Art focus: Brainerd High School graphic design. Adviser nomination: "Murphy is on a path to a successful career in the arts. She is highly creative in how she looks at an assignment, which has proven to bring wonderfully rich concepts and technique to her final work." Memorable fine arts achievement: "Being named Fine Arts Student of the Week last year for pottery."
Capt. Scott Goddard of the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office outlasted his opponent Pat Pickar, a Crow Wing County sheriff's deputy, in Tuesday's Nov. 6 general election by more than 2,500 votes, or close to a 9 percent lead. There are 64 precincts in Crow Wing County. Goddard won 39 precincts. Pickar won 24 precincts. They tied in one precinct. Goddard received 16,477 total votes and Pickar received 13,818 votes, according to the unofficial results from the Minnesota Secretary of State.
Five people fought for two Baxter City Council seats and the winners are Connie Lyscio and Zach Tabatt, who garnered the most votes in Tuesday's, Nov. 6, general election. The other three candidates running were Mary Marana, Robert Nesheim and Lori Rubin. The unofficial vote totals were: • Lyscio received 1,819 votes, • Tabatt, 1,463 votes, • Rubin, 1,277 votes, • Marana, 1,160 votes, • Nesheim, 971 votes.
Scott Goddard will be the next Crow Wing County Sheriff. Goddard outlasted Pat Pickar in Tuesday's Nov. 6 general election by more than 2,500 votes, or close to 9 percent lead. Pickar and Goddard both campaigned hard—knocking on countless doors in the county—since they announced their candidacy for sheriff. This was the first time the two men have run for elected office. They made their announcements after current Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl announced his retirement. Dahl's last day in office will be Dec. 31.
Adviser nomination: "Jeremy has done outstanding work in the first half of semester one. He is very thorough in the work that he does and is efficient in how he completes it. Jeremy is creative with his video projects and is enjoyable to have in my class." Memorable fine arts achievement: "I completed a 12-shot video for TV Pro. I went overboard on it, it was two pages long." Artist most admired: Alex Ross, an American comic book writer/artist.
Crow Wing County officials want residents to be informed and prepared for any emergency that comes up. Whether it be a severe winter storm blowing in, a road closure, a burglar, or a missing person with dementia walking around a neighborhood—the county is utilizing technology to reach out to the community.
It is a mystery and a comedy at the same time. "A-Haunting We Will Go," written by Tim Kelly and produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Co., will be performed before an audience live on a Brainerd stage. The Brainerd High School Theater Department will present the modern mystery comedy over two weekends on the Little Theatre stage at BHS. Performances are 7 p.m. Nov. 8-10 and 16-17; and 2 p.m. Nov. 18. Tickets are $7 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors.
Erika Dalquist will not be forgotten. The 21-year-old Brainerd woman—known as "Sunny" for her cheery and bubbly personality—disappeared Oct. 30, 2002, and her remains were found 18 months later.
Wanted: Youths between the ages of 10-25 with a talent. Organizers of the Youth On Stage Open Mic event are looking for young people to share their talents—whether it be singing, poetry, storytelling, comedy, magic, dance, a band or small group—on stage on the fourth Monday of every month at the Eagles Club on Front Street in Brainerd. The Youth on Stage Open Mic event is an extension of Mark Munson's School of Rock, a rock 'n' roll summer camp for Brainerd area youths.