Hi, I’m the Brainerd Dispatch. I started working a few days before Christmas in 1881 and became a daily two years later. I’ve been through a lot of changes over the years, but what has never changed is my commitment to the community and local journalism. I have a whole team of dedicated people who work day and night to make sure I get out there every morning, whether in print, as an e-edition, via an app or with additional information on www. brainerddispatch.com. News, weather, sports – videos, photos, podcasts and social media – all covering stories from central Minnesota about your neighbors, lakes, communities, challenges and opportunities. It’s all part of the effort to keep people connected and informed. And we couldn’t do it without support.
Our newsroom occasionally reports articles under the “staff” byline. Often, the “personal” byline is used when rewriting basic information briefs from official sources, such as a city press release about a road closure, and which require little or no reporting. Sometimes this signature is used when a news story includes many authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, this is noted in the story.