Mayor Rita Albrecht Gives Annual Bemidji State Of The City Address

The city of Bemidji is doing well according to Mayor Rita Albrecht. The city is seeing tremendous growth, which can lead to good things. Albrecht says, “The growth of the city has been really substantial. City council and staff are working together to meet the challenges of our...

BSU Preps For The Professional World With Practice Interviews

Bemidji State University is always looking for ways to prepare students for the real world, which is why they have been hosting free practice interviews for students. Every year, BSU will bring in alumni and volunteers from the community to spend time mock interviewing students....

Sourcewell Hosts Regional “Lakes Bee” Spelling Bee

31 students from across the Region 5 area competed in the Lakes Bee today at Sourcewell in Staples. The winner of the regional spelling bee will move on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. A good memory, lots of studying and being able to be calm under...

Authorities Investigating Bullets Found In Two Cars At Fosston Essentia Health

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a round of gunshots that struck two vehicles in the parking lot of the Fosston Essentia Hospital. The incident happened at exactly 12:57 a.m. Sunday morning. A Polk County deputy patrolling the City Of Fosston heard what was...

Northwoods Adventure: Nisswa Celebrates 27th Annual Winter Jubilee

Snow sculptures, a parade, and a wood splitting competition were all taking place at Nisswa’s 27th annual Winter Jubilee over the weekend. “Get outside, that’s basically what it’s about,” Tina Foster, the head volunteer, said. “Get outside, enjoy winter – we’re stuck with...

Gov. Walz Announces 2-Year Budget Plan For Minnesota

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced his proposed $53 billion two-year budget on Tuesday. According to a release, the budget will focus on three main ideas: bringing down the cost of healthcare, improving education, and ensuring communities across the state are prospering. The...

Vehicles Prohibited From Leech Lake In Preparation Of Eelpout Festival

According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, current Leech Lake Walker Bay ice conditions have created a concern for public safety during the Eelpout Festival. There is heavy snow and flooding, including slush and water on the ice, and with a large volume of vehicle and...

Over 50 Vendors Participate In Bemidji Bridal Expo

The Bemidji Bridal Expo returned this weekend with more surprises and vendors than ever before. The expo is the largest of it’s kind in Northern Minnesota and usually sees around 700 people a year. This year, organizers brought back the wedding fashion show, which featured...

“Smiles For Jake” Hopes To Build A Happier Community

When 16-year-old Brainerd High School student Jake Haapajoki took his own life last February, it left the Brainerd community in shock. Now almost a year since Haapajoki’s death, his smiles are still living on. Hundreds of people gathered at Brainerd High School yesterday to...

In Business: Mickey’s Subs And Pizza Has Been A Brainerd Staple Since 1982

For over 30 years, a unique octagonal glass building has occupied the corner of Norwood and South 5th Street in downtown Brainerd. Mickey’s Pizza and Subs is best known for what is in their name, take-and-bake pizzas and subs, but they also have a variety of other offering such...