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August 15, 2017
Scott Lykins (left), founding executive and artistic director of the Lakes Area Music Festival, receives the city of Brainerd’s Tower Award from Brainerd City Council President Dave Pritschet (center) and Mayor Ed Menk July 30 at Tornstrom Auditorium. 
Photo submitted by Dave Boran
Brainerd: City presents award to BHS grad
August 15, 2017 - 10:00am
January 3, 2017
Brainerd City Council members Jan Lambert, Dave Badeaux, Dave Pritschet, Kevin Stunek and Mayor Ed Menk are sworn in during Tuesday night’s council meeting. Lambert, Badeaux and Stunek are beginning their first terms on the council. 
Spenser Bickett/Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: Council picks new leader - New council members are sworn in
January 3, 2017 - 9:54pm
December 26, 2016
Audriana Wallin poses with daughter Lainee Balsimo, 5, and son Brian Phillips, 1. The family is home for Christmas this year after spending much of the past 16 months in the hospital with Lainee, who is suffering from a rare childhood cancer. Submitted photo
Lainee's home for Christmas
December 26, 2016 - 8:58pm
May 17, 2016
Brainerd City Council: Former council member to run for mayor
May 17, 2016 - 11:10pm
Ed Menk
Brainerd City Council: Menk files to fill his mayoral post
May 17, 2016 - 11:05pm
December 31, 2015
Brainerd Mayor James Wallin and his wife, Minna.
No. 4: Brainerd mayor dies
December 31, 2015 - 1:30pm
December 7, 2015
Brainerd City Administrator Jim Thoreen administers the Oath of Office to new Brainerd mayor Ed Menk at the Brainerd City Council meeting Monday night. Menk was selected by the council after the death of James Wallin. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Brainerd City Council: New mayor sworn in
December 7, 2015 - 8:22pm
December 3, 2015
Our Opinion: Menk a good choice
December 3, 2015 - 5:09pm
November 20, 2015
Mayor James Wallin's untimely passing on Sept. 26 meant the city of Brainerd would have to adopt a process to fill the vacancy left by his death. The Brainerd City Council will appoint a mayor to serve until the general election in November of 2016, when a mayor will be elected to serve the remaining two years of Wallin's four-year term. Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Meet the 6 who want to fill the Brainerd Mayoral position
November 20, 2015 - 11:36am
November 14, 2015
6 men apply to fill mayor vacancy in Brainerd
November 14, 2015 - 5:27pm
October 29, 2015
Minna Wallin, wife of late mayor James Wallin, accepts the city of Brainerd Tower Award from Brainerd City Council members Kelly Bevans (left), Gary Scheeler, Gabe Johnson and Chip Borkenhagen during the Distinguished Service Awards at the NP Event Space Thursday in Brainerd. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery)
Humbled and honored: 9 named outstanding
October 29, 2015 - 11:35pm
October 19, 2015
Brainerd City Council: Calls made for mayoral applicants
October 19, 2015 - 10:31pm
October 5, 2015
Mayor declares Fire Prevention Week
October 5, 2015 - 8:51pm
October 4, 2015
An honor guard fires a 21-gun salute in honor of Wallin's military service. Zach Kayser/Brainerd Dispatch
At James Wallin's funeral, Brainerd returns the love the mayor gave it
October 4, 2015 - 2:47pm
September 29, 2015
Brainerd Mayor James Wallin talks in his home recently about receiving the 2015 Citizen of the Year Award. File Photo - Steve Kohls
Family shares James Wallin's self-written bio
September 29, 2015 - 9:20am