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Rare Eastern Hemlock May Be Biggest One Yet

Photo Courtesy of Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch Giant Eastern Hemlock found in Brainerd may be the largest one yet. At the address 723 N. Fourth Street in Brainerd, you can find an Eastern Hemlock and Dr. Roland Kehr. Dr. Roland Kehr and his late wife Pat, moved to the address...

Early voting available to hunters away from home on Election Day

According to the Minnesota DNR Minnesota’s absentee voting law makes it easy for hunters who plan to be in the field on Election Day to make their vote count on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Minnesota’s firearms deer season opens Saturday, Nov. 5. Minnesotans can request an absentee ballot to...

Possible Northern Lights Display Tonight

Northern Lights may be in the forecast Thursday and Friday. On a scale of 0-9, the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, listed the Aurora activity at the high rating of 6. This means Minnesota is likely to see the Northern lights. The National Oceanic and ...

Bruce Buxton Named As 2016 Citizen Of The Year

East Gull Lake resident Bruce Buxton was named the 2016 Brainerd Citizen of the Year. Buxton received several nomination letters from people and organizations, including Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development, East Gull Lake City Administrator Stew Mills, Brainerd Lakes Chamber...

Sick Leave Awarded to Federal Contract Employees

Paid sick leave is now available for federal contractor employees as of Thursday.  According to U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, more than 1.1M workers will be affected by this rule. Employees can have up to 7 sick days of earned leave.  The ruling will help keep sick workers...

New Critical Habitat License Plates To Be Unveiled Friday

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the public Safety and Corrections will be unveiling a design for a new critical habitat license plate on Friday. The image for the wild turkey plate is from the 2016 wild turkey stamp. Motorist who choose the critical habitat...

Beltrami County resident wins big

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – According to a press release from the Minnesota Lottery, Alexis Lien of Bemidji won $20,000 playing the Minnesota Vikings game. Lien claimed the prize on Sept. 27, 2016. Holiday Station stores Inc., 414 Paul Bunyan Drive S.E. in Bemidji, sold the winning...

Crow Wing County Veteran service officer Receives Suspension.

Bob Nelson, Veteran service officer, met with Crow Wing County Board members on Tuesday, for failing to meet the Minnesota department of Veterans Affairs deadline.   Documentation was not provided for the use of a $15,000 grant. Paperwork was supposed to be sent back on time...

The Battle Heats Up For Control Of Minnesota Legislature

ST. PAUL, Minn. — According to the Associated Press millions of dollars in attack ads and mailers are flying as the battle for control of Minnesota’s Legislature heats up. New campaign finance reports released Wednesday provide a crucial look into some of the most contested...

Flags Ordered To Be Flown Half-Staff On Friday

In agreement with the proclamation issued Wednesday night by President Barack Obama, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota as a mark of respect for Shimon...

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