Record Highs on Wall Street are Good for Main Street

18,288 and 5,007. Those are the highs both the Dow Jones Industrial and the NASDAQ Composite hit on Monday. 18,288 is the highest the Dow Jones has ever been while the NASDAQ hasn’t hit 5,000 since March 9th 2000. These high numbers mean there’s a lot of confidence in America’s...

25th Annual Sertoma Lift-A-Thon

For 25 years the Sertoma Club in Brainerd has been encouraging students to hit the weights, as well as give back to the community. This year’s event saw nearly 115 competitors, and ranged from first timers to seasoned veterans, such as senior Matthew Thompson, a four-time...

Community Spotlight: Frozen Flop

They’re a bird, they’re a clown, they’re a cowboy. Well whatever they dressed up to be they were flopping into a frigid Gull Lake to raise money for charity. The 3rd annual Frozen Flop kicked off the 10th annual Frozen Fore festivities. And what’s a better way to kick off the...

Riverfront Supporters Hope to Reconnect with Mississippi Roots

In the 1800s Northern Pacific Railroad was forced to build a bridge over the Mississippi River. When they also built a train depot, they founded Brainerd. Now over 140 years later Brainerd Riverfront supporters are looking to reconnect Brainerd to its Mississippi River roots....

Northwoods Adventure – Indoor Disc Golf

The Brainerd/Baxter Youth Center was founded in 2009, and is commonly referred to as TheShop. Needing a break from the cold weather, TheShop hosted a disc golf tournament on Saturday, but this one was a little different. The contest was all about the short game, and how you could...

Riverside School Expansion

Growing class sizes plus small school buildings equal a big problem for Brainerd Public Schools. Some schools are even using old locker rooms and closets as learning spaces, but a new facilities project approved earlier this week will help address the district’s dwindling space....

In Focus: The March Exhibit

For this week’s In Focus, we take a look at the Brainerd Franklin Art Center’s newest exhibit, focusing on racial injustice and the celebration of Black History Month.

Brainerd’s League of Women Voters Push for Cleaner City

More power, a grand event space and a lower unemployment rate. All of these have factored in what Brainerd Mayor James Wallin says has allowed Brainerd to take a giant step forward in 2014. During a meeting last week with Brainerd’s League of Women Voters, Mayor Wallin said how...

Brainerd Schools Big Event

425 members of the Brainerd community supported Brainerd’s public schools last weekend during The Big Event. The dinner event was filled with live auctions, silent auctions, bidding on your phone, high-low for a tablet and go-pro. All the trips and prizes were donated to the...

Glitz Media Challenge

It’s normal to see a high school competition on a field, diamond, or court, but not often do they happen in a computer lab. The Glitz Experience forced the students to work under a deadline, having to film and edit all of their video in three and a half hours. But students and...

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