Girl Scout Maps Out Sustainable Shopping Locations Across Northern Minnesota

One Minnesotan Girl Scout has used her Gold Award project to create a map on where to shop responsibly and locally in northern Minnesota. Sarah Kessler, a high school...

In Business: Petals & Beans Serves Both Fresh Flowers and Brewed Coffee

A local retailer in the Nisswa area has combined their love of floristry and coffee brewing to create an establishment that can serves both to customers all in one...

5Rocks Distilling Co. Opens After Months of Delay

5Rocks Distilling Co.is the only distillery in the Brainerd Lakes area, and after months of patiently waiting for COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted, owners have finally...

Hubbard County Business Assistance Program Offering COVID-19 Aid

The Heartland Lakes Development Commission in Park Rapids is providing COVID-19 relief to area businesses through their Hubbard County Business Assistance program....

Red Lake Trading Post Celebrates One Year in New Location

The Red Lake Trading Post is celebrating its one year anniversary in its current location. They also have some new additions compared to last year. The Red Lake Trading...

Bemidji Area Chamber Interviews Bemidji Mayoral Candidates Ahead of Primary

In preparation for the local August 11th primary election, the Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce has put together a “Meet the Candidates” series, which...

Wadena County Approves $500,000 in COVID-19 Business Relief

The Wadena County Board of Commissioners has approved $500,000 in federal CARES Act funding to area businesses in need. The COVID-19 Business Assistance Program is a...

Crow Wing Food Co-op Holding Crowdfunding Campaign To Support Expansion

The Crow Wing Food Co-op is holding an online crowdfunding campaign to bring support to their new location in downtown Brainerd. After securing the facility, the Crow...

Rotary Club of Central Lakes Providing Financial Support to Area Organizations

The Rotary Club of Central Lakes is supporting local organizations in need by providing financial support to healthcare facilities and food dependent programs. Since the...

In Business: Bemidji Restaurant “Table for 7” Supporting Local Farmers

Table for 7 is a new addition to the downtown Bemidji area. With many options and a menu that changes every week, the restaurant believes in supporting local farmers....

Multiple Brainerd Lakes Area Restaurants Shutdown Due to Coronavirus Precautions

Multiple restaurants and bars in the Brainerd Lakes area have closed their doors due to coronavirus related incidents involving either their staff or patrons. The Woods...

Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce Distributes Mask Kits to Area Businesses

With Governor Tim Walz recently ordering a statewide mask mandate, the state of Minnesota sent out a one-time shipment of disposable masks for businesses within each...