Born: 9/28/1987 (age 24)
High School: Mahtomedi High School (home of the Zephyrs) in Mahtomedi, Minn.
College: Journalism and Mass Communications degree from Iowa State University (Class 2010)
Passions: Sharing the story. I love getting to know people, and in particular this town as it is so new to me, and being able to share something about them with the public. That and sports, especially hockey and lacrosse.
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Prairie Bay’s mobile food truck has seen such success in recent months through the city of Baxter, that Baxter City Council members decided to grant a three-month extension on its temporary license Tuesday night. Council granted Prairie Bay a temporary license to operate its food truck for three months during the Oct. 16 meeting. At that time, Baxter staff asked to use the winter months to research other food truck ordinances and consider the issues.
With the end of the year fast approaching, the Brainerd School Board Long Range Planning Committee met Tuesday afternoon to take a look at ongoing, completed and future goals for the Brainerd School District. “We (the committee) have a few specific ongoing goals and some that we feel we have completed,” said Tom Haglin, committee chairman. “And we have some potential new ones that we want to document and are looking to achieve over the course of the year.”
The undeveloped lot on Washington and Northwest Second Street, just west of the Mississippi River, will officially be rezoned to B2 from its previous B4 as decided by the Brainerd City Council Monday night.
As the Barenaked Ladies’ early 1990s hit song concludes, “If I had a million dollars, I’d be rich.” So how about $550 million? Plenty of area residents were eager to find out just how rich they could be, stopping at local gas stations to purchase Powerball jackpot tickets before the 9 p.m. Wednesday deadline, with the winning jackpot numbers yielding $550 million.
Nine officers and deputies responded to a party complaint at 12:11 a.m. on Sunday at the 4900 block of Baywood Road in Baxter. Twenty-two citations were issued to the party goers, ranging in ages 18-20 and two listed juveniles, and the homeowners son was arrested for social host ordinance.
hroughout the years and generations, high school is commonly known to be four years of spending time with friends, football games, school dances and preparation for the impending adulthood. Not much has changed for current teens at Brainerd High School. Football games, friends and school still remain a priority for most BHS students. But while some things seem to be carried over through graduating classes dating back years, there are some different challenges that face teens today, too. ■ Balancing act
Ask John Torma what one of the most memorable aspects for students at Legionville is and his answer just may surprise you; It’s not necessarily the safety skills that get immediately taken away. “There are about 50,000 alumni that will tell you about the barn,” said Torma, founding chairman for the renowned safety patrol education program. “If you talk Legionville, they will bring up the barn right away.”
A topic of discussion for residents and the planning commission since August, the undeveloped lot at Washington and Northwest Second streets just west of the Mississippi River was brought to the city council once again on Monday night.
What defines a restaurant? That was the question brought to the Brainerd City Council Monday night. The answer was one that surrounds Prairie Bay’s recent extension into a mobile food truck in the community. According to the council by a 6-1 vote, the food truck is not a restaurant as defined by the city. Council member Kevin Goedker voted against the motion.
A round of applause and whistles echoed throughout the Brainerd High School gymnasium Monday morning for nearly five minutes before turning into a standing ovation from students and the public, all in honor of the veterans who were already on their feet.