The Brainerd Daily Dispatch has hired two staff writers, Jennifer Stockinger and Matt Erickson.
Stockinger's beats will include covering the Crow Wing County Board and the Brainerd School Board. She will also report on general news stories and features.
She previously worked for the West Sherburne Tribune, in Big Lake and for The Daily Journal in International Falls.
She is a 1994 graduate of Brainerd Community College and a 1997 graduate of Moorhead State University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism.
Erickson will be covering the Brainerd City Council as well as police and court matters for the newspaper.
He is a 1999 graduate from the University of North Dakota with a major in communications. He has also served as an intern reporter for the Grand Forks Herald and as a reporter for The Dakota Student, UND's student newspaper.
KLB & Co. names new partners
Jason A. Anakkala and Laura J. Richter have become partners in the accounting firm of Kummet, Larson, Bluth & Co., Brainerd.
Anakkala is a graduate of St. John's University. He has worked in public accounting for the past five years, specializing in business and individual tax planning and preparation with an emphasis in start-up business consulting.
Richter is a graduate of St. Cloud State University. She has worked in public accounting for the past 10 years, specializing in business and individual tax planning and preparation with an emphasis in computer software consulting.
Course on seizure disorders offered
The Training Center at Brainerd Regional Human Services Center is offering a course on the treatment of persons with epilepsy. The class is scheduled from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the training center.
The class will feature an overview of the neurology and neuropathology of seizures and seizure disorders. A review and discussion of the psychopharmacological treatment of persons with seizure disorders will also be included.
Dr. Donald Starzinski, neurologist, and Dr. Gregory Murrey, neuropsychologist, employees of the Minnesota Neurorehabilitation Hospital, will conduct the training. The cost of the workshop is $30. For more information, and to register, call 828-2421 before Feb. 2.
InfoTel appoints project manager
InfoTel Communications, Brainerd, has named Naomi Tulenchik to the position of project manager.
Tulenchik will be in charge of various billing services, including streamlining and redesigning billing packages, acting as intercompany billing liaison, preparing documentation to create tracking systems and facilitating credit requests. Prior to coming to InfoTel, Tulenchik worked at USLink for four years.
InfoTel, with offices in Brainerd, Duluth and St. Cloud, serves consumers and businesses in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin with local, long distance and Internet telecommunications products and services.
Image 2000 hosts cyber hair styling
Image 2000, in the East Brainerd Mall, will host a cyber hairstyling clinic by the Minneapolis-based View a New You company from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Cyber styling, also called computer imaging, is a technique allowing individuals to see different hair color and styling options before actually changing their hair length, texture or color.
Platinum Auto Service opens
Bruce Tasche has opened Platinum Auto Service, near Prairie to Pine Motors south of Brainerd.
Tasche has 18 years in the auto care business with experience in everything from lube to computer diagnostics and major engine repair. He most recently worked at Northland Auto Service.
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