Pine River-Backus Food Shelf Battling Through Winter Hardships

The Pine River-Backus Area Food Shelf has supported its community for over forty years, however it always seems to run into hurdles come Winter time. With inclement...

Update: 3 Children Receive Minor Injuries in School Bus-Van Collision in Pillager

Update 2-12-24: Pillager School Superintendent Mike Malmberg tells Lakeland News the bus was from Fornshell Transportation, with whom they contract their busing. Both the...

How Nick Broyles Became Brainerd’s Next City Administrator

The City of Brainerd has a new City Administrator. The City Council approved a contract to appoint Nick Broyles for the job on Monday. Reporter Sammy Holladay sat down...

Minnesota Might Be on the Verge of a Normal Legislative Session After a Momentous 2023

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota might be on the verge of a normal legislative session. The House and Senate convene Monday with a...

Bemidji Area Schools Trying to Recruit Bus Drivers to Alleviate Shortage

The Bemidji School District has been trying to recruit bus drivers since the school year started. The lack of available drivers has even caused Transportation Coordinator...

Bid for South Brainerd Road Project Comes in 17% Under Estimate

The City of Brainerd has accepted a bid for a reconstruction project for several residential roads in South Brainerd. The project in total is about 18 blocks of road....

Upcoming Event to Discuss Emerald Ash Borer Infestation in Cass County

University of Minnesota Extension educators and DNR forest health professionals are hosting an informative event regarding the recent emerald ash borer infestation in...