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.
- Member for
- 4 years 11 months
Kaitlyn Taylor drifts into shore Tuesday night in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area near Ironton. The mine lakes are popular with kayakers and canoeists because of the sheltered coves. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Adryann Helland focuses on the monarch butterfly on her nose Wednesday in the Butterfly House at the Crow Wing County Fair. The Butterfly House is an enclosed habitat located in the curling building this year with 2,000 butterflies in the space. The house, owned by the Euchee Butterfly Farm, has been at the Minnesota State Fair and other venues. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Nisswa Black Bear 4-H'er Reese Wicklund goes eye-to-eye with Pearl in the rabbit barn Tuesday at the Crow Wing County Fair. In her fifth year of showing rabbits, Wicklund was displaying her twin rabbits for visitors to pet. ( Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Relaxing in the straw in the cattle barn, Kasia Kroll leans against Coco, the calf she will show in the open category at the Crow Wing County Fair. Tuesday was the first day of animal judging. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Donna Larson of the Country Swingers Line Dance Group performed Thursday on the Mills Stage at the Crow Wing County Fair. For 17 years, the dancing troupe have been performing in the Brainerd area. One of the original dancers is 88 years old and was one of the 13 dancers Thursday at the fair. (Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls) Video
It's a warm summer evening in Barrows and the pedaling is intense at the Lakes Area BMX track. It's time to burn off energy in a competitive way. In the parking lot families tune their bikes and shout encouragement to the riders as they begin to stage for practice runs before the evening of racing.
Greta Gearey dodges wet sponges during recess Tuesday at Camp Invention at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, MN. In its 25th year, Camp Invention is open to first through sixth graders. Created by the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention is the only nationally recognized summer program focused on creativity, innovation, real-world problem solving and the spirit of invention. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
With temperatures in the high 80s, Ron Duffee with Douglas-Kerr Underground Construction wipes his brow while installing storm sewer on Excelsior Road in Baxter Monday. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Peter and Ben Arnoldy with Arnoldy Brothers Construction work on a storm-damaged roof on Cinosam Road Thursday. The cleanup continues after the July 12 storm that ripped through the Brainerd area. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Wilson Bay Lodge at Madden's Resort Tuesday shows the damage of the July 12 storm that ravaged the area. However across the resort, the historic Madden Lodge on Steamboat Bay sustained very little damage. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)