Author: Sam Parsons

Brainerd Mayor Updates on Police Chief, Street Improvements, and More from January 19 Council Meeting

(BRAINERD, MN) — The city of Brainerd held a regular council meeting on Tuesday, January 19. We spoke with Dave Badeaux to get the latest updates. Badeaux first provided an update with the ongoing search for a new police chief for the city of Brainerd and explained some of the challenges the council has faced…
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January 21, 2021 0

John Ryan Sworn in as New Mayor of Nisswa

(NISSWA, MN) — The city of Nisswa met for a regular council meeting on Tuesday, January 19, for the first time in 2021. We spoke with John Ryan, the city’s newly minted Mayor, to hear about how it went. Ryan, who served on the Nisswa City Council last term, was sworn in as the city’s…
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January 21, 2021 0

Baxter Mayor Updates on Road Improvements, New Business from January 19 Council Meeting

(BAXTER, MN) — To hear the latest from the council meeting for the city of Baxter this week, we spoke with Mayor Darrel Olson, who updated us on the most recent news for the city. Olson said the meeting was relatively routine, but provided some important planning and zoning updates. One was the approval of…
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January 21, 2021 0

Jenkins Mayor Recaps First Council Meeting of 2021

(JENKINS, MN) — The city of Jenkins held its first council meeting of 2021 on Monday, January 11. We spoke with Mayor Jon Lubke to hear how it went. Lubke said the meeting was short, but first talked about how the council welcomed in a new member, Kim Bachmann, as all officials were sworn in…
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January 15, 2021 0

New Pequot Lakes Mayor Sworn in at January 5 Council Meeting

(PEQUOT LAKES, MN) — In November, the city of Pequot Lakes elected Tyler Gardner to be its new mayor, and January 5th was his first official day on the job. We spoke with Gardner to get an introduction and talk about that meeting to get the latest. First, Gardner introduced himself as the new mayor…
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January 15, 2021 0

Central Lakes College Monthly Update – January 2021

(BRAINERD, MN) — Central Lakes College’s spring semester is now underway, and to get our monthly update with the school, we spoke with the school’s president, Dr. Hara Charlier. Dr. Charlier began by taking a look back on the fall semester for 2020; she admitted it was one of the most difficult semesters she’s been…
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January 14, 2021 0

Pillager Schools Update – 1/13/21

(PILLAGER, MN) — The Pillager School Board met for the first time in 2021 on Monday, January 11, so we spoke with superintendent Mike Malmberg to hear the latest updates with the school. Malmberg started off by talking about the reorganization meeting, which took place before the regular board meeting, and involved welcoming in some…
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January 13, 2021 0

Pierz City Council Holds First Meeting of 2021

(PIERZ, MN) — The Pierz City Council met for the first time in 2021 on Monday, January 11, so we spoke with Mayor Dave Fischer to get caught up to speed. As Fischer was re-elected in this past election cycle, the start of the new term meant it was time to be sworn in alongside…
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January 13, 2021 0

New Mayor, Council Member Sworn in at First Breezy Point Council Meeting of 2021

(BREEZY POINT, MN) — The city of Breezy Point’s council meeting on Monday, January 4, represented a couple of “firsts” for the city. It was the first meeting the city held in 2021, and it was the first one under its new leadership: Todd Roggenkamp, the city’s newly elected mayor, presided over the meeting to…
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January 13, 2021 0