Community Spotlight

Our Community Spotlight segment airs at the end of our Monday night 10 p.m. newscast.    It is a feature segment that shines the Lakeland News “spotlight” on an interesting person, group, event or city in the Lakeland Viewing Area.  If you have an idea for a Community Spotlight segment please e-mail it to us as

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Community Spotlight: BIR Performance Driving School

Nestled away in the heart of Brainerd International Raceway is a school… a driving school. The school began 24 years ago, and now teaches...

Community Spotlight: Color for Recovery 5K

Saturday was windy, but that didn’t stop people from coming out to support a local effort to raise awareness about chemical substance...
Posted On 24 Aug 2015

Community Spotlight: Bemidji Youth Football

The Bemidji Youth Football program marks a 5 year milestone but has a continued need for coaches and volunteers.

Community Spotlight: Depot Day

Minnesota still has its own set of trains that run through the state. Locomotive travel, however, has decreased in popularity to the point where...

Community Spotlight: 32nd Annual Blueberry Festival

The Community of Lake George celebrates it’s 32nd Annual Blueberry Festival despite the lack of Blueberries.  A late spring freeze has...

Community Spotlight – Northland Arboretum Orienteering Class

You’re lost in the woods, with no cellphone service. What do you do? An orienteering class at the Northland Arboretum helped community members...

Community Spotlight – Brainerd Miracle League

Once a week the Miracle League gives mentally and/or physically challenged kids in Brainerd a chance to hit, pitch, and run the bases just like a...

Community Spotlight: Presidential History Being Restored in Bemidji

President George H. W. Bush trained for WWII in Minnesota, now the plane he trained in has been brought home and is being restored so that it can...

Community Spotlight – Whitefish Chain Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous

It all started in 1988 with a mere 10 boats and an idea. Now 28 years later, it’s grown in to a daylong spectacle with over 50 antique wood...

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