Golden Apple, Viktor Celebrated Cass Lake Bena Elementary becoming a Touchdown Score

    Cass Lake Bena Elementary School showed their Viking spirit during their special assembly hosted by Minnesota Vikings’ mascot Viktor. The school received the special assembly for becoming NFL Play 60 Touchdown School. Only the top schools that compete in the NFL’s...

Local Legislators Wrap Up 2014 Session

A balanced budget, a billion dollar bonding bill, and the legalization of medical marijuana, those are just some of the results of this year’s 2014 legislative session. Four lawmakers representing the northern Minnesota region spent their morning discussing the outcome of...

Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School Students Graduate from G.R.E.A.T Program

Students from the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School are graduating from a program that’s literally great. The G.R.E.A.T program, which stands for gang resistance education and training, teaches middle school students about the dangers of gangs and violence. Forty-eight students were...

A helicopter crashed into a structure on a farm near Little Falls

A St. Cloud farmer is in critical condition today crashing his crop dusting helicopter into a barn in Ripley Township late this morning. Morrison County Sheriff, Sheriff Michel Wetzel says, the pilot was 71-year old Gary Oleen. They say it happened on Haven Road just north of...

Good Food, Good Life, 365 – Avacado Pasta

8 ounces uncooked pasta (use gluten-free, if desired) 1 to 2 cloves garlic, to taste ¼ cup packed fresh basil leaves, plus more for serving 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, to taste 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 ripe medium avocado, pitted 1 to 2 tablespoons water...

Northwoods Adventure-Big Bird Count

  Birders gathered at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd in Mid-May as several migrating birds stopped by the Lakes Area. The birders counted 65 different species of birds, including multiple species never before seen at the Arb. About 20 birders searched for their...

A New Health Care Homecoming

  Hospital care is coming home. Crosby’s Cuyuna Regional Medical Center has a new program that allows patients to be discharged home sooner making recovery happier for the patients while cutting costs for the hospital. Dr. Mark Gujer, Crosby ambulance medical director, says,...

Rep. Nolan’s Staff Hosts Congress Comes To You Meeting In Walker

U.S. Congressman Rick Nolan’s staff made a stop in Walker today as part of his “Congress Comes to You” meetings in May. As part of the meeting, Congressman Nolan’s staff met with members of the public for a casual discussion about matters of interest and...

Mille Lacs Band Host Powwow Honoring Veterans

The heart of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Native Americans sang tribute to the veterans today during their 19th annual Memorial Day Powwow. They says it’s their way of saying thank you. Allen Weyaus, Mille Lacs Post 53 post commander, says, “Our warriors and our veterans are the...

Safari North Wildlife Park Opens

Brainerd has a new zoo. Safari North Wildlife Park opened its gates this past weekend. The park contains about 65 different species of animals and will be open until mid-October. All of the animals were raised in captivity in the United States, although the animals originate from...

Bemidji Celebrates Memorial Day With Special Service

  Bemidji residents turned up in red, white, and blue today to celebrate a very special Memorial Day. The American Legion hosted a service to commemorate all of the men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty. At the service, flags were placed at grave sites...

Linking Child Care with Rural Minnesota Economics

  Two groups in Minnesota are looking to take more than just baby steps when it comes to educating our youngest. First Children’s Finance and the Initiative Foundation hosted a town hall meeting last night in Brainerd to discuss how to help Rural Minnesota’s economy through...