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Lakeland Currents 907 – Regional Airport Authorities

In 2008, the Minnesota Legislature revised state statutes to allow an Airport Authority to have taxing authority. The idea was that such a move would provide airports with more stable funding year to year and also aid in opening opportunities for further improvements.  That...

Lakeland Currents 813 – Northland Outdoors

Lakeland Currents host Ray Gildow welcomes Brian Peterson, Bret Amundson, and Greg Kaiser of Northland Outdoors.  Based in Brainerd, the Northland Outdoors team will cover stories from right here in north central Minnesota, and across the Midwest, on TV, Radio, print, and web...

Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures Expands Its Resort Holdings With Acquisition of Big Sandy Lodge & Resort

MCGREGOR, MINN. — Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures (MLCV) recently announced it has purchased Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, in McGregor, Minn. The resort is located on Davis Bay, on the south shore of Big Sandy Lake. The sale includes the resort’s 18 lodge rooms, seven cabins,...
Posted On Apr. 6 2016

Lakeland Currents 806 – Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation

Lakeland Currents host Ray Gildow welcomes Sheila Haverkamp, Kevin Egan, and Paul Means from the Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation to discuss their work and new initiatives in our region. The Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation is the area...

Ultra Paws Receives Business Excellence Award

Ultra Paws received the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award Thursday night. Presented at the Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, The Business Excellence Award recognizes area businesses for their entrepreneurial ambition and accomplishments. In it’s fourth year...

LaunchPad Initiative Provides Resources for Local Entrepreneurs

In Bemidji’s Mayflower building downtown is the headquarters for the new business resource center called the LaunchPad. It’s designed to help people who are thinking about starting a business to do so the right way, and to support them along the way. Tuesday was the...

Turtle Racing Brings Tourists and Locals to Downtown Nisswa

It’s a tradition as Minnesotan as Paul Bunyan. Every Wednesday during the summer Nisswa turtles stretch their legs and help attract locals and tourists downtown in the heart of the shopping center. The turtles are placed in buckets in the center of the track before each heat....
Posted On Aug. 5 2015
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Minnesota Ups Minimum Wage to $9/Hour

Minnesota is tied with the fifth highest state minimum wage with California, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Minnesota’s minimum wage will increase again next year by $0.50/hour until it starts going up with inflation in 2018. Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic...
Posted On Aug. 4 2015
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Summer Camp Designing a Stronger Workforce

This may just look like kids having fun during the summer vacation. But it’s also a way Central Lakes College is preparing Brainerd Lakes Area kids for the possibility of a life in technical and engineering fields. With a growing demand for tech workers, CLC educators say it’s...
Posted On Jul. 30 2015
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BLA Businesses Bouncing Back After Violent Storm

Last month’s violent storm blazed a trail from the southwestern corner of Gull Lake up threw Nisswa, downing trees and closing businesses. Cragun’s Resort lost power for about a week and saw 24 of their cabins damaged. Despite the storm the Brainerd Lakes business community...
Posted On Jul. 28 2015
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