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...

Community Spotlight: Winterfest 2015

Winterfest 2015 featured turkey bowling, curling, and the Brrrmidji Polar Plunge!

Community Spotlight: Skiing With Santa

Santa Claus came to town a day early to double-check his naughty and nice list. And he and his helper Buddy the Elf had some extra time to get some skiing in at Mount Ski Gull. For at least the last three years Santa has take advantage of his last day off by skiing in Nisswa. He...

Community Spotlight: Making Gingerbread Houses in Brainerd

The Christmas spirit came to Fancy Pants Chocolate Shop in Brainerd Friday evening with all the candy to boot. What started in a family kitchen is becoming a Fancy Pants Chocolates tradition. And of course you can’t put anything on your gingerbread house without sampling it...

Community Spotlight:Giving Hope This Thanksgiving

Brainerd’s Bridges of Hope is connecting over 300 families with community sponsors for Thanksgiving dinner this year. Bridges of Hope acts as a coordinator for families in need in the area to be set up with sponsors who shop, pack and deliver the Thanksgiving meals. Households...

A-Maze-N Halloween Fun

Amazing Halloween fun on the farm. A local farm in Nisswa has created two corn mazes and other Halloween activities that gives families a way to unplug themselves from their devices for a day of family fun. A Maze-N-Pumpkinz has a bouncy house, hay ride, petting zoo, pumpkin...

Community Spotlight-Unlimited Learning

War, poverty, economics, health… You name the subject, and people will form opinions on it. The Unlimited Learning “Great Decisions” program allows people to learn about the issues and discuss multiple views. The program offers literature and videos for background...
Posted On 30 Sep 2014

Community Spotlight: Taste of Pequot Lakes

Rubens, pizza and local homemade food. They were all on the menu during the Taste of Pequot Lakes. Giovanni’s Pizza, Tasty Pizza North, Pine Peaks of Breezy Point and the Hungry Loon served up some of their finest dishes in hopes of gaining more future customers. The taste of...

Community Spotlight-Piper Cub Plane

Brainerd general aviation pilot Craig McDonald has been around airplanes for the large majority of his life. McDonald started working on model airplanes with his friend Rory Fredstrom when they were twelve years old. Fredstrom says he realized even then, the potential to build...
Posted On 01 Sep 2014

New Brewery Brings New Flavors to Nisswa

A new business in Nisswa is attracting curious onlookers. It’s a new brewery and the second one in the Brainerd Lakes Area. For this week’s Community Spotlight, we explain how Gull Dam Brewing company plans on changing the way the community tastes beer. A brewing...

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