Brainerd Lakes Area Gets Ready For Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is here, and the so-called “Minnesota Fourth of July Capital” is ready to celebrate. Along with the holiday come numerous activities. And of course, it also brings fireworks. But the best part about the area’s celebration is most of the events are free. And the...

Arboretum Fit Trail Taking Shape

In August the trail will be cut and paved and the first four workout stations will be installed. The fit trail will allow runners and walkers to workout on the trail while stopping at different workout stations along the way. Today the arboretum cut the trails and ordered the...

Brainerd Lakes Area Authorities Continue Push To End Sex Trafficking

Last month Baxter police arrested nine men in a prostitution bust. Last week they arrested two more in a similar bust. The purpose is to stop sex trafficking in the Brainerd Lakes Area and in Minnesota. Baxter Police, Brainerd Police and Crow Wing County Sheriffs met today to...

Buster Dog Park Hit With Parvovirus

Today, a tennis ball sits unplayed and Buster Dog Park is vacant nearly a week after a dog became sick with Parvovirus. The park remains open at this time, and local veterinarians urge caution, but preach vaccination. However, Parks and Recreation Director Tony Sailer sa...

New Business Facilities Coming To Brainerd

Construction noises can be heard throughout Brainerd. Among them include a new AutoZone and FedEx location. The AutoZone will be taking a vacant spot on the western edge of town while FedEx will be taking a nine-acre property on the south side of town. With these new businesses...

In Focus: Franklin Art Center Gallery is Out Of This World

Space, the last frontier. This month it has been closer to Brainerd than normal. June at the Franklin Art Center has a gallery honoring the 50th anniversary of the first space walk. The exhibit includes aliens, dragons, droids and other animals in a space themed fantasy that...

Lakes Jam Comes Back to the Brainerd Lakes Area

Lakes Jam is back in the Brainerd Lakes Area this weekend, and they’re expecting the third installment to be bigger than ever. They’ll feature 15 bands ranging from country artists Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann, and Chase Rice to well-known rock groups Boston and Loverboy. This is...

Apps That Could Replace Your Wallet

Forget your wallet? Don’t worry there are app that’ll let you complete your purchase. Both Google and Apple have apps that all users to insert their debt card information into phone to allow them another way to pay. The new tech trend is slowly starting to sweep across the...

Brainerd Group Comes Together For Peace

The United States has spent over $1.6 trillion dollars on foreign wars and over 140,000 people have died since 2001. And because of those numbers the Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace members say it’s important to give the public more information about America’s foreign affairs....

Brainerd History Week Gets Native American Lesson

Before the train depot helped settle Brainerd the Ojibwe called the area home. And before the Ojibwe it was the Dakota people that lived here. Today during a lecture at Central Lakes College during Brainerd’s History Week, audience members got a history of the Native American...

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