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 23rd annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza will go on as scheduled Saturday, Jan. 19, after 16 inches of ice were found on Hole in the Day Bay on Gull Lake. Given the weather forecast of high temperatures in the teens and single digits, organizers are convinced more ice will be made in the next week. “There’s no reason to keep anyone in limbo. We’re good,” said Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Goddard after he and Sheriff Todd Dahl drilled a couple of holes at the contest site Thursday, Jan. 10.
The city hired Brennan Olson as a part-time police officer to help provide extra patrol at Zorbaz on Gull, at the establishment's request, Friday and Saturday nights, the Lake Shore City Council learned Monday night. Zorbaz will reimburse the city for the officer's wages. Police reported 213 incidents from June 25-July 22, including 112 traffic-related incidents and 101 miscellaneous calls. Traffic incidents included 68 traffic warnings, 33 traffic citations, two property damage crashes, one DWI arrest and one motorcycle injury crash.
The Nisswa City Council on Wednesday, July 18, had to decide how to pay for its share of the Highway 371/County Road 18 project after the awarded bid was higher than engineers' estimates. After the bid for the $7 million project was awarded to Anderson Brothers of Brainerd, the city's total cost, including 2013 inspections and landscaping (which weren't part of the bid), was $1,683,187, or $183,187 more than the city projected. The city, Crow Wing County and Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) all will pay for the joint project.
Two 16-year-olds from Pine River traveled to Chicago this month to audition for the 12th season of American Idol. Unfortunately, neither made it to callbacks, but both gained insight into the popular singing talent competition. Kayla Adkins and Ryan Sweeney, high school juniors, auditioned July 12 at the United Center with thousands of other hopefuls age 15-28. The Chicago Tribune estimated the crowd gathered at around 9,000.
George Leslie Ingberg, 81, resident of Owasso, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at his home. Survivors include his wife, Jeannette; 3 children – Carol Ball of Owasso, Gary Ingberg of Minneapolis, and Carla Ingeborg of Kansas City, MO.; seven siblings, Arthur Ingberg (Marilyn) of Anoka, Bonnie Schlapkohl (Vaughn) of Pine River, Rita Walton of Pine River, Inez Hodges (Gary) of Idaho, Iona Clark (Dave) of Kentucky, and twins Darwin Ingberg (Cindy) of Pine River and Darlene Sayers (Chuck) of Nebraska. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren.
Ruth Ione Annett/Dickey (nee Astrum), age 90, of Pequot Lakes, went to be with Our Lord on March 27, 2013. She was born May 8, 1922, was the oldest of ten children and grew up in Walker, Minnesota. Preceded in death by husband, Howard, parents, Carl and Hannah Irene (nee Bengtson) Astrum; sisters, Alice Jean and Helen LaRow (Armand); brothers, Jack and Richard; son, Mike Dickey; and grandsons, Matthew Dickey and Brian Fitzgerald.
David Hasty, age 68, of Backus, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013. He was born in Waterloo, Iowa, on May 2, 1944, to Wilma Vernita (Helm) and Emmett Dewey Hasty. David was married to Lori Martin for 18 years and was father to daughter, Melinda Sue Hasty, and son, Shane Ronald Hasty, and grandfather (Papa) to Natalie Rae Hasty. He is also survived by his brothers, Bob, Wayne and Roy Hasty. He was preceded in death by his brother, Don, and sisters, Helen, June and Lois.