Concussion Safety and Prevention

Many have heard of concussions, but few know what they are? So what exactly is a concussion? A concussion is a traumatic brain injury. It usually is the result of a blow to the head but it doesn’t always happen because of a blow to the head. A first ever tally by the Minnesota...

Northwoods Adventure – Gun Shows

Gun shows in the United States have been around for a very long time. Most are held in public buildings, such as hotels, armories, and stadiums. The gun show in Brainerd this past weekend was no different. Brainerd’s show has been going on for nearly 30 years, and the shows are...

DNR Reminds Ice Safety After Rain and Warmer Temperatures

December’s weather flirted on both side of freezing. And adding some rain to the mixed, the Brainerd Lakes Area lakes aren’t frozen as solid as they were a few weeks ago. And the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminded ice recreators to be care when they’re going...

Essentia Health Sports Center Has Grand Opening

Erected in 1977 with just one sheet of ice, the Brainerd Civic Center has stood proud for 37 years. It has had some major upgrades including a heated viewing area added in 1981, and a second sheet of ice in 1999. This weekend marked another notable addition. Plans for the...

Madden’s on Gull Lake Voted 53rd Best in the World

First in Minnesota, 21st in the United States and 53rd best resort in the world. Those are Madden’s on Gull Lake’s ranking from the 2014 Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Hotels and Resorts in the World. Over one million votes from readers around the world ga...

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...

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...

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...

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