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Energy Efficient Animal Care Facility Coming Soon

With the flip of a switch, solar panels were activated at the Paws & Claws Rescue and Resort in Hackensack. The new facility will separate itself from others by being energy efficient starting with a 40 kilowatt solar system. “We have LED lighting throughout the both of...

AACT Festival Finds Its Way To Brainerd

The curtain has risen at Central Lakes College as Brainerd Community Theatre plays host to the Region V American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) Festival this weekend. Clayton Castle went to the college as the festival kicked off on Friday morning.

Scottish Monk Turned Nicaraguan Musician Spreads Songs of Hope

After breaking the vow of silence during his time as a monk, Paul Baker Hernandez has been using his voice to sing of hope. For a long time the only thing Paul Baker Hernandez said was the Gregorian chant. What pushed him over the edge was Bob Dylan. His sister snuck in his tape...

GOP Gets In Lockstep In Looming Budget Fight With Dayton

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — House and Senate Republicans are nearly ready to take on Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton in budget negotiations. GOP legislative leaders announced Friday they agreed to a rough framework for a nearly $45 billion, two-year budget. That doesn’t include more...

MnDOT Recognizes Workers Killed Or Injured On The Job

With road construction season right around the corner, every April 28 MnDOT recognizes those who have been killed or injured on the job. MnDOT commemorates the day with 10 seconds of silence to honor those MnDOT employees and contract workers who have been injured or killed while...

Bemidji Man To Serve Time In Prison For Embezzlement

After being charged in 2015 for embezzling over $200,000 from his former employer, Thomas Kaplan, 61, has been sentenced to three years and six months in prison. Kaplan originally had pleaded not guilty to the felony charge of theft by swindle in 2015; in March, however, Kaplan...

Bemidji Police Honor Captain James Marcotte For 25 Years Of Service

After a 25 year career in law enforcement, Captain James Marcotte of the Bemidji Police Department will retire today. Captain Marcotte started his career with the Tustin Police Department in California in 1991. While at the Tustin Police Department he worked as a patrol officer,...

STEM Business Helps Schools Branch Out

Schools looking to add new equipment to their science, technology, engineering and math (or STEM) programs often hit a financial wall. One Staples company is looking to expand into this business while providing new opportunities for students. The idea started with Mary Klamm,...

Music Holds Curative Powers At Essentia Health

They say music has a curative power to it. Walk into Essentia Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd and have all of your worries and anxieties lifted, thanks to volunteers who spend anywhere from one to three hours a day to lift spirits of those young and old. Take Jan...

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