Baxter Working On Two Development Projects

Baxter already has stores like Costco, Target, Walmart and Home Depot. Now a new development project at the corner of HWY 371 and Country Road 48 could add three apartment buildings, five office buildings, seven businesses buildings and a spot for another big box store. However...

Sunday Growler Sales Come to Minnesota and Brainerd Lakes Area

Breweries in the Brainerd Lakes Area are expanding. The area’s second brewery opened last fall and a third is set to open in 8 days. With the new law allowing them to be open on Sunday, one local brewery says it’ll create more jobs. The new law allows Minnesota brewpubs to sell...

Summer Shopping Has Returned to Nisswa

About 40 shops make up Nisswa’s downtown shopping area. And “Open” neon signs and flags are on display welcoming back this year’s summer shoppers. Downtown Nisswa has an array of stores for shoppers, from sporting goods and clothing stores to candy and coffees shops and...

Congressman Nolan Talks Federal Dollars For Regional Airports

In 1978 the Airline Deregulation Act was signed curbing the governments ability to regulate the airline industry. Since then the government has used extra fees added to plane tickets to help fund some regional airports. Congressman Nolan was in Brainerd today to hear from the...

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...

Community Spotlight: Brewing Beer with Jack Pine Brewery

Jack Pine Brewery has 11 beers, Dead Branch Cream Ale, Duck Pond nut brown ale, Fenceline pale ale, Ice Out IPA, Incognito amber ale, Vengeance jalapeño ale, Big Buck buckwheat beer, Trespass imperial porter aged in a whiskey barrel, Nitro Fenceline and Duck Pond infused with...

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...

MnDOT Unveils HWY 371 Pequot Lakes Bypass Plans

The new the new HWY 371 will cost $58 million dollars to expand Highway 371 from two lanes to four lanes and bypass Pequot Lakes downtown area during the nine-mile expansion. Minnesota’s Department of Transportation says the expansion is necessary as the Brainerd Lakes Area...

Brainerd’s League of Women Voters Push for Cleaner City

More power, a grand event space and a lower unemployment rate. All of these have factored in what Brainerd Mayor James Wallin says has allowed Brainerd to take a giant step forward in 2014. During a meeting last week with Brainerd’s League of Women Voters, Mayor Wallin said how...

Eggs and Issues with State Politicians and Local Businesses

French toast, sausages, eggs, politics and business were on the menu Friday morning at Cragun’s Resort during the Brainerd Lakes Chamber’s Eggs and Issues. The casual setting allowed local businesses owners to tell their state politicians how MNSure, taxes, higher minimum wages...

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