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...

Northwoods Adventure – Camp Ripley Rendezvous

It’s the largest Scouting event in the Central Region for the Boy Scouts of America, and every four years, Camp Ripley plays host. Over 4,000 scouts attended this year’s Camp Ripley Rendezvous, and could participate in numerous team-building challenges, as well as other fun...

Northwoods Adventure – Lil Fry’s Fishing Tournament

On a weekend where hope springs eternal for fishermen trying to catch the big one, the kids weren’t to be outdone. For the first time, the Lil’ Frys dropped a line in a tournament all their own. And the big winner on the day was six-year-old Konner Engholm, who caught a 15.5-inch...

Northwoods Adventure – MN United FC Players Visit Brainerd

Growing up, Miguel Ibarra and Christian Ramirez had big dreams of playing soccer at an elite level. Now two of the star players for Minnesota United FC, they were able to share some of their experiences with youth players in the Brainerd Lakes Area. And those at the top of the...

Northwoods Adventure – Celebration of Nations

It’s a one-stop shop for travel, where guests can experience a variety of different cultures, all under one roof. Guests could tour and participate in numerous displays and activities from Africa, South East Asia, Europe, and the Ojibwe Heritage. But what makes the Celebration of...

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