MN Budget Outlook Swings from $1.3 Billion Deficit to $1.6 Billion Surplus

Minnesota’s budget outlook has swung from a $1.3 billion deficit to a $1.6 billion dollar surplus. The improvement could ease the big debates for the rest of the...

Man Who Refused to Surrender to Duluth Police During Standoff Dead After Shots Fired

A man who refused to surrender to Duluth police during a roughly 20-hour standoff is dead after shots were fired. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension called the...

Itasca County Gives Update on Vaccination Progress

Another 250 COVID-19 vaccines will be given to people older than than the age of 65 in Itasca County. The county recently reported that almost 50% of that demographic has...

Northwest Indian Community Development Center to Offer COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Northwest Indian Community Development Center in Bemidji will soon be able to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to residents 65 and older once vaccinations become...

Minnesota Police Advisory Working Group Discusses Progress

In 2019, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington, along with 14 other individuals, have been working together on a...

MPCA Seeking $2.9 Million to Help MN Prepare for Extreme Weather

The nearly $3 million proposal would help counties and cities prepare for extreme weather. According to Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner Laura Bishop,...

Health Officials Say COVID-19 Could Lead to Increased Risk of Heart Attacks

February is American Heart Month. Risk factors for heart disease include high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Heart disease is one of the leading causes...

DNR Reminding Public of Fish House Removal Deadlines

It’s almost that time of the year to start taking fish houses off area lakes. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants to remind everyone of the upcoming...

In Focus: Lakes Area Music Festival Continues Winter Concert Series

This Saturday, February 27, the Lakes Area Music Festival will continue its virtual winter concert series. The event will feature a variety of genres performed by two New...

Lakeland Currents – Regional Summer Camps in 2021

Join Lakeland Currents host Jason Edens to explore how summer camps in our region plan to open and operate during the upcoming 2021 season. Our guests are Terry Bredemus...

Neilson Foundation Offering Internship Funding in Bemidji

The George W. Neilson Foundation is offering partial funding for Bemidji employers to hire interns during the summer of 2021. The funding will be for up to 15...

Lakeland Currents: Concordia Language Villages Welcome a New Director

March 5 at 8 pm — Tune in or stream with the PBS app and online at video.lptv.org. Join Lakeland Currents host Jason Edens for a conversation with Mary Maus Kosir, new...