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After her boyfriend became violent while they were on a date, Micah Jeppesen decided to share her story in the film “Standing Strong” so that other young people will be aware of what to look for – and what to watch out for – in a relationship. Ruth Nerhaugen / Contributor
'I thought I was going to lose my life,' woman recalls during violent teen relationship
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Live video streaming planned for MN Supreme Court arguments
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Conductor Andrew Altenbach leads the orchestra in performing Symphony No. 92, "Oxford," by Franz Joseph Haydn Wednesday during the Lakes Area Music Festival’s British Isles concert at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video)play button
Lakes Area Music Festival British Isles
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CLC Performing Arts Center receives grant
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign-style rally at the Phoenix Convention Center, Aug. 22, 2017. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)
Trump's threat to shut down government over border wall raises stakes for lawmakers
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Seattle skyline. (Matt Lutton/The New York Times)
Three reclusive Seattle brothers, aged 82, 80 and 78, accused of child sex abuse
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Lewis Denny casts from Green’s Point on the Mississippi River Tuesday as he fishes on the river on a warm August afternoon. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch
PHOTO: Summer Fishing
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It used to be that unvaccinated children in America were clustered in impoverished neighborhoods; now they’re often clustered among sophisticates in gilded ZIP codes where a certain strain of health faddishness reigns. (Ben Wiseman/The New York Times)
Amid Minnesota's measles outbreak, opponents of vaccines step up efforts
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Pine-River Backus School District students Sept. 18 will get the chance to speak with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Illustration
PR-B students to speak with NASA astronauts
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A woman holds Powerball lottery tickets outside Bluebird Liquor in Hawthorne, Los Angeles, California, United States, January 12, 2016. REUTERS / Lucy Nicholson
How Powerball manipulated the odds to make another massive jackpot
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Crow Wing County Board: County updates finance policies
5 hours 25 min ago
Fire department responds to alarm
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Dale Lueck
Area elected officials react to Charlottesville, presidential response
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Police blotter - Aug. 23
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Brainerd & Crow Wing Public Transit bus driver Mel Ellstrom (left) and Bob Tyson, safety officer for Reichert Bus Service (right) help a woman get onto a bus in this file photo. 
Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch Video
Brainerd City Council: Council purchases replacement bus
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