Community Spotlight: Essentia Health Lung Cancer Screening

Have you ever wondered what the inside of your lungs look like? Well Essentia Health has set up a giant inflatable lung to encourage the community to go get their lungs screened for cancer.. Lung cancer is usually caused by heavy use of tobacco and is the number one killer in...
Posted On 05 Oct 2015

Community Spotlight: Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

In the state of Minnesota, there are currently 55 honorees of the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. The award is presented by the Federal Aviation Administration given to pilots who fly over 50 years being incident free. and on Saturday, Terry Stern of Staples was presented...

Community Spotlight: Second Annual Victory Day

Saturday marked the second annual Victory Day at Grand Rapids High School. It’s a day designed to give students of all abilities the chance to experience the game of football.
Posted On 21 Sep 2015

Community Spotlight: Bill Blackwell

Bill Blackwell was hired to take over as executive director of the American Indian Resource Center in June of this year. He is following Dr. Anton Treuer, who has held the position since November of 2012, and began his duties on July 1st. Blackwell has some ambitious plans for...

Community Spotlight: Northland Arboretum Fall Art Show

Several talented local artist came out on Saturday to the Northland Arboretum to host an art show and sale. Linda Causton and several of her friends organized the show. Each artist was able to exhibit their own individual art work and style. It was an evening of fine art and...
Posted On 07 Sep 2015

Community Spotlight: BIR Performance Driving School

Nestled away in the heart of Brainerd International Raceway is a school… a driving school. The school began 24 years ago, and now teaches everyone from beginners to experts. The class allows the students to learn in a classroom setting and behind the wheel, all while being...

Community Spotlight: Color for Recovery 5K

Saturday was windy, but that didn’t stop people from coming out to support a local effort to raise awareness about chemical substance addiction. The event, put on by the Student Mission Team at the Evangelical Covenant Church of Bemidji was called the Color for Recovery 5K,...
Posted On 24 Aug 2015

Community Spotlight: Bemidji Youth Football

The Bemidji Youth Football program marks a 5 year milestone but has a continued need for coaches and volunteers.

Community Spotlight: Depot Day

Minnesota still has its own set of trains that run through the state. Locomotive travel, however, has decreased in popularity to the point where finding a passenger train to travel on may not be ideal. A history display at the Beltrami County History Center explored a different...

Community Spotlight: 32nd Annual Blueberry Festival

The Community of Lake George celebrates it’s 32nd Annual Blueberry Festival despite the lack of Blueberries.  A late spring freeze has forced businesses in Lake George to use reserve berries that were froze and stored from last year.

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