Community Spotlight: Winterfest 2015

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

Curling for a Cause

Over 2 million people suffer from epilepsy in the United States alone. So as part of her platform as Miss Minnesota, Savannah Cole teamed up with the Brainerd Lakes Curling Club to go “Curling for a Cause” to raise awareness about the neurological condition. The event featured 16...

Bemidji Winterfest Preview

The Bemidji Winterfest may only be in its infancy, but that and cold temperatures haven’t stopped anyone from enjoying a day on the ice. What started 6 years ago as a simple pond hockey tournament has morphed in to a sight to see on Lake Bemidji. And with nicer weather this...

Northwood’s Adventure – Curling Picking Up Popularity In Brainerd Lakes Area

What features large stones that slide across a sheet of ice towards an even larger bulls-eye? The answer; curling. Curling became an Olympic sport in 1998 after a 74 year hiatus. It has since grown in popularity and now is treated as an amateur sport with clubs popping up all...

Intro to Curling-Northwoods Adventure

  The Brainerd Lakes Curling Association welcomed people interested in curling to learn the basics and try the game.  This week’s Northwoods Adventure follows the rookies through the learning process and offers the basic techniques used in the Scottish sport.  Ice is...
Posted On Mar. 4 2014

In-Focus: The Culture of Curling Returns to Lake Bemidji

  It’s curling at its core. The iconic winter sport returns to Lake Bemidji for the first time in 82-years for the 2014 “Winterfest on Lake Bemidji.” Back in 1932, the original Winterfest on Lake Bemidji introduced the small city to its two most famous...
Posted On Feb. 7 2014
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Snow Creates Roadblock in Winter Fest Preps

  Northern Minnesota is up for a cold winter spell.  But that’s not stopping community members in Bemidji from preparing its biggest winter celebration–the 2014 Winter Fest on Lake Bemidji. It doesn’t look like it now, but in a few weeks the South Shore of Lake Bemidji...

“Winterfest” Returns to Bemidji

  Bemidji is bringing a bit of the past to present. Officials announced the return of “Winterfest,” a tradition that began in the early 1930s. The winter festival was known for bringing Paul Bunyan and curling to the city. Bemidji organizations will combine...
Posted On Dec. 16 2013
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