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Olivia Dehning prepares for a dunk in the pool at the bottom of the Nisswa Famil

Ending summer with a ... Splash!


Olivia Dehning prepares for a dunk in the pool at the bottom of the Nisswa Family Fun Center this week. The sights and sounds of the water park symbolize the waning days of summer as the school session approaches. Mixing families and water slides on a hot summer day in the Brainerd area, spells the core of the hospitality economy of Central Minnesota. To contact the park, go to

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Steve Kohls
I started my career in photography after graduation from Moorhead State College with photography positions at the Daily News in Wahpeton, ND. , Country Echo in Pequot Lakes, The Journal in New Ulm and settling at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1975. I have been teaching fine art black and white and color photography at Central Lakes College for the past 15 years. Currently I have been teaching Underwater Photography for Central Lakes College and the Minnesota School of Diving for the past 7 years. From May to November you can find me at the Mineland Recreation Area either scuba diving and photographing the fish or enjoying the beauty of our area’s newest lakes.
(218) 855-5870