Minnesota Resort and Campground Operators Talk Tourism Trends

Between all of the lakes, resorts, and campgrounds, the $12.5 billion dollar tourism industry is vital to the success of northern Minnesota. More than 100 people attended the Minnesota Resort and Campground Association conference in Grand Rapids today to talk tourism with some of...

Brainerd Hosts Fall World Championships During 8th Annual Great Pumpkin Festival

For the 8th time Brainerd held their Great Pumpkin Festival at Gregory Park. Among the activities were a slide, races, contests and tattoos. Brainerd Parks and Recreation Director, Tony Sailer, says, “This is our 8th annual Great Pumpkin Festival and every years it’s been a great...

Sanford Bemidji Opens New Breast Center

About one in eight US women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime, but Sanford Bemidji is hoping to change those numbers with their new breast center. Sanford Bemidji showed off their new center to the community today with an open house at their main clinic. The...

Construction Booms Brainerd’s Development

There’s construction around the Brainerd Lakes Area… a lot of it from new medical centers and updated sports arena to new housing. There’s new development throughout the Brainerd Lakes Area. Although development might have been slow to return, our late dip into the recession may...

Golden Apple: Pillager Middle School’s Rube Goldberg Challenge

How many steps does it take you to take a picture? Mr. Herman’s Pillager Middle School 6th grade physical science class was assigned to figure out a way to take a picture in at least five steps. The project is geared to get the students more involved in their education. One group...

Volunteer Recognition

Volunteers receive some payback for their good deeds at the 41st annual Crow Wing County Volunteer Recognition Banquet in Baxter. Of the 1,241 volunteers currently involved in the Crow Wing County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), about 500 attend the event. RSVP matches...

The Spot For Brainerd’s Youth

Giving Brainerd’s youths a safe place to hangout and feel wanted. The Shop in Brainerd doesn’t just want loitering, they encourage it. They welcome Brainerd youth, who can sometimes feel unwanted, and give them a place to hangout and become a productive member of the community....

Good Food, Good Life, 365 – Honey Syrup

Honey Syrup 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 1 cup local raw honey 2 teaspoons cinnamon Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add honey and stir until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in cinnamon. Serve warm with pancakes, waffles or French toast. Store leftover syrup in a sealed...

Northwoods Adventure-Blue Ox Marathon

The second annual Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon begins with a bang, and the excitement only increases from there. The runners stride away from the Sanford Center down the trails around beautiful Lake Bemidji. The trees show off their colors for about 700 runners competing in one of...

Nymore Dog Park Opens to Crowd of Canines

Dogs in Bemidji have a new place to run free. The Nymore Dog Park officially opened today for the public and their pets with a ribbon cutting ceremony. A crowd of canines of all shapes and sizes came to break in the new 2-acre park. The new park features a large dog area and a...

Women’s Shelter Marks 20 Years in Brainerd

For 36 years Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center has serviced Central Minnesota. Tonight they marked the 20th year of being in their current Brainerd facility. The center provides safety for women, children and their pets after domestic violence. And the event helped to educate the...

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