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...

A-Maze-N Halloween Fun

Amazing Halloween fun on the farm. A local farm in Nisswa has created two corn mazes and other Halloween activities that gives families a way to unplug themselves from their devices for a day of family fun. A Maze-N-Pumpkinz has a bouncy house, hay ride, petting zoo, pumpkin...

Community Spotlight-Unlimited Learning

War, poverty, economics, health… You name the subject, and people will form opinions on it. The Unlimited Learning “Great Decisions” program allows people to learn about the issues and discuss multiple views. The program offers literature and videos for background...
Posted On 30 Sep 2014

Community Spotlight: Fall Colors Wagon Ride

Today marks the official start of the Autumn season, and people in Bemidji are taking in all of Fall’s colors in a more traditional way. Each year, families flock to Buena Vista for the annual Fall Colors Wagon Rides and Festival. The festival started in the late 90’s...

Community Spotlight: Farmers Market Focuses on Fresh Foods

Fresh food…local farmers…and lots of fun….The Bemidji Natural Choice Farmers Market is drawing quite a crowd. Each Tuesday and Saturday, people stroll the streets of Bemidji for fresh produce and handmade crafts. The first market started in Bemidji in the early...

Community Spotlight-Piper Cub Plane

Brainerd general aviation pilot Craig McDonald has been around airplanes for the large majority of his life. McDonald started working on model airplanes with his friend Rory Fredstrom when they were twelve years old. Fredstrom says he realized even then, the potential to build...
Posted On 01 Sep 2014

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