Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza Recap

For 25 years, the Brainerd Jaycees have transformed Gull Lake in Brainerd from a mere sheet of ice in to one of the largest winter tourist attractions in the world. With the sun shining and temperatures near 40 degrees, over 11,000 anglers attended the event, making for one of...

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 Nisswa, Big Ax Brewing Company. The name pays homage to the North Country feel and the people who first settled here. Co-owner Chris French...

Brainerd Schools Receiving Political Attention For National Blue Ribbon Status

Brainerd School’s six elementary schools that received National Blue Ribbon honors are drawing attention from Washington D.C. and St. Paul, during this morning the National Blue Ribbon Breakfast Celebration. Local state and national politicians at the event say they’d like to use...

Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza Preview

For the 25th straight year, the Brainerd Jaycees have taken to Gull Lake in Brainerd prepping for their annual Ice Fishing Extravaganza. A stretch of ice as far as the eye can see will be littered with thousands of anglers tomorrow, but today is when the real work begins. For...

Brainerd Lakes Chamber Ambassadors Reconnecting BLA’s Businesses

Have you seen these blue coats around the Brainerd Lakes Area? They’re the Brainerd Lakes Chamber Ambassadors. They are currently on a new mission in the Brainerd Lakes Area called Grow Minnesota Visits to reenergize the connections between local Brainerd Lakes Area businesses....

Northwoods Adventure – Ice Safety

Unpredictable… that’s the best way to describe lake ice. And, with this winter being somewhat bipolar, the ice has been a little more unpredictable. The freezing and subzero temperatures in the previous weeks did help the ice to thicken, but with a warm up on the horizon,...

Minnesota Holds First Aquatic Invaders Summit

Experts from over 57 countries are in St. Cloud this week to help Minnesota reduce and hopefully one day to get rid of Aquatic Invasive Species or AIS during Minnesota’s first Aquatic Invaders Summit. The summit will focus Minnesota can do to stop the spread and treat the bodies...

Police Department Releases Details on BSU Student Found Outside

The Bemidji Police Department is trying to piece together clues of what happened to the 19-year-old Bemidji State University student who was found unconscious in the snow Sunday morning. They say Hannah Rolschau, of Zimmerman, Minnesota, was lying outdoors for a considerable time...

Frozen Brunch with the Queens

While the Brainerd Lakes Area saw an unseasonably warm Sunday, it was Frozen at Forestview Middle School. The Miss United States Queens hosted Frozen Brunch with the Queens to benefit the Minnesota Arthritis Foundation. Minnesota Arthritis Foundation says arthritis is one of the...

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 here. For this week’s Community Spotlight, our Catherine Silver discovers the when, where, and most of all why of ice fishing.

In Focus: Julia Lee’s New Novel “Seven Stones”

There are many published authors in the world, but not many are under the age of thirty and live in northern Minnesota. Julia Lee may be a young author, but her soon-to-be-published novel shows evidence of wisdom beyond her years. For this week’s In Focus, our Catherine...

Antique Snowmobile Rendezvous Cancelled From Lack of Snow

= It has been a tradition in Pequot Lakes for 20 years. But this weekend, due to a lack of snow and a cut back on the number of events, the Antique Snowmobile Rendezvous was forced to cancel its events in Pequot Lakes due to a lack of snow. The free event has brought visitors...

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