Jonathan Harvey
Jonathan Harvey



  • Dr. John Harvey, a fellowship-trained sports medicine physician and University of Minnesota alumnus, has joined Heartland Orthopedic Specialists, 111 17th Ave. E., Suite 101, Alexandria, as its first nonsurgical sports medicine specialist. He offers comprehensive care for general orthopedic and sports-related injuries. He has expertise in acute fracture care and the latest evidence-based nonsurgical treatment strategies, including platelet-rich plasma and ultrasound-guided injections. He will also be providing sports medicine coverage for the University of Minnesota Morris as well as several local area high schools. Harvey holds two undergraduate degrees from the University of Minnesota in Duluth, a medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis.



Brad Lambrecht
Brad Lambrecht
Sandy Susag
Sandy Susag

  • At its recent board meeting, the Central Lakes Symphony announced two promotions. Brad Lambrecht, conductor of the symphony, was named musical director. Lambrecht, a co-founder of the CLSO, was recently awarded his masters degree in music education and conducting specialization from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • In another position change, Sandy Susag was named executive director. Susag previously was on the board of directors of the CLSO for six years and most recently was administrative assistant. The Central Lakes Symphony will kick off its 11th season with its annual Belle Notte Gala, which is open to the public, on Sept. 20 at the Broadway Ballroom.



Brad Burklund
Brad Burklund

  • The Runestone Electric Association Board of Directors recently appointed Brad Burklund of Starbuck to the REA board to fill a vacancy created when District 7 Director Steve Pederson died in May. Burklund will serve on the board until REA’s next annual meeting in the spring of 2020, at which time the District 7 seat will be up for election. REA’s District 7 includes several townships in Pope, Grant and Stevens County.



Staff Sergeant Jeremy Jasmer (middle) presents Derek Bolland (left) and Ron Moore (right) with Patriot Awards. (Contributed)
Staff Sergeant Jeremy Jasmer (middle) presents Derek Bolland (left) and Ron Moore (right) with Patriot Awards. (Contributed)

  • On Aug. 28, Staff Sgt. Jeremy Jasmer, a Minnesota Army National Guard service member and mechanical designer at Douglas Machine of Alexandria, presented Ron Moore and Derek Bolland with Patriot Awards. Moore is director of corrugate, paperboard and top load products at Douglas Machine, and Bolland is engineering manager. Jasmer has an often‐changing schedule with the National Guard and has attended multiple one-month training exercises during his four-year employment at Douglas. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense program that develops and promotes supportive work environments for service members in the National Guard and Reserve. Service members are able to nominate supervisors for a Patriot Award, recognizing their support in contributing to employee participation in the National Guard and Reserve.