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Brainerd Kennel Club distributes grant dollars to Baxter and Nisswa police departments

Donation named after former kennel club member

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From left, Holly Holm and Colleen Adrian, Brainerd Kennel Club board members, present a donation check to Nisswa Police Officer Conner Collette with Shuri, Nisswa's K9 officer, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022.
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BRAINERD — Brainerd Kennel Club board members and the Petrikat Grant Committee announced that Officer Taylor Halverson and K9 Officer Timber, of the Baxter Police Department; and Officer Conner Collette and K9 Officer Shuri, of the Nisswa Police Department, each received Petrikat grant dollars.

Both police departments plan to use their grant dollars for training aids for the K9 officers.

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Pete Petrikat was a long-standing member of the Brainerd Kennel Club for many years. He trained and showed his Labrador and later his Belgian Tervurens.

In February 2000, Petrikat and his dog, Trigger, died in a car accident. Petrikat named the Brainerd Kennel Club as a beneficiary in his will.

The Brainerd Kennel Club invested some of that money to create the Petrikat Fund that provides annual grants help dogs and canine organizations.

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