Brainerd School’s Could Struggle to Fit-In Preschool

National Conference of State Legislatures says for every one dollar invested into early education yields eight dollars back. And because of those numbers Governor Mark Dayton is pushing Minnesota to embrace preschool in every school district. However in Brainerd’s elementary...

Spring Brings a Reminder for Motorcycle Safety

Unsafe speed and failing to yield to a motorcycle. Those are the top two factors that lead to motorcycle accidents. With the weather warming up and summer coming back to Minnesota, more motorcyclists are expected to be on the roads. And the Minnesota State Police say other...

Northwoods Adventure – Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter may be a few weeks away, but that didn’t stop kids of all ages from coming to the Westgate Mall in Brainerd in search of some spring time fun. Kids and their families enjoyed a day of crafts, candy, face painting, and even a little Easter Egg hunt. Although, making...

Brainerd Tourism Has Record Year

They came for boating, for fishing, for beer, camping, rock n roll, but mostly they came for the lakes. All the reasons combined helped make 2014 one of the best years for tourism in the Brainerd Lakes Area. The Brainerd Lakes Area also saw a boost in new attractions. The area...

Northwoods Adventure – Brainerd St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Brainerd St. Patrick’s Day parade started 15 years ago with just a garden tractor and an idea. The celebration is a little bigger than when it first began, but that only makes the day that much more fun. This year was blessed with some beautiful weather, bringing out a larger...

Ice Heaves Could Be Coming Early with Warmer Temperatures

Ice is melting and open water is coming back to Minnesota’s lakes. Depending on the weather the ice can make minimal impact to the shoreline or it can be much more dramatic, like last spring on Mille Lacs Lake when piles of ice cross the highway and damaged property. The ice...

Record Highs on Wall Street are Good for Main Street

18,288 and 5,007. Those are the highs both the Dow Jones Industrial and the NASDAQ Composite hit on Monday. 18,288 is the highest the Dow Jones has ever been while the NASDAQ hasn’t hit 5,000 since March 9th 2000. These high numbers mean there’s a lot of confidence in America’s...

25th Annual Sertoma Lift-A-Thon

For 25 years the Sertoma Club in Brainerd has been encouraging students to hit the weights, as well as give back to the community. This year’s event saw nearly 115 competitors, and ranged from first timers to seasoned veterans, such as senior Matthew Thompson, a four-time...

Community Spotlight: Frozen Flop

They’re a bird, they’re a clown, they’re a cowboy. Well whatever they dressed up to be they were flopping into a frigid Gull Lake to raise money for charity. The 3rd annual Frozen Flop kicked off the 10th annual Frozen Fore festivities. And what’s a better way to kick off the...

Riverfront Supporters Hope to Reconnect with Mississippi Roots

In the 1800s Northern Pacific Railroad was forced to build a bridge over the Mississippi River. When they also built a train depot, they founded Brainerd. Now over 140 years later Brainerd Riverfront supporters are looking to reconnect Brainerd to its Mississippi River roots....

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