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Northwoods Adventure: Garrison Play Days

On any given weekend, Mille Lacs Lake is the biggest draw for locals and tourists in Garrison. But this past weekend, everyone was flocking to the Garrison Play Days. Hosted by the local VFW, the event has been going strong for 20 years, right in the heart of the small town. This...

Northwoods Adventure: Big Fun Tuesdays

Crosslake may be a small town at just over 2,000 residents, but every Tuesday there is big fun to be had. The event is called “Big Fun Tuesdays” and it’s held at the Crosslake Town Square. The event is free, but the big days of fun benefit a bigger cause. And from residents of...

Northwoods Adventure: Hunter Safety Courses

Believe it or not, cold weather, and hunting season, are right around the corner. With that in mind, anyone wishing to hunt needs to have completed a hunter safety course. Classes are offered in a traditional classroom setting, and they are now available to be completed online....

Northwoods Adventure – Stars and Stripes Days

Red, white, and blue covered much of the area over the weekend, but at the heart of it all was the annual Stars and Stripes Days in Pequot Lakes. The annual Independence Day celebration featured numerous events, including the annual Stars and Stripes Parade, as parade goers lined...

Northwoods Adventure – 32nd Annual Confidence Learning Center Fishing Classic

It was a sun-filled morning for fishermen as they stormed the waters of Gull Lake for the 32nd Annual Confidence Learning Center Fishing Classic. 63 teams competed in this year’s competition, making for one of the best fishing classics yet. Anglers reeled in all different sizes...

Northwoods Adventure – Watercross

The sounds of snowmobiles can mean only one or two things… it’s the middle of winter, or, it’s the Wet & Wild Weekend at Brainerd International Raceway. Riding snowmobiles usually requires snow, but come summertime, all riders need is a little water. And unlike in the...

Northwoods Adventure – Zorbaz Gull Lake Challenge and Peter Johnson Memorial Swim Race

The second annual Zorbaz Gull Lake Challenge and Peter Johnson Memorial Swim Race made a splash in the waters of Lake Margaret on Saturday. And Kaneski says with the rise in popularity of open water swims, having the race in the Brainerd Lakes Area was a no brainer. Contestants...

Northwoods Adventure – WWII Vet Races On D-Day Anniversary

Saturday marked the 71-year anniversary the United States and Allied Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy to fight Nazi Germany during World War II. Local veteran Bob Uppgaard was just one of those nearly 160,000 troops. There were nearly 6,600 American casualties that day, so...

Northwoods Adventure – 2015 Minnesota Fishing Challenge

Saturday was the 7th Annual Minnesota Fishing Challenge on Gull Lake, and this year, records were broken. One member of one of the record 125 teams was Tony Schmitt, who, with his wife, reeled in the biggest Northern Pike on the day, weighing in at a whopping 14 pounds. But all...

Northwoods Adventure – Golf Courses Excited About Early Spring

That sound can mean only one thing… spring and golf season have teed off. And after a mild winter, golfers were teeing up a little earlier than normal. The early spring has brought some rain, which can be bad for business, but they know a wet spring could benefit them in the long...

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