Rehab or Jail? Which is Better for an Addict

1,349 inmates last year in Crow Wing County jail were there for alcohol drug related crimes. Compare that to 8 inmates who were there for murder. The National Institute of Justice found about two-thirds of our national’s inmates will return to jail within three years of being...

Bemidji Softball 2015 Preview

The 2015 Bemidji Lumberjacks will have a whole new look. That might not be a bad thing one year after the Jacks’ lone losing season of the last decade. Bemidji graduated six seniors last season. The current Lumberjacks have been competing against each other all preseason to...
Posted On 26 Mar 2015

Spring Brings a Reminder for Motorcycle Safety

Unsafe speed and failing to yield to a motorcycle. Those are the top two factors that lead to motorcycle accidents. With the weather warming up and summer coming back to Minnesota, more motorcyclists are expected to be on the roads. And the Minnesota State Police say other...

Nisswa Businesses Loudly Speakout Against Proposed Noise Barrier

Downtown Nisswa sits at the bottom of a small hill along side Highway 371, perfectly visible for any driving passing by. The Minnesota Department of Transportation, who has a couple other of current projects on Highway 371 in the Brainerd Lakes Area, recently did a study and...

North Central All Star Basketball

The most exciting basketball players from the region soared into Bemidji, Sunday for the eleventh annual North Central All-Star Event. The athletes lived up to the hype as they threw down in the slam dunk contest. The boys tallied up the judges’ points totals from two...
Posted On 24 Mar 2015

Governor Dayton’s Health Care Proposal Could Bring $39 Million Dollars in Comprehensive Care

1 in 4 adults and 1 in 5 children will experience a mental illness in a given year. And between 70% to 90% of individuals treated for serious mental illness have significant reduction of symptoms and improved quality of life. Because of those Minnesota Department of Human...

BSU Softball

At 9-7, the Bemidji State softball team is only two wins shy of last year’s total, and they are only about one third of the way through the season. BSU takes seven wins and five losses away from last week’s Tucson Invitational. The Beavers come home happy. Two Bemidji...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Change Could Come to Watercraft and Equipment Decals

Aquatic Invasive Species, or AIS, is a constant topic of conversation when it comes to keeping Minnesota’s lakes clean. In 2012 the Environment and Natural Resources Policy mandated that anyone who transports a watercraft or water-related equipment through Minnesota needs to take...

Brainerd Tourism Has Record Year

They came for boating, for fishing, for beer, camping, rock n roll, but mostly they came for the lakes. All the reasons combined helped make 2014 one of the best years for tourism in the Brainerd Lakes Area. The Brainerd Lakes Area also saw a boost in new attractions. The area...

Browerville Girls’ Basketball Headed Back to State

The Browerville Girl’s Basketball team is roaring, heading to the Class A state tournament as the Section 5A Champs for the second straight year. The Tigers are 28-1 on the season, and head in to the tournament on an 18 game winning streak. But it was the 52-50 win in the section...

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