In Focus: Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Host 43rd Annual Show

Every year during the third weekend in August, the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers will pull out all their vintage tractors and old-time machinery for a one-of-a-kind show. “What we do here at the Pioneer Farmers is try to preserve the heritage of the logging and farming days...

Brainerd Artist Opens Pottery Exhibit Tomorrow With Grant Money

The Minnesota State Arts Board awards hundreds of grants in all varieties of art forms each year. Many of the grants go to artists and projects in the twin cities, but this year Nick DeVries of Brainerd was awarded a $9,200 Artist Initiative grant. With the grant money, DeVries...

Gubernatorial Candidates Debate For The First Time Since Primary

The first gubernatorial debate since the primary was held today at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa. Republican nominee Jeff Johnson squared off against Democratic nominee Tim Walz and discussing their vision for Minnesota. “I am a school teacher, a soldier, a football coach, a...

HUD Charges Minnesota Real-Estate Agent And Homeowners With Discrimination

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has charged the owners of a house in Beltrami County and their real-estate agent, with discrimination for refusing to rent the house to a family because of race, national origin and...

Date Change For Sanford Health Merger With Good Samaritan Society

The merger between Sanford Health and the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society that wasn’t supposed to officially take place until January 1, 2019 has now been rescheduled to happen on November 1, 2018. The process of bringing the two groups together as a combined...

Fire Danger High As Dry Conditions Contribute To Wildfires

Exceptionally dry conditions throughout the area have contributed to several small wildfires over the past week. It’s rare but not uncommon to have these conditions during the dog days of summer. The Bemidji Fire Department has the area’s status listed at high risk...

Crowds Celebrate Health & Life At Sanford Bemidji Healing Powwow

Sanford Bemidji teamed up with Red Lake Indian Health Services Hospital and Cass Lake Indian Health Services Hospital to host their annual Healing Powwow. A powwow is meant to be a celebration of life, and this one is no different. Today, dozens of people from many different...

First Gubernatorial Debate Since Primary To Be Held In Nisswa

The first governor’s debate since the primary is being held tomorrow at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa. Democratic nominee Tim Walz will face off against Republican nominee Jeff Johnson in their first one-on-one debate. The debate will be held in the Gull Lake Center and is being put...

Flyer Pride Packs Aim To Combat Weekend Hunger

In the United States, 15 million children face hunger. Three educators in Little Falls, Anita Larsen, Laura DeChaine, and Cindy Casillas, are working to change that by combating food insecurity in elementary students. The Flyer Pride Pack Program was implemented two years ago to...

Level 3 Predatory Offender Moves To Wadena

A level 3 predatory offender is moving back to the Wadena area, according to the Wadena County Sheriff’s Department. Chad Allan Mikiska, 33, moved into the community on August 15. Local law enforcement currently tracks and monitors the activities of approximately 66...

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