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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Members of the Crow Wing County Collaborative Service Team Heather Liebel (left) as "Miss Behaved" and Laura Dalland as "Miss Demeanor" brace themselves before hitting the cold water of Pelican Lake Saturday at the 2015 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics at Breezy Point Resort. Gallery and Video Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls Warrior minions Lori Hodge (left) and Amanda Ramey react as they jump into the cold water of Pelican Lake Saturday at the 2015 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Minnesota at Breezy Point Resort. A total of 410 plungers raised $92,000.
A front-end loader owned by the city of Brainerd was involved in a minor traffic crash near the intersection of Laurel and Maple streets Wednesday. There were no injuries. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Laura Wadsten lifts in the squat category Monday during the Sunrise Sertoma Warrior Liftathon at Brainerd high School. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls Spotter Tyler Kennedy (left) cheers on Josh Bock as he lifts 300 pounds in the power clean category Monday during the Sunrise Sertoma Warrior Liftathon at Brainerd High School. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls Matt Thompson reacts after squatting 525 pounds Monday during the Sunrise Sertoma Warrior Liftathon at Brainerd High School.
Matt Thompson reacts after squatting 525 pounds Monday during the Sunrise Sertoma Warrior Liftathon at Brainerd High School. Thompson achieved the third best lift in the squat in the 26 year history of the event with the top lift in that category being 540 pounds. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls Gallery and Video
Hugging kindergartner Paige Pike, Riverside physical education teacher Jean Martin, 49, has only worn a dress a handful of times in her life. She told students she would wear one to school if they raised $7,500 for the annual fundraiser to raise money for technology and books for the school, which coincides with "I love to read month." The kids raised nearly $9,000. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Brainerd letter carrier Travis Suer carries mail with an apt message during frigid temperatures Thursday morning in northeast Brainerd. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
With warmer temperatures Monday, avid cyclist Mark Schneider rides on Crow Wing County Highway 3 north of Brainerd Monday. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Pastor Juli Sutton-Deem places ashes on the forehead of Darlene McNally during Ash Wednesday service at Light of the Cross Lutheran Church in Garrison. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of 40 days of Lent. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Gail LeBlanc dons a ski mask while walking Tuesday afternoon along East River Road in Brainerd. The temperature Tuesday in Brainerd reached a high of 4 degrees. On Wednesday the high temperature is forecast to be 2 degrees below zero. The National Weather Service in Duluth also issued a wind chill advisory until noon Wednesday, with wind chill values as low as 35 degrees below zero possible. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
A Trumpeter Swan glides through the calm water above the Gull Dam in East Gull Lake last week. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls