US Economy Shrinks for a 2nd Quarter, Raising Recession Fear

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy shrank from April through June for a second straight quarter, contracting at a 0.9% annual pace and raising fears that the nation may...

Crow Wing County to Test Electronic Voting Machines Before Primary Election

With primary elections only a couple weeks away, the ongoing debate of election fraud within Crow Wing County is at its peak right now. The last County Board meeting saw...

Bemidji Firefighters Recognized in First-Ever Badge Pinning Ceremony

Recognition can come in many forms. For Bemidji firefighters, family and friends gathered to show their support for the hometown heroes in the first-ever badge pinning...

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Named a Top Hospital for Hip Replacements and Fractures

U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of the best hospitals in the nation. Among that elite list was Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, which...

Ex-MPD Officers Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Violating George Floyd’s Rights

The United States Justice Department announced that Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng will serve time in prison for violating George Floyd’s rights in May of 2020....

North Dakota Abortion Clinic Prepares for Likely Final Day

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s only abortion clinic is preparing for what could be its final day of performing procedures, with a trigger ban due to take effect...

Itasca County Making Investment with New Justice Center

Itasca County has made a new investment to make justice safer and more efficient for their community through the renovation and expansion of their new Justice Center. The...

Beltrami County Looks to Combat Child Care Crisis with New Loan Program

A problem dating from before the pandemic for Beltrami County has now been exacerbated by the aftermath of COVID-19: the child care crisis. Working with Greater Bemidji...

One Year Since Red Lake Officer Lost His Life in the Line of Duty

Wednesday, July 27th marks one year since Red Lake police officer Ryan Bialke tragically lost his life in the line of duty. The Red Lake Police Department is asking those...

Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Members Vote to Remove Blood Quantum Requirement

The majority of Minnesota Chippewa Tribe members who voted would like to see the MCT drop the blood quantum requirement in place. Currently, individuals must have 25%...

Hubbard County Acquires Over 720 Acres of Land for Conservation

The Trust for Public Land, Hubbard County, The Conservation Fund, and the Mississippi Headwaters Board recently announced that over 720 acres of forest land has been...

Brainerd Schools Welcome New Principals and Assistant Principals

The Brainerd School District has had a lot of change this summer. Heidi Hahn has been welcomed as the their new superintendent, but that wasn’t the only big staffing...