IF – Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Reads at CLC

Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith read poetry at CLC today. The Princeton Professor is the final speaker of the 2014 Verse Like Water series. She read several excerpts from her books, including passages from the prize winning “Life on Mars.” Smith says she finds inspiration in...

Local School participates in We Day

A program that is changing the lives of kids all around the world is also impacting a local school. Students from St. Philips school located on Beltrami Ave. are just some of the young people that attended the We Day celebration last week. We Day is a national campaign started by...

DNR Plans For Sustainable Groundwater Use

Minnesotans take pride in preserving our land of ten thousand lakes, but there’s another water resource that needs some attention. Despite Minnesota’s image of abundant water resources, groundwater is becoming scarce in parts of the state. The DNR is working everyday...

Cardiologist Explain Last Week’s Sudden Death On The Ice

Nearly a week after the sudden death of 14-year-old hockey player Patrick Schoonover, the community is learning how uncommon of an occurrence Patrick’s death was. Essentia Health Cardiologist Dr. Michael Thurmes says Patrick had some weakness in the wall of his aorta. He also had...

Bemidji High School Gets National Attention

At Bemidji High School, there are lots of awards for athletics, but now a new academic award is also on the shelf. The school is receiving national attention as part of Newsweek’s top schools in the country for low-income students. Out of thousands of schools, Bemidji High...

State Troopers Emphasize Winter Driving Safety

Winter driving conditions are here. Today Triad and Minnesota State Troopers held a winter driving event to educate drivers about how to stay safe on snowy and icy roads. Some of the speakers’ safety tips were: how to handle your car during a skid, what to do when you’re in an...

Good Food, Good Life, 365 – Cocoa-licious Pudding

Cocoa-licious Pudding 2 bananas 2 tablespoons tahini paste 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder Break each banana into 3 pieces and place in work bowl of food processor fitted with S-blade. Add tahini paste and cocoa powder. Process until mixture is thick and smooth, scraping down...

Planning Business HWY 371

The future of Brainerd’s Business Highway 371 was discussed this evening during a Minnesota Department of Transportation Open House. Business 371 used to be the main highway through the Brainerd Lakes Area before the bypass was built. And MnDOT is starting to plan a project to...

Community Spotlight:Giving Hope This Thanksgiving

Brainerd’s Bridges of Hope is connecting over 300 families with community sponsors for Thanksgiving dinner this year. Bridges of Hope acts as a coordinator for families in need in the area to be set up with sponsors who shop, pack and deliver the Thanksgiving meals. Households...

In Focus: Hand-Woven Baskets

Most people might recognize Shannon’s Art & Soul shop in downtown Bemidji, but many might not recognize the woman behind the art. Shannon Lucas-Westrum not only sells art, she also makes it. For this week’s In Focus, our Catherine Silver speaks to the artist about...

Brainerd Lakes Chamber Rebranding To Strengthen BLA

Becoming stronger for Brainerd. The Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber of commerce has moved its headquarters so it can expand and strengthen the entire Brainerd Lakes Area. With the new location comes a new mentality. The chamber redid its image, branding and mission statements to...

Golden Apple: Local Students Help Set A World Record

Today is Guinness World Records Day and lots of whacky and wonderful feats are being achieved across the world. But in Bemidji, over 200 students in Bemidji are getting in on the action and trying to become a part of a new world record for simultaneous speed stacking. For this...