Northwoods Adventure: Ice Car Racing at Crosslake’s Winterfest 2014

Drivers as young as 9-years-old built their own cars to race in this year’s Ice Car Racing competition at Crosslake’s Winterfest. These tough-skinned drivers drove on both studded and rubber wheels to race for a win, but each type of car had to have its own strategy.

Brainerd’s Discovery Woods school among few in U.S. to use rare “Montessori” style education

  It’s a rare teaching style that can be found in certain spots worldwide, even in Brainerd. In these classrooms, there are no desks, no seat assignments, no consistent assignments, and the teacher blends in right with the students. Discovery Woods is one of thousands...

Good Food, Good Life, 365 – Make Ahead Steel-Cut Oats

  Oatmeal For a Week 1 2/3 cups steel-cut oats 4 cups water Salt, if desired Gather 5 wide-mouth pint-sized jars with lids, or glass bowls with tight-fitting lids. Bring the oats, water and salt to a boil in a medium-sized saucepan.  Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes....

Good Food, Good Life, 365 – Bright Orange Salad

  1 pound carrots, grated on the medium blade of your grater 8 dates, pitted and quartered lengthwise 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup fresh orange juice Salt to taste 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus additional for sprinkling 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 to 3 oranges...

In-Focus: Restoring the Nary Schoolhouse

From 1971 to 1972, Wayne A. Hoff attended second-grade in this very classroom. Now the former student is leading the effort to restore and preserve his old school as a historic landmark. Built in 1919, the Nary Schoolhouse was one of the first consolidated school’s in the...

Brainerd debate team gets top rank awards before weekend state competition

The Brainerd debate team has a lot to be proud of this year. This week at a section tournament, one student placed as champion while another took second place. Now, they’re gearing up for this weekend’s state tournament. The Brainerd debate team also took first and...

Good Food, Good Life, 365 – Broccoli

Published on Jan 8, 2014 —-Recipe—- Best-Ever Broccoli 1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 bunch broccoli (about 1 lb.), stemmed and cut into small florets 2 tablespoons water 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed...

In Focus: Walker Artist gets Chance to Design for Vikings Stadium

  A Walker graphics designer is getting the opportunity of a life-time: To design for the new Vikings football stadium. Ron Schrader is the lead designer for Next Innovations, which creates custom metal and glass fabrications for facilities across the nation. In this...

In-Focus: Artisan Ornaments

  Bemidji area artists are lending a helping hand this holiday season by using their craft to give back to the community. In this week’s In-Focus, Jamil Doniths shows us how the Bemidji Community Arts Center  is selling hand-made ornaments to raise funds for local art...

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