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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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