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Breezy Point wastewater operator Monnier to retire


In the wake of the retirement of longtime wastewater operator John Monnier at the end of May, the Breezy Point City Council hired his replacement Monday, May 5.

Bryant Szymanski, a 2006 Pequot Lakes High School graduate, will assume the position at the beginning of June. The personnel committee selected Szymanski after interviewing four candidates April 23, narrowed from a total of 17 applicants.

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Chelsey Perkins
Chelsey Perkins grew up in Crosslake and is a graduate of Pequot Lakes High School. She earned her Bachelor's degree in professional journalism from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Perkins has interned at the Lake Country Echo and the Rochester and Austin Post-Bulletins and also worked for the student-run Minnesota Daily newspaper as a copy editor and columnist during college. She went on to intern at Utne Reader magazine, where she was later hired as the research editor. Before joining the Brainerd Dispatch, Perkins worked as a staff writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal.
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