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Brainerd Dispatch
TypeDaily newspaper (except Saturday)
Owner(s)Forum Communications
PublisherPete Mohs
PresidentBill Marcil, Jr.
EditorMatt Erickson
Associate editorRenee Richardson
Sports editorJeremy Millsop
Staff writers78 employees; 14 journalists, 2 photographers
FoundedDecember 22, 1881
Headquarters506 James St.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Circulation11,742 Saturday/Sunday Weekend Edition; 8,900 weekdays
Sister newspapersPine and Lakes Echo Journal
OCLC number18528608

The Brainerd Dispatch is a daily morning newspaper published in Brainerd, Minnesota. The newspaper was founded on December 22, 1881, and became a daily paper in 1883. In April 2004, the Dispatch became a morning paper. The paper is owned by Forum Communications. The paper is published by Pete Mohs. [1][2]


The paper was formerly owned by Stauffer Communications, which was acquired by Morris Communications in 1994.[3]

On December 26, 2013, Fargo, North Dakota based Forum Communications Company entered a deal with Morris to purchase several newspaper properties owned by Morris Communications including the Brainerd Dispatch. The deal was set to be finalized on January 1, 2014.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Morris Communications, Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  2. ^ "Brainerd Dispatch". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved January 24, 2020.
  3. ^ "Rome News-Tribune - Google News Archive Search".
  4. ^ "Morris Communications". Retrieved January 24, 2020.

Coordinates: 46°21′31″N 94°13′08″W / 46.358679°N 94.218973°W / 46.358679; -94.218973 (D: Brainerd Dispatch)

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