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Riverside Elementary School Principal Jodi Kennedy (left) and teacher Lori Hodge, plunge into the icy water of Pelican Lake at Breezy Point Resort Saturday.


The Brainerd educators formed a team known as the "You Only Live Once" and braved sub-zero temperature to raise funds for Special Olympics Minnesota at the Brainerd Polar Bear Plunge.

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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