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Brian Ophus, a local veteran, has been selected as one of the 2014 Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans Honorees from the Minnesota Jaycees and a 2014 Veterans’ Voices Award winner from the Minnesota Humanities Center.

‘Just doing my job:’ Local veteran earns recognition for guide service that helps veterans

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BEMIDJI — Brian Ophus, a local veteran, has recently been selected for two awards for his achievements helping veterans through his Wounded Warrior Guide Service, a nonprofit he started to take veterans into the outdoors for recreational therapy.


“We go hunting, fishing, backpacking, camping, pretty much anything outdoors,” he said.

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