Autoposy Results Reveal Cause of BSU Students Death

The Bemidji Police Department has released the preliminary autopsy results in the death of Sandra Lommen. The preliminary autopsy results indicate that the 20-year-old died due to the exposure of hypothermic conditions and that the cause was ruled accidental. Early reports say...

Ugly Sweater Day in Nisswa

The ugly sweaters have come to town. Nisswa on Saturday hosted a day filled with ugly sweater themed activities. They started the day with Nissswa’s first ugly sweater shopping day. Nisswa’s Chamber office gave free Chambers bucks to anyone wearing an ugly sweater and double if...

Making Snow on Mount Ski Gull

After a couple of unseasonably warm weeks with some rain, most of the snow in the Brainerd Lakes Area melted. But, today temperatures dropped enough for a local ski mountain to create their own snow. Mount Ski Gull says the they have 7 snow machines which can spread new snow...

Northwood’s Adventure – Curling Picking Up Popularity In Brainerd Lakes Area

What features large stones that slide across a sheet of ice towards an even larger bulls-eye? The answer; curling. Curling became an Olympic sport in 1998 after a 74 year hiatus. It has since grown in popularity and now is treated as an amateur sport with clubs popping up all...

Brainerd Mayor Gives Plaque to Family Saved by Carbon Monoxide Detector

A Brainerd family of three received a plaque today from Mayor James Wallin after their carbon monoxide alarm saved their lives. Mayor Wallin says the alarm gave the family an early Christmas present. The family says their carbon monoxide alarm woke them up earlier this month to...

Wreaths For The Fallen

A blanket of white, covered with a sea of green. That was the scene in Little Falls Saturday at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery as friends, family, and other community members laid wreaths on veteran’s graves in a National Remembrance ceremony. But after over 400 additional...

In Focus: 12th Annual It’s Only Clay Exhibit

It may only be clay, but artists from all over the country have turned dirt and water into much more than just minerals. The Watermark Art Center’s 12th annual “It’s Only Clay” juried art show is back in Bemidji, and it’s showcasing a sampling of...

Falling Gas Prices Could Start to Impact Car Sales

$2.39 a gallon is the price for gas in Brainerd today. Gas has now dropped about $0.90 per gallon in the last three month. And oil experts don’t expect gas prices to go up anytime soon. However, despite the more than a dollar drop in the price of gas since the summer, car...

Golden Apple: Girls Who Code

By the year 2020, the US Department of Labor expects there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings, but while women make up 57% of college graduates, they only account for 12% of the computer science graduates today. For this week’s Golden Apple, Catherine...

Brainerd’s “Best-Kept Secret”

Cindy Moore founded the Brainerd/Baxter Youth Center in 2009. Many may know of the center by their other name, The Shop. Or, many may not have heard of it at all. Moore spoke with members of the League of Women Voters today to help spread the word about her little secret. While...

Minnesota’s Unemployment Hits 8 Year Low

Minnesota’s unemployment rate is it’s lowest in 8 years. It’s a sign that the economy is back and Brainerd Lakes Area businesses say they’re having problems finding workers to fill their job openings. With jobs increasing some companies especially resorts don’t just look locally...

Shopping Locally Keeps Brainerd Lakes Area Businesses Unique

Shopping locally isn’t just something to do only on Shop Local Saturday. The Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce says it’s something that should be done all year long. The U.S. Bureau of Labor says $68 out of every $100 spent at a local Mom and Pop store stays in the community,...

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