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.
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Michelle Johnson takes a moment to smell the irises during the Grow and Learn Program at the Northland Arboretum Wednesday. The grant funded program is designed to help at-risk students and participants with disabilities learn about horticulture, landscaping, plant and flower identification, lawn care, construction and general maintenance. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Jimmy Lindner rolled into the Garrison access on Lake Mille Lacs Friday and took one look at the white caps. "We have a pretty substantial wind event here," he said. "Let's head to the other side of the lake." In Jimmy's vehicle were Minnesota National Guardsman Sgt.
A worker from Aspen Signs looks over the billboard for the Mills Auto Group on Business Highway 371 Thursday. (Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Water tumbles over the waterfall in the water garden at the Northland Arboretum Thursday in Baxter. (Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls)
Emma Ausen (left) Ian McLaughlin, Jenny Husen and Josh Pletzer have lunch in the Northland Arboretum Thursday while working on building fire breaks for the Nature Conservancy. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Merv Eisel, of Fort Ripley, walks among his 50 blooming azaleas Monday. The 20-year-old plants are hybrids from the University of Minnesota and are being grown on his property to test their winter hardiness. (Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls)
Construction on the Isle Drive project in Baxter is becoming the area's own big dig as utility services are added with Isle Drive extension underway, which will link Highland Scenic Drive and Isle Drive where it now dead ends south of Wal-Mart. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
Harrison Kindergarteners Kendal Crenna (left) Shelby Gondringer, Kyra Oeslreich and Miracle Jackson held the flag for the Pledge of Allegiance with Kinderfriend Day founder Cathy Nault in the background Monday during the 28th annual event at Don Adamson Field. (Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls) During the opening ceremony, Baxter Elementary Kindergartener Kendra Lane throws kisses to family members in the stands Monday at the 28th Annual Kinderfriend Day at Don Adamson Field. (BrainerdDispatch/Steve Kohls) Video and Gallery
Yellow Lady Slippers are blooming in Kathio State park near Onamia Sunday. (Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls)
Harrison School Kiwanis K-Kids Eli Knapp (left) Joey Otto, Alex LaFlex and Reese Molby lift a flowering crabapple tree into a hole at Kiwanis Park Tuesday. The club members sold packets of wildflower seed to raise enough money to purchase three trees for the park. Not pictured helping plant the tree are Kyra Giannonati, Bella Behrens, and Ella Dircks. (Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls)