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BIZ BUZZ: New owner for Halvorson-Johnson


Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd has a new owner in Tim Taylor. 

Taylor said the ownership change has been a whirlwind but good experience. Taylor is keeping the funeral home’s name and will work as a funeral director with Casey Swantek and Jay Simon. 

Taylor is director/owner of Methven-Taylor Funeral Home, with operations in Anoka, Blaine, Columbia Heights, New Brighton and northeast Minneapolis with his business partner Peter Methven.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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