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Agendas  Brainerd Dispatch

2. Approval of Additions to the Agenda (Council Action-Motion). B. CONSENT CALENDAR — NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC — All items here listed are considered to ...



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 ...



Statewide graduation rates up; local schools top state avera...  Brainerd Dispatch

Graduation rates are on the rise throughout the state, and several area school districts are in the same boat. More Minnesota seniors than ever before graduated ...



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.



Successes For Cards At 8AAA True Team Track  Voice Of Alexandria

(Brainerd, MN) -- Wednesday's Cardinal Sports Report includes good news from the True Team Section 8AAA Track Championships that were held at Brainerd ...



Baxter native acquires full ownership of First Avenue Dental  Brainerd Dispatch

Baxter native acquires full ownership of First Avenue Dental. Dr. Suzette Olson, D.D.S., is pleased to announce that she is now the sole owner of First Avenue ...



Brainerd School Board: District approves designs for new elementary,...  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, ...



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 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 ...



Brainerd Public Schools: Building projects moving along stea...  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 ...



20-year-old faces charges in BHS locker room attack: Suspect...  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: District breaks down building project...  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 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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Brainerd Public Schools: District to retire elementary school...  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, ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



Valor of veterans: Brainerd Public Schools honor holiday  Brainerd Dispatch

Flags waved, trumpets sounded and voices rang as area schools honored military veterans Thursday and Friday in anticipation of Veterans Day Sunday, Nov.



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 Public Schools: Residents demand more information on...  Brainerd Dispatch

More information was the request of citizens at a public hearing held by the Brainerd School Board Monday, Sept. 24, to discuss land acquisition for the district's ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



College Track and Field: Degen competes at nationals  Brainerd Dispatch

Brainerd High School graduate Jenna Degen will compete in the pentathlon at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships Friday-Saturday, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Plans unveiled for Brainerd school updates  Brainerd Dispatch

Excitement is in the air in the Brainerd School District, and it's not just because of the new school year. Staff unveiled plans for four of the district's building ...



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 ...



Brainerd City Council: Public hearings set for school district...  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 ...



Smiles for Jake movement moves forward: Set to launch Thursd...  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 ...



2018 Top 10: No. 2 - Mental health awareness comes to forefront...  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 ...



Man pleads not guilty in alleged BHS assault  Brainerd Dispatch

The 20-year-old Brainerd man accused of waiting in the girls' locker room for nearly an hour before attacking a Brainerd High School staff member last month ...



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 ...



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 ...



Viewpoint 181: Legendary women of Brainerd Public Schools  Brainerd Dispatch

Taken literally, history never repeats itself. But history always teaches us—if only we are willing to see—what can lead us to disaster or what can help us to ...



Gymnastics: Warriors land in 3rd place at Maras Invite  Brainerd Dispatch

Izzy Olson and Brenna Deason both finished in the top 10 in the all-around as the Brainerd Warriors earned a third-place finish in the third annual Dave Maras ...



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 ...



Gymnastics: 4th-ranked Willmar tops Warriors  Brainerd Dispatch

Even without her state vault, Eli Selisker has soared above the competition. The Brainerd Warriors junior continues to be one the Central Lakes Conference's ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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, ...



Brainerd Public Schools: Schools to permit dogs, mini horses...  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 ...



BHS class creates burger to be made at 612 Station  Brainerd Dispatch

The restaurant 612 Station in downtown Brainerd is announcing a new menu item starting this Saturday, Dec. 22, created by a Brainerd High School marketing ...



'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 ...



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 ...



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



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.



Softball: Warriors hope to build on 2018 success  Brainerd Dispatch

The Brainerd Warrior softball team is hoping to build on the experience of losing last year's Section 8-4A section championship game in a 4-3 walk-off loss ...



Girls Basketball: Warriors D keys win over Sartell  Brainerd Dispatch

Olivia Tautges recorded 14 points while Courtney Russell and Lily Horn each added 13 for the Brainerd Warriors who avenged an earlier loss to the Sartell ...



Nisswa: Detailed school renovation plans shared - Construction to start May 2019  Brainerd Dispatch

Construction will start in May on an estimated $12 million in improvements to Nisswa Elementary School, which will result in much-needed space and security at ...



Boys Basketball: Warriors defend home court against Apollo  Brainerd Dispatch

If only the Brainerd Warriors could bottle some home-court goodness. The Warriors entered their Thursday, Feb. 21, Central Lakes Conference game against St.



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.



Dance Team: Warriors in contention at own invite  Brainerd Dispatch

Despite a top-level field, the Brainerd Warriors secured a fourth in kick and a sixth-place in Jazz Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Brainerd Warrior Mega Meet at Brainerd ...



Put down the phone and connect as humans. Motivational speaker...  Brainerd Dispatch

Area students, teachers and parents heard another plea to put down their cell phones, but not from law enforcement. "We have stopped connecting as humans.



Athletics: Sertoma Sunrise Warrior Liftathon fundraiser to feature...  Brainerd Dispatch

The 29th annual Sertoma Sunrise Warrior Liftathon fundraiser will feature 152 lifters 3:30 p.m. March 5 and 6 in the Brainerd High School strength room.



