proposals  Brainerd Dispatch

The Brainerd City Council acknowledged three street vacation petitions from the Brainerd School District Monday, March 4, and set public hearings to further ...



2018 Top 10: No. 2 - Mental health awareness comes to forefront following suicides  Brainerd Dispatch

Lives cut too short, an illness relegated to the shadows, and a community that banded together to shine a spotlight on suicide and mental health were among the ...



Athletics: With a strong foundation, Vulin finds success  Brainerd Dispatch

Once a Brainerd Warrior always a Brainerd Warrior. And while Heather (Kappes) Vulin graduated in 1994 after a solid high school athletic career, it's what she ...



Boys Tennis: Brainerd bounces Bemidji 5-2  Brainerd Dispatch

Keenan Hodge didn't drop a game on his way to a No. 3 singles victory to help the Brainerd Warriors dispatch the Bemidji Lumberjacks 5-2 in a Section 8-2A ...



Coming Sunday: Sky's the limit  Brainerd Dispatch

The sky's the limit for now for a promising Brainerd High School student, but even that may not hold her back from her hopes and dreams. Learn more about the ...



Girls Basketball: Warriors rough up Rocori  Brainerd Dispatch

Eleven different Brainerd Warriors scored, led by Courtney Russell's and Myah Nelson's 15 points, in a 72-41 Central Lakes Conference blowout of Rocori ...



Girls Basketball: Brainerd blows out Bemidji  Brainerd Dispatch

Prior to the start of his team's non-conference contest Friday, Jan. 11, Troy Nelson wrote down the words "press breaker" on his marker board. It worked.



Boys Basketball: Sauer, Warriors upset 7th-ranked Trojans  Brainerd Dispatch

Brainerd's Joey Sauer registered 34 points and nine rebounds for the Warriors as they crushed Class 4A's seventh-ranked Wayzata Trojans 91-74 Saturday, Feb ...



Fine Arts Student of the Week: Senior throws clay like a pro  Brainerd Dispatch

Adviser nomination: "Kendal is an impressive pottery student and a great choice for Fine Art Student of the Week. Kendal is a very methodical potter who ...



Boys Basketball: Brainerd strikes down Spartans  Brainerd Dispatch

It would have sent the jersey-clad, student section into pandemonium. But about the only thing that didn't work in the Brainerd Warriors' favor was an attempted ...



Court sets contested hearing for Brainerd man in alleged BHS...  Brainerd Dispatch

The 20-year-old Brainerd man accused of attacking a Brainerd High School staff member inside the girls' locker room appeared in court Monday, March 4, on ...



Brainerd Public Schools: Board approves updates to drop-off area...  Brainerd Dispatch

With several building projects moving along in the Brainerd School District, the school board approved a set of site standards for district construction projects ...



College Track and Field: Former Warrior Degen competes at indoor...  Brainerd Dispatch

What started in high school has hurdled Jenna Degen to a national level. The College of St. Benedict senior finished tied for 14th in the pentathlon Friday, March ...



Brainerd Public Schools: Board reviews designs for Harrison Elementary...  Brainerd Dispatch

Preliminary designs are in place for the addition and updates to Harrison Elementary School, and they could alter the district's property acquisition plans.



Brainerd man buried in avalanche dies in New Mexico hospital  Brainerd Dispatch

A 2015 Brainerd High School graduate died Monday evening after he was buried in an avalanche Thursday, Jan. 17, at a ski resort in New Mexico. A news ...



Brainerd School District to get new planetarium equipment  Brainerd Dispatch

The Brainerd School District has new planetarium equipment in its future. With the help of funding from Sourcewell, board members agreed at their Monday, Aug ...



Entertainment Briefs - Feb. 7  Brainerd Dispatch

BHS orchestras to perform winter concert Brainerd High School orchestras will perform their winter concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Tornstrom Auditorium ...



Dance Team: Warriors to host 5 teams in opener Monday, Nov. 19  Brainerd Dispatch

Rocori, Duluth East, Elk River, Bemidji and Alexandria will furnish the opposition when the Brainerd Warrior dance team opens its competitive season at ...



BHS senior earns Eagle Scout Award  Brainerd Dispatch

Brainerd High School senior Matthew Soukup received his Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America Troop No. 45. To earn the Eagle Scout rank, the ...



Brainerd Public Schools: Tax abatement to fund district parking...  Brainerd Dispatch

Continuing with plans to move building projects forward in the Brainerd School District, the board of education approved a tax abatement program Monday, ...



Police Blotter - May 25  Brainerd Dispatch

Brainerd police DISTURBANCES--Report at 11:26 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, of a disturbance on the 600 block of Norwood Street. The call resulted in police ...



Athletics: Former Warrior great 'Whitey' Skoog dies  Brainerd Dispatch

Meyer "Whitey" Skoog is considered to be the first player in the Midwest to shoot a jump shot. It apparently happened his senior year at Brainerd High School in ...



