Aitkin Fish House Parade to Return for 30th Year

Since 1991, the Aitkin Fish House Parade has been a staple event for the city. Last year, it was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns, but this year it’s back....

Thanksgiving Meals Being Offered in Brainerd Lakes Area

Almost 2000 Thanksgiving day meals will be given out to the Brainerd Lakes Area community over the next couple of days. CommUnity Foods around the Pine River-Backus area...

Target to Keep Stores Closed on Thanksgiving for Good

NEW YORK (AP) — Target will no longer open its stores on Thanksgiving Day, making permanent a shift to the unofficial start of the holiday season that was suspended...

In Business: Nisswa Brewery Thrives on Atmosphere, Location, and Beer

A law known as the “Surly bill”, which made it legal for breweries to operate taprooms in Minnesota, passed in 2011. Since then, it’s no surprise Minnesota...

Mount Ski Gull in Nisswa Preparing to Open for the Season

As the first official day of winter draws closer and closer, so does opening day at the popular Mount Ski Gull in Nisswa. While it’s been since March since...

Local Nonprofits Benefit as Minnesota Gives to the Max

Thousands of nonprofits and schools benefited on Thursday from GiveMN’s “Give To The Max” initiative, including TheShop, a youth center in Brainerd....

Northwoods Adventure: Lake of the Woods Prepares for Winter Activities

With colder weather on the horizon, there are many activities like hunting and fishing that can be enjoyed at Lake of the Woods. Now, it’s an in-between time where...

In Business: A Closer Look at KC’s Best Wild Rice of Bemidji

Red Lake, Inc. has recently acquired KC’s Best Wild Rice of Bemidji as its first business operation off the Red Lake Reservation. Since starting up in 1994, KC’s Best...

OSHA’s Vaccine Mandate Worries Brainerd Businesses

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced big vaccine mandates for the whole country last week. Effective January 4, 2022, all employees working...

In Focus: Common Goods in Crosslake Kicks Off Christmas Boutique

Snow is in the air, and with it comes the whispers of the holiday season. While some people wait until after Thanksgiving to truly dive into the spirit, others celebrate...

Wells Technology of Bemidji to Expand Wells Academy at New Redby Facility

On Wednesday, Wells Technology of Bemidji had their ribbon cutting ceremony for their new Oshkiimaajitahdah facility in Redby to expand the Wells Academy CNC machinist...

Northwoods Adventure: Brainerd Jaycees Announces New Virtual Fishing Tournament

On top of the return of the in-person Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza, the Jaycees have announced a new, separate virtual fishing tournament. “We started...