Bemidji Area Town Hall Meeting Identifies Local Child Care Issues

Earlier this year, Bemidji was chosen to be a part of the Rural Child Care Innovation Program, facilitated by First Children’s Finance. The program lasts 12 to 18 months and one of the first steps was initiated tonight. That was getting the community to come together to talk...

Bemidji Lions Club Celebrates 80 Years During Annual Spring Fling

The Lions Club is an international organization and there is one all over the world. Today Bemidji’s chapter celebrates a milestone with a new club pin. There have been around 20 different pins over the years. “Some of our newest lions designed it. So it’s really...

D.N.R. Issues Permit For Gilbert Lake Association To Remove Floating Bog

Well it’s not as big as the one on North Long Lake last year, but another bog is currently causing homeowners to worry on Gilbert Lake in Brainerd. Since the snow from this brutal winter has melted the water level on many area lakes has risen, and that can cause some land masses...

Golden Apple: Nisswa Elementary Students Plant Crabapple Tree For Arbor Day

Students at Nisswa Elementary School got to celebrate Arbor Day in a special way today. Members of the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association visited the school to plant a tree on the school grounds with first and second graders. The Mid-Minnesota Builders Association has an annual...

Burning Restricted As Fire Danger Rises To “Very High” In Bemidji

We’re finally seeing warmer weather in Minnesota, but the snow melt brings dryer conditions, which means an increased risk for wildfires. Today, the Bemidji Fire Department increased the wild fire risk danger to “Very High” for the area. The fire department...

11th Annual IDEA Competition Awards Local Entrepreneur

The IDEA Competition gives entrepreneurs a way to kick-start their business ideas. IDEA Competition Coordinator Philip Knutson said the process puts participants through rounds of judging, training and business coaching. “They submit business plans and financials and do...

Bemidji Symphony Orchestra Prepares For 80th Season Finale

The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra is preparing for the finale of the 80th season with a piece titled “Symphony: This Will Be Our Reply.” The concert is unique in the fact that BSO is one of only three other orchestras that are premiering the piece. BSO has teamed up with three area...

Good Food, Good Life, 365 – Chocolate Dream

Chocolate Dream 6 ounces dark chocolate Easter eggs or quality dark chocolate (70% to 80% cocoa), chopped 1 (13.5-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk 2 tablespoons chia seeds 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt Melt chopped chocolate in a small, heavy...

Brainerd Community Theatre Announces 50th Summer Season

The Brainerd Community Theatre is gearing up for their 50th summer season. They recently announced the three shows that will make up what director Patrick Spradlin calls “one of the more ambitious seasons we’ve yet produced.” The summer season will open on June 25th with Neil...

CLC Certified As Breastfeeding-Friendly By Minnesota Department Of Health

Central Lakes College was recently certified as a Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace by the Minnesota Department of Health for its contributions to the health of mothers and their babies. Central Lakes College recently added a designated mother’s room on their Brainerd campus for...

New Airplane Hangars Coming To Bemidji Regional Airport

The Bemidji Regional Airport Authority board approved a Hangar loan from the Minnesota Department of Aeronautics as well as a site grant and an economic investment from the Economic Development Assistance to add additional hangars to store aircraft. Karen Weller, the Executive...