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Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity Building A Milestone

Before the Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority stepped in, an old, run down house occupied the corner of 14th and Norwood Street in Brainerd. Now, the Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity has control of that corner lot, and they’re building something very special on it....

4th Annual Sustainable Bemidji Tour Aims to Educate

Saturday was a day full of learning and observing for participants on the fourth annual Sustainable Bemidji Tour. It showcased homes that used more environmentally-friendly systems to heat, cool and run electricity.
Posted On 31 Jul 2015

Business HWY 371 Could Change Above and Below the Surface

More than 35,000 cars make their way through Brainerd’s busiest intersection at Business 371 and Highway 210; meanwhile less than a mile south Business Highway 371 feels more like a neighborhood. And last night the Brainerd City Council told MnDOT to proceed with the compromise...

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...

Bemidji Continues Expansion, Growth

The $21 million Bemidji has spent on construction in the first five months of 2015 doubles the total cost from all of last year. New companies are moving in while others are planning to relocate. Find out more about the story here.

Remodeling Riverside School’s Inside and Out

Rain or shine, construction will continue at Riverside Elementary School in Brainerd to be ready for the first day of classes this fall. Riverside will be adding seven new classrooms to their school to ease the growing capacity in the Brainerd School District. The school board...

Reif Center Renovations

The Reif Center in Grand Rapids kicked off their $8 million renovation project today with their groundbreaking ceremony after about three and a half years of planning. The additions and renovations are scheduled to last ten months and the center hopes to reopen in February 2016.

Orange Cones & Construction Zones Are Coming to the Brainerd Lakes Area

Orange cones and construction zones. Get ready to see a lot of them in Minnesota and the Brainerd Lakes Area. Now that the weather is warm enough the Minnesota Department of Transportation is preparing for a summer of working on our roads. And the first project on the books is...

Brainerd’s Riverside School Ready to Expand

Students learning under showers in old gym locker rooms, on stage in the cafeteria and in small converted storage closets. All of that will be a thing of the past at Riverside Elementary School. Last night the Brainerd School Board approved a $2 million dollar expansion project...

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...
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