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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Metrics for measuring strategic roadmap also discussed A tighter version of the 2014-15 preliminary budget was presented at the Pequot Lakes School Board’s work session Monday, June 2. Superintendent Chris...
Council hires telecommunications consulting firm The Crosslake City Council wants to learn if Crosslake Communications is running in the most efficient manner and voted Tuesday, May 27, to hire consulting...
After 17 years, beloved Pequot Lakes Spanish teacher retires Some 20 years ago, Dick Nagel thought he might never teach again. “I was getting up there in age,” he said...
Crosslake participants in PLHS athletics would pay the same in proposal Crosslake Community School (CCS) students might soon have the opportunity to participate in Pequot Lakes athletics without paying potentially...
The Pequot Lakes School District served students more than 26,000 free breakfasts in March and April, a dramatic increase over typical breakfast attendance. Food service director Patty Buell reported findings...
What was once an area bustling with iron mining activity is now one of the Midwest’s best locations for diving and snorkeling. The Cuyuna Iron Mine Pits near the city of Crosby, made up of 27 separate bodies of water, attract underwater explorers from across the country to enjoy crystal clear views of Minnesota’s past and aquatic wildlife.
Students at Pequot Lakes raised nearly $24,000 for the American Cancer Society and participated in the Relay for Life on Wednesday, May 21, exceeding their $20,000 fundraising goal. Fifty-two student teams made up of more than 400 ninth- through 12th-graders took to the track for the school day. Younger students joined them for part of the day as well. Two more teams of teachers raised funds for the event.
The last day of the year for Crosslake Community School (CCS) students ended with a cherry on top — literally. As a reward for good behavior, students turned school director Todd Lyscio and physical education teacher Lisa Schumacher into human ice cream sundaes. Lyscio and Schumacher were covered in ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, sprinkles and even cherries as students cheered.
Those who attended the recent monthly forum, Chautauqua, at the Crosslake Community Center learned that a solid base of property taxpayers helps attract business growth, and business growth in turn attracts employees who will pay property taxes. Sheila Haverkamp, executive director of the Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation (BLAEDC), explained the nuts and bolts of economic development and property taxes to 20 forum goers Wednesday, May 14. BLAEDC is a 501c3 nonprofit with a mission of expanding business opportunities and growing jobs in the lakes area.
Crosslake Community School (CCS) students might soon have the opportunity to continue their education in Crosslake all the way to graduation. School Director Todd Lyscio said CCS, which is currently K-8, continues to grow, and expanding the school to offer high school courses has been in the works for some time. “We have a desire to expand the school to an online format,” he said. “We’ve developed a model that’s not as common as a typical online (program).”