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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Jill Maine plants vegetables through a weed barrier at the Lakes Area Community Garden Tuesday. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
As the BNSF locomotives pulled out of Camp Ripley and crawled across the Mississippi River bridge just outside camp, a full train loaded with military vehicles moved on the rails to head through Little Falls onto the Mojave Desert for a prestigious training exercise.
For 2 1/2 years, Central Lakes College Marine and Small Engine instructor Paul Hofmann has been growing his hair to donate for cancer wigs at the Men's Depot in Brainerd. Hofmann recently decided to make an appeal to colleagues to help raise money for a Marine and Small Engine student scholarship. The social media buzzed and now $1,500 has been raised for the scholarship with an added bonus of dyeing his new mustache the school colors for Thursday night's graduation. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls) Video and Gallery
Pequot Lakes students Cole Young (left) points the way while Nathan Leifeld pushes the car with driver Jake Ryan, Britney Adkins and Callahan Makowsky at the Minnesota Technology and Engineering Educators Association Supermileage Challenge at Brainerd International Raceway Tuesday. The objective of the two-day event is to provide a challenge of classroom learning experiences together with ingenuity and teamwork to produce the most fuel-efficient vehicle. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Alexandra Early with the Minnesota Orchestra smiles during a presentation with her colleagues from the Lakes Area Music Festival at Riverside Elementary School Monday. The musicians also presented at Baxter and Lowell Elementary schools. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Crow Wing County Highway Department workers Jeff Warzecha (left) and Rob Hall hold templates for Crosslake Community School students Annie Berndt, Dylan Semler and Corday Yetzer as they paint "No Dumping" signs near the storm sewer grates along Highway 66 in Crosslake Monday. The students are members of the Roots and Shoots environment club at the school. (Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls)
Baxter Police officers respond to a three vehicle crash in the left turn lane of Highway 371 North and Excelsior Road Friday. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Betty Harcey (left) and Tanya Bollum, along with others, pray in a prayer circle Thursday at the National Guard Armory in Brainerd. Approximately 200 people participated in Brainerd's National Day of Prayer. The event was part of the National Day of Prayer with the theme of "Wake Up America." (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Volunteer Kionoa Sigafoos lifts a box of pine seedlings onto a truck Wednesday during the Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District annual plant sale in the Northland Arboretum. All the orders for native plants and trees were completed in January and February. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Classmate Olaf Aus (left) gives advice while Baxter third-grader Destyn St. Hilaire checks his score on the board at Jack's House Monday during the second day of the 13th Annual Good Samaritan Bowl. Proceeds are designated for the Resident Dreams program at the Bethany, Woodland and Pine River campuses of the Good Samaritan Society and hospice care. The grand total raised during the event was $102,520. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls) Gallery