Agates Head to Brainerd for State Football Quarterfinals  FOX 21 Online

DULUTH, Minn. – The high school football state tournament kicks off Friday with quarterfinals action throughout the state. But not everyone is playing as Two ...



"A Night Under the Stars" Brainerd High School Prom  Brainerd Dispatch

Dennis Busbey takes a turn at center stage on the dance floor Saturday during Brainerd High School prom at The NP Event Space at the Northern Pacific Center ...



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 ...



Cheer Team: Warriors prep for road to nationals  Brainerd Dispatch

If you have ever been to a Brainerd football or basketball game, chances are you've seen the Warrior cheer team. For the first time in Warrior history, the ...



BHS theater presents 'A-Haunting We Will Go'  Brainerd Dispatch

It is a mystery and a comedy at the same time. "A-Haunting We Will Go," written by Tim Kelly and produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing ...



Boys Tennis: Singles wins lead Willmar over Warriors  Brainerd Dispatch

The No. 1 doubles team of Ian Aadland-Evan Storbakken paced the Brainerd Warriors to sweep the doubles category, as they fell 4-3 to the Willmar Cardinals ...



Police Blotter - Dec. 11  Brainerd Dispatch

DEATH—Report at 5:12 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, of a 37-year-old woman not breathing at a residence in southeast Brainerd. Officers responded. The woman died.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



College Volleyball: Warriors' Russell signs with Kansas Wesleyan  Brainerd Dispatch

Brainerd High School senior Courtney Russell signed a NCAA National Letter of Intent to play volleyball for the Kansas Wesleyan University Coyotes next year.



Brainerd Public Schools: Flooding won't affect Monday classe...  Brainerd Dispatch

If any Brainerd students thought the flooding at three school district facilities would mean a longer spring break, their hopes are about to be dashed. "Everything's ...



Agendas - April 14  Brainerd Dispatch

III. Cell Phones/Electronic Devices. IV. Consider Additions/Deletions/Acceptance of the Agenda. V. Visitor Comments. VI. Consider Consent Agenda. A. Minutes ...



Entertainment Briefs - Dec. 20  Brainerd Dispatch

The 16th annual Twelfth Night of Christmas Concert will be 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Fifth and Juniper streets in Brainerd.



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 ...



Wrestling: Brainerd wins first Paul Bunyan Invite title since...  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.



Boys Basketball: Warrior share the wealth to silence Sartell  Brainerd Dispatch

It's a kindergarten concept, but when the Brainerd Warriors share, good things happen. That was the case Friday, Feb. 1, as the Warriors distributed the ball ...



Warriors Athlete of Week: Sauer's 'crazy' game ties long-standing...  Brainerd Dispatch

Joey Sauer produced a game not generated by a Brainerd Warrior boys basketball player in 57 years. The senior forward tied one of Brainerd High School's ...



Girls Basketball: Youthful Warriors hope to grow into conten...  Brainerd Dispatch

Following four consecutive seasons with double-digit victory totals, including 17 wins the last two seasons, the Brainerd Warriors will reload this winter.



Fine Arts Student of the Week: Senior brings her characters to...  Brainerd Dispatch

Adviser nomination: "Sydney is a talented writer whose attention to description and detail brings the characters and settings of her stories to life. She is ...



Cheerleading: Warriors earn bid to national competition  Brainerd Dispatch

The Brainerd Warrior varsity cheer team finished second competing for the first time in the UCA 10,000 Lakes Regionals at Minnetonka Saturday, Nov. 3.



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



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



Fine Arts Student of the Week: Senior leads peers with perfect...  Brainerd Dispatch

Oliver Knudson. Grade: Senior. Age: 18. Art focus: Brainerd High School A Cappella Choir. Adviser nomination: "Oliver is in All State Choir, A Cappella, Windfall, ...



Police Blotter - March 3  Brainerd Dispatch

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



Dairy princess and ambassador contest set  Brainerd Dispatch

PIERZ—The 2019 Crow Wing County Dairy Princess and Ambassador contest will be Saturday, March 23 at the Pierz Ballroom. Dinner will be served 7-8 p.m. ...



Brainerd School Board: District releases more details on building...  Brainerd Dispatch

Two new elementary schools could be built in the Brainerd School District and the public could see major renovations done to all the school buildings.



MLB: Former Warrior Anderson makes opening day roster  Brainerd Dispatch

When the Miami Marlins open the 2019 season at home against the Colorado Rockies, Nick Anderson will be one of 14 pitchers on the roster. The 6-foot-5, ...



Entertainment Briefs - Feb. 7  Brainerd Dispatch

Brainerd High School orchestras will perform their winter concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. Performers include 100 string ...



Brainerd School District: 'A difficult school year': Brainerd school discuss mental health services  Brainerd Dispatch

The Brainerd High School lost two students this school year to death by suicide, and Forestview Middle School has seen an increase in suicidal concerns ...



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