5th Annual Baxter Turkey Run

More than 350 Turkey runners braved subzero temperature to raise money for charity and to jump-start their metabolism before their big Thanksgiving meal. The runners says clothing was the key to their success in finishing the race before turning into an icicle. It was negative 5...

Brainerd American Legion Hosts 5th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

It’s becoming a Brainerd tradition; for the fifth time, the Brainerd American Legion, VFW, Eagles Club, and Elks Lodge hosted a community Thanksgiving dinner. About 550 people were fed a full Thanksgiving dinner through delivery, carry out, and dine-ins by these four...

Play for Patrick

Shots are fired at Essentia Health Sports Center during hockey practice today; however, those same shots paused, when Patrick Schoonover died suddenly on the ice. And although they weren’t teammates, Brainerd Hockey players and coaches are “Playing for Patrick” this season by...

Branding Minnesota Midwest or North

Midwest or North. A recent survey posed which would be more beneficial to marketing Minnesota. Local Visit Brainerd and the Brainerd Lakes Chamber differ on which would better brand the Lakes Area. However both quickly point out that Minnesota varies greatly from the Midwest....

MNSure Enrollment’s Under Way

2015 open enrollment for MnSure has begun. This is the second year of the Affordable Care Act’s mandated healthcare coverage And it’s time for Minnesotans to renew or get their coverage to be ready for the New Year. The biggest change to this year’s MNSure is the absence of one...

Community Spotlight: Bemidji Christmas CD

The sounds of the season always bring joy, and even more so when they’re sung by local artists. For the first time, some of Bemidji’s local musical talent and the Headwaters School of Music are releasing a “Christmas in Bemidji” album for the holidays. For...

Local Pizzeria Looks to Give Back this Holiday Season

A local pizzeria owner is giving thanks to the community he grew up in by hosting a free Thanksgiving Dinner. He says the Brainerd Lakes Community is the base of his business. “We are always looking for opportunities to give back to the community.” Said Chris Moran, Owner...

IF – Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Reads at CLC

Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith read poetry at CLC today. The Princeton Professor is the final speaker of the 2014 Verse Like Water series. She read several excerpts from her books, including passages from the prize winning “Life on Mars.” Smith says she finds inspiration in...

DNR Plans For Sustainable Groundwater Use

Minnesotans take pride in preserving our land of ten thousand lakes, but there’s another water resource that needs some attention. Despite Minnesota’s image of abundant water resources, groundwater is becoming scarce in parts of the state. The DNR is working everyday...

Cardiologist Explain Last Week’s Sudden Death On The Ice

Nearly a week after the sudden death of 14-year-old hockey player Patrick Schoonover, the community is learning how uncommon of an occurrence Patrick’s death was. Essentia Health Cardiologist Dr. Michael Thurmes says Patrick had some weakness in the wall of his aorta. He also had...

Bemidji High School Gets National Attention

At Bemidji High School, there are lots of awards for athletics, but now a new academic award is also on the shelf. The school is receiving national attention as part of Newsweek’s top schools in the country for low-income students. Out of thousands of schools, Bemidji High...

State Troopers Emphasize Winter Driving Safety

Winter driving conditions are here. Today Triad and Minnesota State Troopers held a winter driving event to educate drivers about how to stay safe on snowy and icy roads. Some of the speakers’ safety tips were: how to handle your car during a skid, what to do when you’re in an...

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