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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 Community Spotlight segment please email email it to our news team.

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Community Spotlight: NASA Astronaut Speaks With Pine River-Backus Students

Students in one local school district got to speak to astronaut Mark Vande Hei via Skype and ask him questions about what it was like to be up in...

Community Spotlight: Paul Bunyan Dog Training Association Dog Show

It’s a dog-eat-dog world, and in the world of competition, no stone is left unturned when it comes to a dog show. For eight years, the Paul...

Community Spotlight: Local Author Pens Book On Self-Healing

Everyone deals with loss differently, and for Susan “Sparky” Kedzie, she used those difficult times as the inspiration for her book,...

Community Spotlight: Brainerd Lakes Area Newcomers Club Is Back

Many parts of the community have come together to help bring the Brainerd Lakes Area Newcomers club back into town. “We just felt that it was...

Community Spotlight: Legacy Ride For Kaldyn

Even though he was just a small boy, Kaldyn Eichberg had a big effect on all those around him. In this week’s Community Spotlight, we show...

Community Spotlight: Local Business Paints To Strengthen Work Relationships

With the stroke of a paintbrush, painters can create their very own masterpieces. The Bemidji Eagles Club welcomed an avid group from We Love...

Community Spotlight: Young And Old, Humans And Animals Race For Mayor

Thousands of people have flocked to the unincorporated community of 20 people to get a taste of Dorset. While they’ve come to grab a bite at the...

Community Spotlight: Lake George Blueberry Festival

It doesn’t get more down-to-earth than this. For over thirty years, Lake George has put on the annual Blueberry Festival at the peak of blueberry...

Community Spotlight: Healing At The Turquoise Turtle

Staying healthy and being pain free are two very important things for Amy Kowalzek, the owner of the Turquoise Turtle. “Pain is a big part of my...

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