NAPS Program Distributes Food To Low-Income Seniors in Brainerd

Local seniors are driving away with a box full of free food. “And then, they put the box in the trunk for us which is really good and handy,” said participant Elizabeth...

Nation’s First Somali-American Lawmaker Eyes Seat in Congress

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The nation’s first Somali-American lawmaker has launched a bid for Congress. Ilhan Omar is a 35-year-old state representative in Minnesota....

Local Financial Agency Warns of Medicare Scams in Brainerd Lakes

There will be big changes coming for Minnesotans on Medicare for 2019. According to the Minnesota Board on Aging, nearly half of Minnesotans on Medicare will be affected....

Candidates Work to Beat Filing Deadline

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The filing window for Minnesota’s political offices is quickly drawing to a close. The deadline to file for state and federal offices was set...

Community Spotlight: Operation Sandwich Provides Summer Lunches to Children

Volunteers of all ages are taking over the kitchen to prepare food as Operation Sandwich kicks off for the summer. “It’s marvelous to see the littlest of people all the...

North Long Lake Association To Hold Boat Safety Training Class

The North Long Lake Association is teaming up with the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office to hold a free boat safety training class to local youth. Anyone ages 12-17...

Crow Wing County AIS Decontamination Stations Open For Season

There are four decontamination stations located throughout the Brainerd Lakes area that are fully staffed Friday through Sunday with on-call hours Monday through...

Romaine Lettuce Outbreak Has Left Five Dead, Nearly 200 Sickened

NEW YORK (AP) — Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five. Health officials have tied...

DNR Seeks Public Comment on Expanded Use of Crosslake Game Refuge

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking that anyone who is interested in the Crosslake Game Refuge can comment on a proposal to expand its current uses to...

Essentia Health Shows Off Latest Surgical Robot Technology

A new set of hands and eyes for surgeons comes in the form of the daVinci Xi robot. “It looks daunting, but it actually facilitates dissection and precise movements...

Nisswa Women’s Club Raises Funds By Walking Down the Runway

Minnesota is in full bloom as models go down the runway in the latest spring styles. “We can get rid of our winter paraphernalia and bring out the summer clothes,” said...

Crow Wing County Reports Multiple Motorcycle-Related Injuries, One Death Over Holiday Weekend

Crow Wing County reports three motorcycle-related injury crashes and one death over the Memorial Day weekend. The first crash happened on May 26 around 11 a.m. on County...

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