Eelpout Festival 2015

In this week’s community spotlight, fishermen at the Eelpout Festival discuss the challenges they face when trying to capture an eelpout.

Community Spotlight – Nisswa Winter Jubilee

Frigid temperatures only meant one thing for those attending the Nisswa Winter Jubilee this weekend; dress warmer. The theme for the 43rd installment of the annual jubilee was “Hula in the Coola”, and given the weather conditions, it seemed to fit perfectly. While the tourism...

Community Spotlight: Winterfest 2015

Winterfest 2015 featured turkey bowling, curling, and the Brrrmidji Polar Plunge!

Community Spotlight – Verndale Robotics

The Verndale Robotics team has only existed for a couple of years, but the team is already enjoying some success. Seeing the team succeed has also been a welcoming sight for team advisor Matt Jones, who says the skills the kids learn are invaluable. The team’s robot features what...

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...

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