Northwoods Adventure: 15th Annual Backwoods Bash

The Backwoods Bash in Blackduck is a family-friendly event with lots of activities and games put on for the whole community to join in on the fun. It always takes place on the third week of August and is a time for the community to get together. “I started at the very beginning....

Biotanica CBD Store Now Open In Brainerd

This past Saturday, Biotanica, a new CBD store, had its grand opening and is now open for business in Brainerd. The hope is that the CBD store will provide health benefits for locals. “Saturday we had a great grand opening, we had lots of people asking lots of questions,...

Leech Lake Canoeists Rescued After Not Returning From Trip

According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, on August 19th, 2019 at 2:52 PM, they received reports of two overdue canoeists on Leech Lake near a resort in the area of Pine Point. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that deputies responded and learned that an adult...

Royalton Woman Seriously Injured After One-Vehicle Accident

A one-vehicle accident in Morrison County sent a Royalton woman to the hospital on Monday, August 19. According to a release from the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred at approximately 7:03 p.m. on Iris Road, west of 190th Avenue, approximately six miles...

In Business: Pig Races At The Bears Den

The Bears Den has been around for 27 years. Gary Dauer bought the business from a family relative in 1992. At that time, The Bears Den was just a tiny bar with a different name. But Dauer had other plans. “We opened a kitchen, got all the equipment and my wife did the cooking and...

Enbridge Office In Bemidji Closes After Protestors Chain Themselves to Gate

Six protestors calling themselves water protectors chained themselves to the gate at an Enbridge office in Bemidji in protest of the proposed Line 3 tar sands pipeline project. According to a release from Ayse Gursoz, a Communications Manager for Climate and Energy Rainforest...

In Focus: Local Bemidji Artist Creates Life-Sized Dolls

Tom Halverson was one of 20 winners who received an honorable mention in an international illustration contest. The theme of the contest was “Dream Job,” and participants had to use an art program called Clip Studio Paint to illustrate and submit their work. Halverson...

Sportland Corners Building, American National Bank Opens In Nisswa

A busy corner in Nisswa is occupied again after being vacant for 10 years. The corner of Highway 371 and County Road 13, known as Sportland Corners, is now home to a bank and will be the home of a future coffee shop. “For the last couple of months now we’ve had a new bank coming...

Community Helps Helicopter Crash Survivor With Benefit

On June 28th, Josh Duda’s life was changed forever as the North Memorial helicopter he was flying in that night crashed and took the lives of two members on board. Duda survived, but with serious injuries. After a month and a half of recovering, Duda is now out of the hospital...