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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Since the inception of the Upland Bird Camp in 1991 at Deep Portage, Pine Shadows has been a part of the camp providing dog training demonstrations, puppy imprinting, dog first...
N eed a break? Want to work hard and spend hours waiting for bear, take a thousand pictures in a few minutes of one of the most beautiful bears in the world? Then the lagoon below the fish pass on the Dog Salmon River on Kodiak Island is for you.
FRAZER LAKE, Alaska — The mystique of the Kodiak bear is legendary. Their large heads are what locals say separates them from other grizzlies. Kodiak bears are a subspecies of the brown or grizzly bear and reach well over 1,000 pounds. Numbering 3,500 who live in the Kodiak Archipelago, the bears have been isolated from the mainland for thousands of years.
Wednesday morning Arnie and Jo Ann Johnson were surrounded by children running and playing in the newly remodeled Brainerd Family YMCA Gymnasium they helped finance. Their gift of $100,000 toward the $130,000 cost of renovation included installation of a new maple wood floor, two-lane walking/running track around the perimeter, new ceiling fans, removal of the old floor, a floor scrubber and new basketball rims and padding.
Surrounded by former and current Brainerd High School tennis players, Lisa Salo recently began another session of Little Tennis on a warm June morning at the Forestview tennis courts. Youngsters, wearing fresh name tags and their court shoes, reached for their rackets and began to play games such as sandwiches, roll ball, slider, blast off, lobster claws and gone fishing. Salo started the program 17 years ago and now those first students are current and former Brainerd High School tennis players that help her with the program.
For 17 years Blaine Johnson, also known as “Mr. Holiday” has worked at the Nisswa Holiday Station store. As the night manager, Johnson takes care of the business at the store and is a fixture to motorists who stop by for fuel or food. With his hat positioned slightly to the side, Johnson counts out change to the customers sometimes reaching the thousand of dollars. The change isn’t actually in the thousands of dollars, but that’s all part of the personality that “Mr. Holiday” brings to the station. As you walk out of the station, Johnson thanks you for shopping Holiday.
AITKIN — Since 2003, the Persian Gulf Support Group of Aitkin has had one goal in mind; to be able to stop sending packages to deployed soldiers. To stop would mean that every soldier would be home safe.
Tim Collette tries very hard every day to protect the natural resources of central Minnesota.
Bruce Bachman grew up in northeast Brainerd watching Brainerd Street Department personnel grading, plowing and cleaning the streets. He spent hours watching the street department drive heavy equipment up and down the streets.
There are holiday lighting displays andthen there is Christmas at the Mansions in Little Falls. For the fifth year, the Linden Hill Historical Event Center has presented Christmas at the Mansions. Visitors can witness the sights of Christmas on a self-guided tour through the Musser and Weyerhaeuser Mansions. The grounds around the historic buildings have been decorated with holiday lights.