House DFL Host Talk At Brainerd Library

  The last two years were a productive term in St. Paul. Legislators turn their deficit into a surplus, created more jobs and made historic investments. District 10A Rep. John Ward (DFL) says, “That’s what we did this past session. We got a budget balanced that was fair and...

Northwoods Adventure-Best Warrior Competition

  The Army National Guard’s best from the Midwest completed a three-day skills and endurance competition last week at Camp Ripley. The Best Warrior Competition included one enlisted soldier and one non-commissioned officer from each of the Region IV states: Iowa,...

Wadena Bog Walk Dedication

  Staples area residents and visitors now have a wonderful new way to observe an intriguing piece of nature. The Old Wadena Society has completed the Bog Walk at Old Wadena County Park north of Staples. The group held a dedication ceremony on Saturday. The walk extends 750...

DNR Encourages Keeping More Bass and Pikes

Two Walleye… Go Fish. This season Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources is are encouraging fishermen to harvest other fish to help grow walleye population. The DNR is letting anglers keep 6 bass and 10 northerns opposed to only 2 walleye. Aitkin Area Fishery Supervisor,...

Brainerd Walks and Wheels Around Gregory Park

  Walk. Ride. Skate. And Hula-hoop around Brainerd. All gathered at Gregory Park in Brainerd Thursday for the 2nd annual Walk and Wheels night. Walkable Bikeable Committee cochairman, Ed Shaw says, “We’ve just left two bike rides, a three or four mile and a half mile; and a...

Golden Apple: Students Plant Trees For Arbor Day

Students from J.W. Smith Elementary are getting some hands on experience learning about trees. In honor of Arbor Day, the Bemidji Parks & Recreation Department invited students to Gordon Falls Park to learn more about the role of trees in the community. As part of the...

Smart Play Spot in Brainerd

Kids in the Brainerd area now have a great new place to play and learn. The Minnesota Children’s Museum has installed a Smart Play Spot at the Brainerd Public Library. The exhibit was opened by the kids, for the kids Monday at the ribbon cutting ceremony. The exhibit...

NJPA Honors 31 Educators

  A night for the teachers. The National Joint Powers Alliance honored 31 educators in Minnesota’s Region 5 at the NJPA’s first awards banquet Tuesday night. The award honored educators in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena Counties. Rynell Schock, NJPA Education...

Beltrami County Attorney Timothy Faver Annouces Retirement

Longtime Beltrami County Attorney Timothy Faver announced today that he will be retiring at the end of this current term on January 2, 2015. According to a press release from the Beltrami County Attorney’s Office, Faver, who has been the Beltrami County Attorney since 1989,...

Northwoods Adventure-Cuyuna Agate and Mineral Show

  The 12th Annual Cuyuna Agate and Mineral Show drew more than 1,000 rock-hounds to the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds. Kids received some hands-on experience to learn the characteristics of agates and used that knowledge to find some. A rock wizard offered gifts of polished...

Brainerd Lakes Hope For Tourism Boast After GFO

A grand way to open the fishing season.Those that helped make this year’s Governor’s Fishing Opener are calling it a success. They say the community came together to help showcase the best of the Brainerd Lakes Area. Grand View Lodge marketing director, Frank Soukup, says, “Like...

Vandals Chop Down Trees at Bemidji City Park Disc Golf Course

While visiting the Bemidji City Park Disc Golf Course, you’ll see hundreds of trees that may look the same, but the Parks & Recreation took notice when six of them were chopped down. While touring the course in April, Parks & Recreation Director Marcia Larson...