Local news briefs
■ Chef from Brainerd
is Beard semifinalist
Nick Weinhandl, a Brainerd High School graduate, is semifinalist for the 2014 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Award. Weinhandl, competing in the Best Chef division in the Midwest, is currently co-executive chef at the HoDo Restaurant at the Hotel Donaldson in Fargo, N.D.
Weinhandl previously worked at a number of restaurants in Brainerd including Iven’s on the Bay, Lost Lake Lodge, Matty’s and Manhattan Beach Lodge.
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