Destination Downtown Contest Winner Knotty Pine Bakery Opens For Business

Almost a year ago, the winner of the Destination Downtown 2.0 Contest was announced at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber’s annual dinner. This last week, the winning idea,...

In Business: Support Within Reach Provides Help For Sexual Violence Victims

Support Within Reach is a sexual violence resource center that covers six counties in northern Minnesota and is the largest and second oldest center in the state....

Two New Restaurant Chains To Open Locations In Baxter

Two popular food chains are preparing to open new locations in Baxter in a new development called the Baxter Retail North Building. The new building is located off of...

Fall Fun Food Festival At Bemidji’s McKenzie Place Ending This Weekend

This is the last weekend to stop by the 20th annual Fall Fun Food Festival at McKenzie Place in Bemidji to buy some of your favorite must-have foods. The festival...

Bemidji High School Holds First Annual Career Fair

Students at Bemidji High School started the school day exploring potential career options today. Over 1,000 students attended the school’s first annual career fair. The...

In Focus: MMBA Holds 2nd Annual Lumber And Lace Fashion Show

A unique fashion show was held last night in Brainerd where participants designed pieces with materials not typically found in fashion. Electrical wire, caution tape, and...

Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center And Clinics Honor Employees

Each year, Essentia Health-St. Joseph Medical Center and Clinics turn to employees to nominate their colleagues who best exemplify the Essentia Health core values of...

Special Guest Jeanne Crain To Speak On Banking at Rosenmeier Forum

Jeanne Crain, president and chief executive officer of Bremer Financial Corporation, will be speaking on “The Changing Landscape of Banking” at the Rosenmeier Center for...

Bemidji Gander Outdoors To Close

After a little more than a year in business, Gander Outdoors is closing its store in Bemidji. The store previously was known as Gander Mountain but closed and then...

Bemidji United Way Explores Economic Classes With “Bridges Out of Poverty”

“Bridges Out of Poverty” is a workshop that offers a new way to view the issues of poverty through the triple lens approach, which is taught through the...

LaValley Industries Sponsoring, Kicking Off This Year’s IDEA Competition

LaValley Industries and Northwest Minnesota Foundation have agreed to provide a $100,000 sponsorship of the IDEA Competition over the next three years. This sponsorship...

In Business: Hudson the Magician

Since he was in high school, Steve Cotariu had always had an interest in magic. “One of my friends was doing magic at a party and I thought, ‘wow, that is...