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Jan Lambert

November 14, 2018
Brainerd City Council and school district representatives met Tuesday, Nov. 13, to discuss the district's property acquisition proposal and the need for more parking around elementary schools. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Disptach
More parking at Brainerd schools? City, school leaders discuss
November 14, 2018 - 8:00am
November 8, 2018
Brainerd City Hall as seen after dark  Friday, Nov. 2. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: Members hear arguments for, against proposed moratorium
November 8, 2018 - 5:00am
October 27, 2018
Brainerd City Administrator Cassandra Torstenson gives city council members a tour of city hall Wednesday, Oct. 24, to show the building's many deficiencies. Right is council member Kelly Bevans. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council explores building a new city hall
October 27, 2018 - 6:00am
October 4, 2018
Two instances of disorderly use of a licensed rental property on the 800 block of Juniper Street in Brainerd prompted city staff and council members to revisit the city's rental housing code.
Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Brainerd City Council: Troubled rental property sparks discussion on city code
October 4, 2018 - 5:00am
September 19, 2018
Brainerd City Council members discuss the city's liquor ordinance Monday, Sept. 17.
Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: Members struggle to define bars vs. restaurants
September 19, 2018 - 10:00am
May 9, 2018
A ground-level photo of the residential plot to be converted into the new Thrifty White Pharmacy in Brainerd. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: Members approve Thrifty White parking lot
May 9, 2018 - 3:00am
October 21, 2017
Brainerd City Council: Council selects 5 finalists for city administrator
October 21, 2017 - 12:33am
July 18, 2017
Brainerd City Administrator Jim Thoreen (left) addresses the Brainerd City Council Monday night about his retirement. Also pictured is Council President Dave Pritschet (center) and Mayor Ed Menk. 
Spenser Bickett/Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: Plan approved for administrator search
July 18, 2017 - 1:00pm
May 17, 2017
The vendors said the existing microphones work fine, council member Gabe Johnson said, they just need to be moved closer to council members. "We should be 6-12 inches from them. We're all pretty far back from that." Illustration
Brainerd City Council: Can you hear me now? Audio quality to be improved in chamber
May 17, 2017 - 10:00am
March 23, 2017
The ordinance would have removed the paragraph on snow emergencies from the code and replaced it with a paragraph on snow removal parking regulations. In the event of snowfall requiring snow removal from city streets, the city engineer would declare a snow plowing parking restriction. Under this restriction, there would be no parking on all city streets, except within downtown Brainerd, between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. or until the streets have been plowed to full width. Illustration
Brainerd City Council: Changes considered to winter parking regulations
March 23, 2017 - 9:00am
January 17, 2017
Nate Grotzke with Close-Converse talks to the Brainerd City Council Tuesday night about lots the city owns in the Brainerd Industrial Park, which Close-Converse markets for the city. 
Spenser Bickett/Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: Upcoming construction projects previewed
January 17, 2017 - 9:49pm
January 6, 2017
Brainerd City Council: Committee appointments announced
January 6, 2017 - 6:07pm
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 19, 2016
Brainerd City Council President Gary Scheeler (center) chats with Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston (left) and city Administrator Jim Thoreen prior to Monday night’s council meeting. The council held a reception to recognize outgoing council members like Scheeler, as well as incoming council members. 
Spenser Bickett/Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: You say goodbye and I say hello - Reception features outgoing, incoming council members
December 19, 2016 - 11:58pm
December 16, 2016
Kevin Stunek
Brainerd City Council: Changes coming to the council
December 16, 2016 - 9:30pm