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...

Tiger Pride Service Day

  Pine River-Backus High School students left school today for a good cause. The teens contributed their time performing various jobs around the community for Tiger Pride Service Day. The students worked in area gardens, parks, the Cass County fairgrounds, Good Samaritan...

Judge Rules Tribal Treaties Don’t Apply To Oil Pipelines

An administrative law judge ruled that tribal treaties don’t give American Indians a say in choosing a route for the $2.6 billion dollar sandpiper oil pipeline. The Honor the Earth environmental group has argued in past months that historic treaties allow tribes to...

Gold Apple: Forestview Middle School Gone Fishing

Throw away the books. Forestview Middle School’s 8th grades are gone fishing. For the last four years Forestview has teamed up with Garrison Sports to take the 8th graders fishing on Mille Lacs Lake for their annual 8th grade trip. 8th grade geography teacher Jon Stolski says, “A...

Good Food, Good Life, 365 – Kale Salad

Multi-purpose Kale Salad 1/2 pound kale 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons grated coconut 2 teaspoons local honey 2 teaspoons grapeseed oil 1/2 teaspoon salt Strip leaves off the kale and discard stems. Wash, dry and stack a few leaves and roll into a tight bundle. Use...

Lakeland Public Television Starts Official Construction On New Facility

Lakeland Public Television (LPTV) is one step closer to getting a new building. Today marked the official groundbreaking of our new facility that will be the home of our future local programming. The LPTV staff kicked off the Building For The Future event with the help of board...