A Brainerd High School physical education teacher was awarded a Minnesota Award of Excellence today at Madden's on Gull Lake.
Coleen Carder, Brainerd, was one of 11 recipients of the award. The Minnesota Council on Physical Activity and Sports honored individuals, programs and community groups that helped improve the health of Minnesotans through physical activity.
Carder has organized training for physical education teachers on the use of new technology to assess student fitness levels. She has used the equipment successfully in her school and has shown others in Brainerd and surrounding area schools how to use the equipment.
Carder is the president of the Minnesota Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Planning commission to meet Thursday
The Brainerd Planning Commission will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at city hall.
Aitkin County man to
serve on EMS board
Roger Boatman, Jacobson, was appointed this week to the state's Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board. The announcement was made Monday by Gov. Jesse Ventura.
Boatman serves on the Aitkin County Board of Adjustment, the Aitkin County Parks Commission, the Mississippi Headwaters Advisory Committee and was a member of the Minnesota Board of Aging for eight years. He replaces Richard Stafford as a public member.
Boatman's four-year term expires Jan. 2, 2006.
The 19-member EMS regulatory board makes recommendations on improving access, delivery and effectiveness of the state's EMS delivery systems and establishes procedures for investigating complaints against EMS providers.
The search will continue today for 28-year-old Shawn Hess, who has been missing since February.
A jacket matching the description of the one owned by Hess was found east of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad shops Monday. Brainerd Police Chief John Bolduc said an aerial search will continue today. Search dogs may be used this weekend.
NightCAP program on
for fishing opener
BAXTER -- The State Patrol announced it will be operating a NightCAP project for the fishing opener.
Troopers from the Brainerd District will work with officers from Aitkin, Crow Wing and Mille Lacs counties to target impaired drivers in the area surrounding Mille Lacs Lake.
NightCAP, the Nighttime Concentrated Alcohol Patrol, is part of the Safe and Sober campaign.
The fishing opener has a history of attracting a large number of people to the area, said State Patrol Lt. Dave ZumBerge. Last year officers stopped 259 vehicles and arrested at least five people for driving under the influence of alcohol.
May 13-18 named
Brainerd Mayor James Wallin proclaimed May 13-18 as Brainerd Family YMCA Week, and urged residents to participate in the programs and activities of the YMCA.
Brainerd teacher recognized
A Brainerd High School teacher was recognized by the National Youth Leadership Forum for her efforts in commemoration of National Teacher Appreciation Week.
Marilyn Lashomb was recognized for encouraging students to pursue their career interests. She has nominated students to explore NYLF programs in law, medicine and defense, intelligence and diplomacy.
Lashomb teaches in the English department. Her courses include Minnesota literature, multicultural literature and multimedia courses.
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