Athlete of the Week: Brooke Mimmack

Sports were not necessarily in Brooke Mimmack’s future. At just three days old Mimmack had open heart surgery. But as of today, she competes as a three sport athlete and is currently part of the No. 1 doubles Brainerd tennis team. Since she can remember Brooke Mimmack has been...

Community Mourns Mayor Wallin

The city of Brainerd continues to mourn over the unexpected death of longtime mayor James Wallin, it was reported Wallin died early Saturday morning at the age of 73. since 1998 when he was elected as city mayor, Wallin has continued to make an impact of those around him. For...

Northwoods Adventure: Novak Equine Center

Since 2004 the Novak Equine Center has been known as the largest privately owned and operated training, boarding and riding facility north of the Twin Cities. The center is situated right in the Brainerd Lakes area, but the Novak’s seem to think that not many people know about...

CLC Community Band

Fall rehearsals have begun for the Central Lakes College Community Band. Every Monday night around 50 members of the community dedicate themselves to this group open to people of all musical talent levels. And it’s been twenty two years now since the band first started up....

Riverside Expansion Open House

Parents and teachers gathered today to celebrate the opening of a new wing to the Riverside Elementary school building. Construction on the addition began immediately after school ended and took only three months to build. It will be the new home to the third grade and special...
Posted On 03 Sep 2015

Back to School Backpack Program

The Brainerd Salvation Army’s Back to School Backpack Program is back. See the story for details.

Brainerd Volleyball

It’s a brand new team and a brand new season for the Brainerd Volleyball team. And despite losing an early game to Pequot Lakes, the girls still have high hopes. But being a young and inexperienced team, they know they still have areas to improve And it’s the same...

Community Spotlight: BIR Performance Driving School

Nestled away in the heart of Brainerd International Raceway is a school… a driving school. The school began 24 years ago, and now teaches everyone from beginners to experts. The class allows the students to learn in a classroom setting and behind the wheel, all while being...

Northwoods Adventure – FootGolf

FootGolf… It’s as simple as it sounds. It takes place on a golf course, but instead of using a small white ball, you use a soccer ball. FootGolf started becoming popular in the United States in 2011, and came to Cragun’s just a few short years ago. And even if you don’t like...

Behind the Scenes at BIR

Brainerd International Raceway is hosting the National Hot Rod Association Nationals this weekend. But, have you ever wondered how some of the drivers get their meals?  
Posted On 21 Aug 2015

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