Central Lakes College Preparing for Eight Commencement Ceremonies

Central Lakes College is preparing to hold in-person graduation ceremonies starting on Tuesday. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, these ceremonies will be for graduates only....

Level 3 Offender Being Released Into Bemidji Area

A convicted Level 3 sex offender is being released into the Bemidji community. 56-year-old Chris Sours is scheduled to be released on May 17 and will live on the 600...

Fundraiser Started for Family Whose Child Died in Fire Near Remer

A fundraiser has been started for the family whose one-year-old boy died in a house fire near Remer, Minnesota. The fire was reported early Friday morning at a...

Hackensack Man Killed in Head-On Crash

A head-on collision near Hackensack has claimed the life of a Hackensack man. The State Patrol says 48-year-old Scott Voudren was driving a pickup southbound on Highway...

North Country Food Bank Provides Free Food For Bemidji Area Families

With more than 100 cars, and some representing multiple households, North Country Food Bank Inc., came prepared to provide about 600 families with free food. In addition,...

Lakes Area Music Festival Returning With New Music Director and Venue

After a summer season of virtual concerts, Lakes Area Music Festival has announced its return to in-person concerts. The festival will also be getting a new home. Nestled...

In Business: Stonegrove Saunas Brings the Sauna to You

Two Minnesota brothers started a new business that brings the comfort of a sauna right to your door. Kai Stenlund grew up with saunas. Those happy memories came to mind...

More Than 1,100 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Monday

The state reported 1,191 new COVID-19 cases today along with no deaths. The cases came from 15,620 tests for a case positivity rate of 7.6%. The seven-day rolling average...

Woman Trying to Get Dog Off Lap Involved in Two-Car Collision in Hubbard County

A driver who was trying to get one of her three dogs off her lap collided with another vehicle on Hubbard County Road 14 in Straight River Township yesterday. The woman...

Structure Fire in Wadena County Destroys Shed

A storage shed was destroyed in a fire in Wadena County last Friday. On Friday, May 7, at about 2:06 PM, the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a...

Two People Injured in ATV Crash Near Pequot Lakes

Two people were injured after their all-terrain vehicle rolled over in a driveway near Pequot Lakes. According to Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch, the report came in around...