Volunteer Recognition

Volunteers receive some payback for their good deeds at the 41st annual Crow Wing County Volunteer Recognition Banquet in Baxter. Of the 1,241 volunteers currently involved in the Crow Wing County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), about 500 attend the event. RSVP matches...
Posted On 16 Oct 2014

Northwoods Adventure-Blue Ox Marathon

The second annual Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon begins with a bang, and the excitement only increases from there. The runners stride away from the Sanford Center down the trails around beautiful Lake Bemidji. The trees show off their colors for about 700 runners competing in one of...
Posted On 14 Oct 2014

Lake Friendly Awards

The lakes are vital to the economy, identity and future of the Brainerd Lakes Area. Protecting water quality proves vital to the region. Crow Wing County recognizes people going the extra mile to preserve the lakes at the 12th annual Lake Friendly Awards. The county awarded...
Posted On 11 Oct 2014

Portage Lake Trail Opening

Outdoor enthusiasts have a new place to go adventuring in Crow Wing County. The Portage Lake Trail opened today in Riverton. Native Americans and trappers traveled the route between Gillespie Lake and Portage Lake more than 300 years ago. Now, the public can follow in their...
Posted On 09 Oct 2014

Crosslake Commercial Land Use Ordinance

The City of Crosslake offers the public the opportunity to shape the future of local business. The city is in the process of updating its commercial land use ordinance and seeks feedback from citizens and business owners. A public discussion will be held October 14th at 5pm at...
Posted On 03 Oct 2014

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

Brainerd Tackles Cancer

Season after season, the Brainerd football team tackles countless opponents. The Warriors face their toughest challenge yet, as they lead the charge to tackle cancer. Brainerd senior runningback Paul Augustinack receives plenty of hits on the field, but none of them hurt as much...
Posted On 26 Sep 2014

Brainerd Youth Rally

Brainerd Homecoming festivities are in full swing. The fun continues through what is traditionally “church night” on Wednesday. The Brainerd Area Youth for Christ turn “church night” into a party at their rally in Brainerd. The rally begins with stand-up...
Posted On 25 Sep 2014

Emily Clinic Open House

People in the Emily area have a new local option for health care. Essentia Health hosted an open house event today in its new Emily Clinic. The clinic’s patients will transfer from Crosslake, Crosby, and even more distant locations. One physician, one physician’s...
Posted On 23 Sep 2014

Governor Mark Dayton in Brainerd for Health Conference and School Visit

Governor Mark Dayton visited the Lakes Area for the Community Health Conference and to learn more about Brainerd schools. Dayton begins his Brainerd visit at the Community Health Conference. Dayton and Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger speak in front of more than...
Posted On 19 Sep 2014

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