Hopelessly Devoted

Business owner. Bicycle enthusiast. Photographer. Father. Husband. And, just one year ago, Biff Ulm added ‘board member’ to the list. “I first became involved with Bridges of Hope after being contacted by a friend to serve on an advisory team for their retail store, Common Goods,” Biff noted. “I quickly discovered the true impact that shopping... Continue Reading →

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Beauty in the Storm

In the midst of a storm, the last thing many of us witness is beauty. However, one Brainerd area couple saw just that in the hours, days and weeks following the July 12th storm that hit the Lakes Area this past summer. Tom and Marlene Larson have called this area home for over 50 years. But... Continue Reading →

Passion in Bloom

Kate Kuepers’ first experience with Bridges of Hope came when she and her family sponsored a family in need for Thanksgiving. “I really wanted to help those in need in our community and involve my family, as well,” she said. Then, last year, Kuepers – owner of Bloom Designs, a wedding and event florist and event styling... Continue Reading →

Baptism by Fire

Starting a new job always comes with ‘first day jitters.’ However, Brainerd’s newest Fire Chief had a baptism by fire – no pun intended. Tim Holmes’ first day on the job was July 13, 2015 – the morning after a devastating windstorm blew through the Lakes Area – changing the landscape, and countless lives, forever.... Continue Reading →

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