Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival Sees Return of Large Crowds and Competitive Spirit

49 teams, 26 races, 1 winner: the 16th annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival has started, and so have the community events. While the main event begins with the races,...

Primary Election for Beltrami County Sheriff to Be Held Tuesday

Next Tuesday, August 9th is the day for the state’s primary election, and there are several primary elections of note in the Lakeland viewing area, including one...

Toys For Kids Getting the Word Out at Crow Wing County Fair

To help out kids in the southern Brainerd Lakes Region, the Marine Corps League Heartland Detachment started Toys for Kids. The local organization is at the Crow Wing...

Aitkin Alumni Come to Town for All Class Reunion

by Justin Othoudt Reunions are an ideal chance for classmates to reconnect over a short period of time. But for the city of Aitkin, one class wasn’t enough, as a...

In Focus: Watermark Art Center Showcasing Exhibit From Both Ends of the Mississippi River

“Aabijijiwan – It Flows Continuously,” an exhibit currently on display at the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji, is the culmination of two-and-a-half...

Minnesota Jury: Woman Wasn’t Entitled to Morning-After Pill

AITKIN, Minn. (AP) — A jury on Friday ruled that a central Minnesota pharmacist did not violate a woman’s rights when he refused to provide her emergency...

Sen. Gazelka Honored By Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities

A long-time Brainerd Lakes Area legislator was recently honored by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities for his tenure at the Capitol. The coalition recognized Sen....

Prosecutor Wants to Intervene in Doe v. MN Case on Abortion Restrictions

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota prosecutor wants the state Court of Appeals to reconsider a judge’s ruling that many state abortion restrictions are unconstitutional....

Two Severely Injured in Rainy Lake Boating Accident, Alcohol Possibly Involved

Two International Falls residents were severely injured in a boating accident at approximately 9:19 PM on August 4th. According to the press release, Koochiching County...

Bemidji Dragon Boat Teams Get Practice Sessions in Before the Main Event

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