A full moon shines over Stony Brook in Fritz Loven Park, Saturday, March 7, in Lake Shore. The mild temperatures have allowed the stream to open after being frozen earlier this winter. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
I was raised on a farm in western Minnesota where I participated in 4-H, high school sports, and everything that farm kids do for fun after chores. Graduated from Ridgewater Community College with an AA degree and my first taste of newspapering. I worked a summer on the Ortonville Independent as a reporter and photographer.