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Council lends support to Snodeos


The Brainerd City Council Monday voted to offer its support to the Brainerd Snodeos snowmobile club, with one council member, Bob Olson, opposed.

But Mark Kavanaugh, secretary/treasurer of the Brainerd Snodeos, told the council that even if the council supports their efforts, chances are slim there will be a snowmobile trail connection through Brainerd for several years, after this winter season.

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Jodie Tweed
Jodie Tweed has been a staff writer at the Brainerd Dispatch since May 1997, primarily covering education and writing human interest stories. She also took over as HealthWatch editor in the spring of 2010. A graduate of Pequot Lakes High School, she received her bachelor’s degree in mass communications at Bemidji State University and her master’s degree in mass communications at St. Cloud State University. She previously worked as news director at KLKS Radio in Breezy Point and was a media consultant at a Twin Cities public relations firm. She also worked as a staff assistant for the former “Nashville Now” television show on The Nashville Network while attending college in Nashville. She and her husband, Nels, have three daughters, Erika, 17, Madeline, 2, and Beatrice, who was born in April 2011.