Community Spotlight: Brainerd Lakes Area Ready To Open 3rd Brewery

First there was Jack Pine Brewery, then Gull Dam Brewery opened; soon the Brainerd Lakes Area will be welcoming a third brewery in Downtown Nisswa, Big Ax Brewing Company. The name pays homage to the North Country feel and the people who first settled here. Co-owner Chris French...

Community Spotlight: Kids Can Fish

The January cold has set in and the ice on the lakes and rivers is thicker by the day, and that means that the winter fishing season is finally here. For this week’s Community Spotlight, our Catherine Silver discovers the when, where, and most of all why of ice fishing.

Community Spotlight: Vocalmotive Show Choir

TV shows such as Glee have popularized show choir, but students in Bemidji High School’s Vocalmotive team participate in the real deal. For this week’s Community Spotlight, we go behind the scenes to show you what it takes to sing and dance at the same time.

Community Spotlight – Cold Hands, Warm heARTS

For the first time, local artists gathered at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd to showcase their work in the Arboretum’s “Cold Hands, Warm heARTS” event. The event was meant to kick start the New Year as well as bring local artists together to help support the community in...

Community Spotlight: Skiing With Santa

Santa Claus came to town a day early to double-check his naughty and nice list. And he and his helper Buddy the Elf had some extra time to get some skiing in at Mount Ski Gull. For at least the last three years Santa has take advantage of his last day off by skiing in Nisswa. He...

Community Spotlight: Making Gingerbread Houses in Brainerd

The Christmas spirit came to Fancy Pants Chocolate Shop in Brainerd Friday evening with all the candy to boot. What started in a family kitchen is becoming a Fancy Pants Chocolates tradition. And of course you can’t put anything on your gingerbread house without sampling it...

Community Spotlight: Bemidji Christmas CD

The sounds of the season always bring joy, and even more so when they’re sung by local artists. For the first time, some of Bemidji’s local musical talent and the Headwaters School of Music are releasing a “Christmas in Bemidji” album for the holidays. For...

Community Spotlight:Giving Hope This Thanksgiving

Brainerd’s Bridges of Hope is connecting over 300 families with community sponsors for Thanksgiving dinner this year. Bridges of Hope acts as a coordinator for families in need in the area to be set up with sponsors who shop, pack and deliver the Thanksgiving meals. Households...

Community Spotlight: Lakewood Health System Teach Breastfeeding

Soon-to-be parents are preparing to welcome their babies in the world. One of the first steps for some was attending this evening’s So You Want To Breast Feed class at Staples’ Lakewood Health System. The class taught the expecting parents a range of topics from how big a baby’s...

Community Spotlight: Beltrami Humane Society Mod Squad

Bear is a 5-year-old pitbull mastiff mix at the Beltrami Humane Society, but something sets him apart from the other pets. Bear is one of two dogs in the humane society’s new Mod Squad program, a volunteer-driven, behavior modification program for shelter dogs. Volunteers...

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