Free Community College Proposal Impacts CLC

“What I’d like to do is to see, the first two years of community college, free, for everybody who is willing to work for it.” That was President Obama’s message before his annual State of the Union Address last week. And, if that proposal were to pass, Central Lakes College in...

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...

Golden Apple: Breakfast with the Warriors

Forestview Middle School is cooking up some extra excitement about their school’s breakfasts. Yesterday Forestview Middle School used money from a state grant to promote each student having a breakfast before class. While breakfast was the main event, Forestview’s students got a...

Minnesota’s Winter Affecting Local Businesses

It’s hot then it’s cold, it rains then it snows. That’s about the best way to describe this Minnesota winter. And with the snow occurring the least so far, winter sports businesses are being left hung to out to dry. With no snow, businesses like ATVSleds and Brothers Motorsports...

Brainerd Has A+ in Violent Crime Safety

Despite Sunday’s shooting leaving one dead and hospitalizing another on the northeastern side of Brainerd, the City of Brainerd has a very positive score when it comes to violent crimes. Brainerd Police chief Corky McQuiston says Brainerd scored an A+ in not having many violent...

Two Charged in Deadly Brainerd Shooting

Both 23-year-old Tyler Cronquist and 26-year-old Nathan Becker were charged today from Sunday’s deadly shooting in Brainerd. Cronquist received two counts of 1st and 2nd degree murder charges, while Becker received four counts of aiding and abetting. As we reported both suspects...

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 heARTS” event. The event was meant to kick start the New Year as well as bring local artists together to help support the community in...

Deadly Shooting in Brainerd

Shots rang out Sunday evening in northeast Brainerd sending two to the hospital and later two to jail. Brainerd police say suspects Nathan Becker and Tyler Cronquist were involved in the shooting killing 31-year-old Joseph Kroll and hospitalizing 31-year-old Chelsey Crawford. A...

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