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Preparation for the Ice Fishing Extravaganza

It’s the day before the 26th Annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza and preparation for the big event has yet to slow down. The event is organized strictly by volunteers who have put in their time from sun up to sun down. But it’s the environment that keeps members like...

Brainerd Girls Alpine Ski Looks to Defend State Title

Two years ago, this group of girls missed going to state by one one-hundredth of a second. But the program took a leap forward last winter when they captured the state championship. The warrior team is loaded again with five of the six individuals returning from the defending...

Building Bridges to Support Local Organization

Fifth graders at Forestview Middle School participated in a bridge building competition to support a local organization. The contest supports Bridges of Hope, a nonprofit organization serving more than 2,500 households in Crow Wing County. The Building Bridges event is to spread...

New Brewery to Open in Brainerd

A new brewery is coming to Brainerd. Located in the Clock Tower of the Northern Pacific Center, the soon-to-be Roundhouse Brewery aims provide locally crafted beers set in a unique historic setting. And that little something new is a craft brewery. It’s been over 100 years since...

Mille Lacs Driving School

One driving school continues to serve instruction for students in Brainerd as well as seven other surrounding cities. Mille Lacs Driving Instruction expanded to Brainerd when the Brainerd Driving School closed its doors last fall. And for a few months now they have made their...

Lakeland Currents 806 – Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation

Lakeland Currents host Ray Gildow welcomes Sheila Haverkamp, Kevin Egan, and Paul Means from the Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation to discuss their work and new initiatives in our region. The Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation is the area...

Northwoods Adventure: Brainerd Pond Hockey League

Minnesotans are proud to be known as the state of hockey. But professional hockey players aren’t just born over night. It starts in local rinks in the neighborhoods where they grew up playing with their friends, that they learn the skills and how to improve when it comes to...

Brainerd Ice Fishing Extravaganza Postponed

Anglers will have to wait another two weeks for an ice fishing contest held in Brainerd. The Annual Jaycee’s Ice Fishing Extravaganza has been postponed to Febuarary sixth due to inconsistent ice thickness found throughout the Brainerd lakes area. The conclusion to postpone the...

Remembering the ‘Voice of the Brainerd Warriors’

Even among the loud cheering of the fans John Backlund, known as the “Voice of the Brainerd Warriors,” could still be heard amongst everyone in the stands. but on Sunday, the stands in the Brainerd High School gym were filled to celebrate the life he gave to his community. He was...

No New Expansions for Berrywood Park

Baxter City Council decided to not more forward with the expansion of Berrywood Park and the park pavilion buffer. Additional land was considered before the pavilion was built, but now the council believes the buffer is not needed. A year ago when the pavilion was just built, the...

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