Athletics: Picking the brain of Warriors' Campbell  Brainerd Dispatch

Charlie Campbell is in the middle of his eighth year as the activities director at Brainerd High School. He's witnessed some great successes, like state titles in ...



Girls Golf: All 6 return to make Warriors a conference, section...  Brainerd Dispatch

The entire cast returns for an encore performance. All six Brainerd Warriors who played in last year's Section 8-3A meet return this season. This group placed ...



Girls Basketball: Otters run past Warriors 56-49  Brainerd Dispatch

In a game that featured bursts of scoring, the Brainerd Warriors finished one run short. Trailing 54-42 with a little more than two minutes left, Brainerd went on a ...



Path to success started in Brainerd: 3 enter Distinguished Achievement...  Brainerd Dispatch

Representing the arts, mental health care and education, three new names are now etched into the long list of honorees in the Brainerd High School ...



Wrestling: Brainerd wins first Paul Bunyan Invite title since 1988  Brainerd Dispatch

The Brainerd Warriors captured their first Paul Bunyan Invitational team title since 1988, and only the second title in program history, Saturday, Dec.



Big winter storm is coming: Brainerd could see over a foot of snow  Brainerd Dispatch

A major winter storm is making its way to the Brainerd lakes area, and it should drop enough snow to put smiles on the faces of all the outdoor enthusiasts who ...



Brainerd Public Schools: Changes coming to drop-off area at Forestview  Brainerd Dispatch

While a few Brainerd School District buildings are preparing for major renovations, engineers and consultants are readying Forestview Middle School for ...



Brainerd Public Schools: Schools to permit dogs, mini horses as service animals  Brainerd Dispatch

A policy for *service* animals is now in place in the Brainerd School District. Three people in the district--both students and staff members--requested to use ...



Entertainment Briefs - Feb. 21  Brainerd Dispatch

Brainerd High School choirs have two upcoming events. At 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, the A Cappella Choir will host the Concordia Choir from Moorhead during a ...



'We're not those kids': BLC students create business, bust s...  Brainerd Dispatch

Often subjected to different treatment than other high schoolers, a group of students at the Brainerd Learning Center want to break the stereotypes associated ...



Brainerd Public Schools Foundation to host The Big Event  Brainerd Dispatch

The Brainerd Public Schools Foundation announces its sixth annual Big Event will be Feb. 2 at Cragun's Legacy Pavilion. This volunteer-organized event ...



BHS class of 2018 graduates: Good times, hard lessons and a spirit...  Brainerd Dispatch

This is it. The end of the road—garlanded with school colors, billowing robes and shimmering tassels, diplomas in hand and futures on their minds. The 399 ...



Police Blotter - March 3  Brainerd Dispatch

Brainerd police DISTURBANCES--Report at 1:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, of an argument on the 1800 block of Oak Street. Responding officers learned the ...



Fine Arts Student of the Week: Brainerd cellist highly motivated,...  Brainerd Dispatch

Adviser nomination: "Erika is a well-rounded student who has been involved in many activities including orchestra, band, Key Club, Interact Club, Music ...



Performing Arts - Nov. 15  Brainerd Dispatch

BRAINERD. BHS fall play. Brainerd High School Theater Department presents "A-Haunting We Will Go," 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 16-17; and 2 p.m. Sunday, ...



Performing Arts - April 25  Brainerd Dispatch

BRAINERD. Lee Rocker to perform. Lee Rocker to perform 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, Chalberg Theatre, as part of the Central Lakes Community Performing Arts ...



Girls Hockey: Warriors hope to defend title vs. River Hawks  Brainerd Dispatch

The top-seeded and defending champion Brainerd/Little Falls Warriors (22-4-1 overall) and North Wright County River Hawks (22-5) hockey teams have similar ...



Girls Basketball: Warrior girls upset No. 1 ranked Cardinals  Brainerd Dispatch

The Brainerd Warriors utilized balanced scoring, led by Olivia Tautges' 12 points, to upset Class 1A's top-ranked Alexandria Cardinals 54-47 in a Central Lakes ...



Flood waters cause minor damage to school buildings  Brainerd Dispatch

The rainfall, melting snow and frozen ground are not a good mix and are causing minor flooding in the Brainerd lakes area, including area school buildings.



Police Blotter - May 2  Brainerd Dispatch

Brainerd police SUSPICIOUS--Report at 3:05 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, of a male sitting near the railroad tracks on the 100 block of East River Road. Male stated ...



Jury trial set in BHS assault case: Suspect asks court for a...  Brainerd Dispatch

A May 7 jury trial was set for the 20-year-old Brainerd man accused of waiting in the girls' locker room for nearly an hour before attacking a Brainerd High School ...



Adapted Floor Hockey: Stark rewarded with high honors  Brainerd Dispatch

Brian Stark not only enriches students in the classroom, but has influenced the lives of many on the court. For his work. Stark was nominated and chosen for the ...



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