After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.
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The spring sports season in Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus has pretty much come to a close. Only a few sports and athletes are still competing. Pete and Wheaties talk...
Conquest Press named Roger A. Hubley of Crosslake, president of NetWorth Asset Management, Inc., as one of the financial advisers to be listed in its newest publication, the “2014 America’s...
The Pequot Lakes girls' golf team captured the Section 7AA title by carding a school-record round of 299 on Thursday at Pokegama Golf Course in Grand Rapids. The Patriots advance to the state meet June 10-11 in Jordan.
WASECA, Minn. -- The southern Minnesota teenager accused of plotting to kill his family and slaughter students and staff at his school pleaded not guilty Monday. John David LaDue, 17, was charged as a juvenile with four counts of attempted first degree murder, two counts of first degree attempted criminal damage to property and six counts of possession of an explosive or incendiary device by a person under age 18. He pleaded not guilty Monday in Waseca County District Court, the Waseca County News reported on its website.
PILLAGER, MN — Coal and crushed metal littered the train tracks early Monday as crews worked to clear the scene of a massive train derailment near Pillager. Fifty train cars carrying coal derailed at about 11:48 p.m. Sunday in Sylvan Township, west of Pillager near County Road 101. No one was hurt and the incident did not involve any hazardous material or pose a threat to public safety, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department. At about 9 a.m. Monday morning, several cleanup crews were still on scene working to clear the mess.
NISSWA, MN – Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon kicked off the 2014 fishing season at Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake in Nisswa, Minnesota on Saturday, May 10. There was a sendoff ceremony at 8:00am on the Gull Lake Docks at Grand View Lodge. The Governor was joined in his boat by Rep. John Ward, current Miss Minnesota Rebecca Yeh and her brother, Philip. Unfortunately, no one on the Governor's boat caught a fish on todays opener.
WILLMAR, Minn. -- A former professional wrestler was sentenced Thursday to more than 25 years in prison for molesting a close female relative over a period of years. Eugene Otto Zumhofe, 63, of Cyrus, received a total of 310 months in prison on two first-degree and two third-degree counts of criminal sexual conduct. The judge ordered the sentences on the four counts to be served consecutively. As part of the sentence in Kandiyohi County District Court, Zumhofe also must serve 10 years of conditional release, pay $200 in fines and register as a predatory offender.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House on Thursday adopted a bill requiring new smartphones bought or sold in Minnesota to have a “kill switch” to disable them in the event of theft. The Senate passed a similar measure earlier this month. The bill heads back to the Senate for concurrence or formation of a conference committee. The requirement would apply to phones manufactured after July 1, 2015.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A former Mille Lacs County deputy received a 33-year prison sentence Thursday for sexually assaulting children on fishing trips in Otter Tail County. Aaron Joseph Heuer, 30, of Isle, must serve 22 years before he is eligible for supervised and conditional release, the Fergus Falls Daily Journal reported. He also must register as a predatory offender. Heuer pleaded guilty in March to four counts of felony first-degree criminal sexual conduct and a charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Gov. Mark Dayton is scheduled to buy his fishing license at 3 p.m. Friday, May 9, at S&W Bait north of Brainerd when he arrives in the lakes area to open the fishing season.