Our Community Spotlight segment airs at the end of our Monday night newscast. It is a feature segment that shines the Lakeland News “spotlight” on an interesting local group, person, event or city. If you have an idea for a segment, please share it with our news team.

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Community Spotlight: Wreaths For The Fallen Honors Over 5,000 Veterans

Each year, an organization based out of Baxter works to honor fallen veterans around the holidays. This year, 5,000 wreaths were laid on the...

Community Spotlight: Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Hosts “Ho Ho Ho” Christmas Party

For a lot of people in the Grand Rapids area, it’s not officially Christmas until the annual Ho Ho Ho Christmas Party at the Grand Rapids...

Community Spotlight: Toys For Kids Holds First Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser As Need Increases

This year marks the 37th year a local program has been providing Christmas gifts to kids in the Crow Wing County area. Toys for Kids kicked off...

Community Spotlight: Red Lake Hosts First Ever Community Meal

“They did pretty good. It’s the first time I ever came to one like this and I’m surrounded by family members,” says Babe Strong, an elder in the...

Community Spotlight: Kelliher Honors Veterans

In Kelliher, the schools have always held a special Veterans Day program with every branch of the military represented. This year, however, a...

Community Spotlight: CLC Hopes To See High Student Voter Turnout

Central Lakes College has been working hard this semester to motivate and energize students to get out and vote in the midterm elections. Voter...

Community Spotlight: Northern Minnesota Robotics Conference Steps Up Game For Year 2

The excitement of cool gadgets, intricate coding, and lots of brain power filled the auditorium of Bemidji High School over the weekend. “During...

Community Spotlight: Sober Squad Helps People Rise To Recovery

Hundreds of people of different ages, lifestyles, and backgrounds gathered at Lum Park on Sunday with a shared purpose: to let people know they...

Community Spotlight: Blue Ox Marathon Promotes A “Be Active” Bemidji

Over the hills, through the woods and past Paul and Babe, hundreds of runners came out to participate in the 6th annual Blue Ox Marathon this...

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