Greenwood Fire in NE Minnesota Doubles in Size

The Greenwood Fire in the Superior National Forest has now doubled in size since Monday and is now at almost 20,000 acres. The lightning caused fire was first detected on...

IWCO Direct Closing Little Falls Site in January

More than 350 workers in Little Falls will be out of work after IWCO Direct, a direct mail and marketing services company, announced that it’s closing that site...

Brainerd’s Sawmill Inn Announces Closure Due to Lack of Staff

For more than 100 years, the Sawmill Inn, located in downtown Brainerd, has been open. But late Monday evening, the restaurant took to Facebook to announce they were...

Former Bemidji City Councilman Jim Thompson Dies at 88

Former Bemidji City Councilman Jim Thompson has died at the age of 88. Thompson served two stints on the City Council, the first from 2010 to 2014, and the second from...

Crow Wing County Road 115 Improvement Project Reaches Next Phase

After holding a public meeting at the Nisswa City Hall last week, the reconstruction project on Crow Wing County Road 115 is ready to move to the next step. The 5-mile...

Dr. Faith Hensrud Looks Back on Time as BSU, NTC President

Dr. Faith Hensrud has announced her plans to retire as president of Northwest Technical College and Bemidji State University. She is proud of her accomplishments so far...

Northwoods Adventure: Viking Festival Held at Crow Wing Co. Fairgrounds

Over the weekend, the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds hosted the Viking Festival, now in its second year, for the first time. Many turned out to see the annual event which...

Minnesota Supreme Court Delivers Blow to Line 3 Opponents

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by opponents of Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 oil pipeline, letting stand a key decision by...

University of Minnesota Mandates COVID-19 Vaccinations

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota will require all students to get vaccinated against COVID-19. President Joan Gabel and Jakub Tolar, dean of the university...

Virus Fears Lead Some Vendors to Skip Minnesota State Fair

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — Around 150 vendors will be missing when the Minnesota State Fair returns this week from a one-year layoff due to the pandemic. Many pulled...

3,838 New COVID-19 Related Cases, 8 Deaths Reported Tuesday in MN

The state reported eight new COVID-19 related deaths today along with 3,838 new coronavirus cases. Since there the state is not reporting on weekends anymore, these...

BSU Football Names 5 Captains for 2021 Season

Originally aired August 23, 2021 on Lakeland News