Walz Orders Schools to Stay Closed Through Remainder of Academic Year

Gov. Tim Walz has extended distance learning until the end of the school year and announced a plan for nearly 100,000 specific workers to safely return to their jobs....

Rural Minnesota Faces Unique Challenges in COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic poses a unique set of challenges for rural Minnesota. One of the larger issues is the lack of broadband connection and access to the internet. Many...

Gifts of Hope Offers Donations to Business Affected by COVID-19

Greater Bemidji has organized a fund to help local businesses affected by COVID-19. The Gifts of Hope fund supports local restaurants and small businesses by buying gift...

Brainerd Area Sees Drop in Crime Numbers During Stay-at-Home Order

The stay-at-home order appears to be dropping crime numbers in the Brainerd area. Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston says he took a dive into the crime numbers for...

Crow Wing County Releasing Weekly Advice For Those Struggling With Anxiety

Crow Wing County health officials have been releasing weekly advice for those in the community struggling with anxiety. Officials have been sending out these guides and...

Minnesota Deaths From COVID-19 Reach 200

Minnesota’s death toll from COVID-19 hit 200 on Thursday, the state Health Department reported. 21 new deaths were reported, the highest one-day death toll from the...

TEAM Foundation Donates N95 Masks To Sanford Health

TEAM Foundation recently made a donation of 2,000 N95 masks to the Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota. TEAM Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed...

Minnesota Department of Health Provides HIV Outbreak Update

The Minnesota Department of Health’s HIV outbreak response remains a priority at this time, focusing on three areas including cases, testing, and community engagement. As...

Bemidji Officials and Business Owners Discuss Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order

Bemidji officials and area business owners held a meeting to answer questions and clarify information following the Governor’s Executive Order 20-33. The City of...

Minnesota State High School League Cancels Spring Sports For The 2019-2020 School Year

The Minnesota State High School League, under the direction of the League’s Board of Directors, has cancelled all spring season activities and athletics for the...

Crow Wing County Asks Diabetic Residents to Take Extra Precautions Amid COVID Crisis

Crow Wing County officials have sent out a public service announcement to remind diabetic residents to take extra care protecting themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic....

Common Ground: The diverse cultures of Rescue Dogs and their jobs in Northern Minnesota

April 30 at 7pm — Tune in or stream with the PBS app and online at video.lptv.org. Producer/Director Scott C. Knudson examines the cultural significance of rescue dogs...