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Northwoods Adventure: Garfield Lake Ice Racing

It’s January, and what sounds like the rumbling of thunder is actually the rumbling of engines. Each Sunday on Garfield Lake in Laporte, around 30 cars race for top honors and points. The Garfield Lake Ice Racers Association has put on these race day events for years. For...

Minnesota Citizens Convene To Start Deciding Lawmaker Pay

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sixteen Minnesota citizens are taking up the question of how much the state’s lawmakers should be paid. The group that held its first meeting Wednesday was created as a result of voters in November deciding that a council, rather than lawmakers,...

Lakland Currents 1006 – Logging and Timber Industry in Northern Minnesota

On this episode of Lakeland Currents, host Bethany Wesley welcomes to the program Wayne Brandt, Executive Vice President of Minnesota Forest Industries and the Minnesota Timber Producers Association.  Together, they will be discussing the logging and timber industry and its...

Crow Wing County Sheriff Identifies Woman Who Died In Home Fire

Updated: December 20th at 2:32 PM A fatality has been reported after a home burst into flames near Brainerd on Monday night. The Sheriff’s Department has identified Suzette Rhea Scheeler, 60 of Brainerd, as the person who died in the fire. Preliminary autopsy results...

Man Charged With Allegedly Killing His 5- Week- Old Daughter

An Aitkin County man has been charged with allegedly killing his 5-week-old daughter by throwing her 12 feet in the air across the kitchen floor back in November. 33-year-old John Douglas Peterson of Palisade, Minnesota, was charged on Wednesday with one count of second-degree...

Grand Rapids Man Charged with Controlled Substance Crime Appeared Before Itasca County District Court

According to a press release from the Office of the Itasca County Attorney John J.  Muhar reports on Monday, December 12, 2016, Steven Donald Storrs, age 60, of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, appeared in Itasca County District Court for a sentencing hearing. Storrs previously pled...

Life Time Fitness Owes Nearly $1M In Back Wages

Life Time Fitness, a Minnesota-based company has agreed to pay nearly one million dollars to employees nationwide. Life Time Fitness Inc., a subsidiary of the Healthy Way of Life Company, violated federal minimum wage requirements in 26 states. The company will have to pay...

Governor’s Tree Set To Be Cut Down

Governor Mark Dayton’s residence will soon be decorated with a large balsam fir on the front grounds, according to a release from the Minnesota DNR. The tree in question will be cut down from the Nemadji State Forest by the DNR Forestry and Conservation Corps of Minnesota...

Murphy Runs For Governor

Representative Erin Murphy of Wisconsin, 56, a Democratic candidate, has placed her bid in the 2018 race to be the Minnesota governor. Murphy’s campaign was launched Thursday after having discussed the possibility for more than a year. Murphy told the Star Tribune that,...

Common Ground 804 – Shaynowishkung

Follow key people involved in Bemidji’s Shaynowishkung Statue committee as they collaborated with living relatives of the great leader and peacemaker Shaynowishkung, “He Who Rattles”. Hear from those who worked to create an aesthetically high quality, culturally sensitive, and...

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