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Where was Paul Bunyan Born: Brainerd

On June 29 1776 there was a loud howling in the back woods of Brainerd. To the surprise of the villagers was the biggest baby they’d ever seen and his name was Paul Bunyan. They raised him and after a career of lumberjacking Paul came back to retire in his hometown. The...
Posted On Aug. 5 2015
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Northwoods Adventure: Garrison Play Days

On any given weekend, Mille Lacs Lake is the biggest draw for locals and tourists in Garrison. But this past weekend, everyone was flocking to the Garrison Play Days. Hosted by the local VFW, the event has been going strong for 20 years, right in the heart of the small town. This...

Mille Lacs Walleye Limit Meeting

With a new bag limit for walleye in Mille Lacs Lake, the DNR has noticed that citizens are concerned. To address these concerns, they held a public meeting for people to express their concerns, as well as learn about the review of the lake that led to a one walleye limit. The...

Community Spotlight – Whopper and a Beer

From the outside, you may think the Blue Goose Tavern in Garrison looks like any other bar. But step inside and you’ll see the bar is actually two separate commodities in one, featuring food from Burger King and Broadway Pizza. It’s self-proclaimed to be the only bar in the world...

Northwoods Adventure – Spear Fishing on Mille Lacs Lake

If you travel to Mille Lacs Lake and were born after 1982 then you will see something you have never seen before in your life… spear fishing on the lake. For the first time in over 30 years the lake is open for spear fishing of northern pike. And businesses as well as the...

Northwoods Adventure – Minnesota’s Weird Winter

It’s not uncommon to have cold, almost subzero temperatures in a Minnesota winter. But 10 days of rain, along with stretches of temperatures near 40 degrees is a little out of the ordinary. This on-and-off again winter has had its effect on area businesses as well. Mount Ski Gull...

DNR lifts night fishing ban on Mille Lacs Lake

Fishing under the stars, it’s a summer tradition that won’t hit Mille Lacs Lake until next week. Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resource says next week they’ll lift the night fishing ban on the lake. And the local businesses hope it lures the Cities fisherman back to Mille...
Posted On Jul. 16 2014
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Gold Apple: Forestview Middle School Gone Fishing

Throw away the books. Forestview Middle School’s 8th grades are gone fishing. For the last four years Forestview has teamed up with Garrison Sports to take the 8th graders fishing on Mille Lacs Lake for their annual 8th grade trip. 8th grade geography teacher Jon Stolski says, “A...
Posted On May. 22 2014
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