Enbridge Pushes New $7.5 Billion Pipeline Project

Enbridge Energy is pushing for a new $7.5 billion dollar pipeline project. The proposed Line 3 Replacement Project will update an existing line to carry thousands of barrels per day of crude oil from Alberta, Canada to Superior, Wisconsin. Catherine Silver spoke to Enbridge...

Mountain Pine Beetle Moving Eastward

Protecting Minnesota’s pine tree forests. The Department of Agriculture and Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources are teaming up to help prevent an invasive beetle from killing Minnesota’s pine trees. Albers says the beetles move about 80 miles a year and they’re expanding...

Northwoods Adventure: Deer Hunting Affects Local Businesses

“The white-tailed deer is one of Minnesota’s most recognizable mammals and is a popular big game animal. It is found in every Minnesota county.” That is a direct quote from the Minnesota DNR website. The hunting of this distinguished animal is more of a lifestyle than a sport to...

Branding Minnesota Midwest or North

Midwest or North. A recent survey posed which would be more beneficial to marketing Minnesota. Local Visit Brainerd and the Brainerd Lakes Chamber differ on which would better brand the Lakes Area. However both quickly point out that Minnesota varies greatly from the Midwest....

Local Business Owners Hope Scavenger Hunt Boast Business After Thanksgiving

Meet Lucky the Brainerd Elf. Starting this Sunday he’ll be hiding in downtown Brainerd. And the first clever elf finder will earn a sweet reward for returning him back to Fancy Pants Chocolates. Clues to find Lucky the Brainerd Elf will appear in The Brainerd Dispatch as well as...

More Social Deer Opener

Only in Minnesota. That’s the slogan Explore Minnesota is pushing this weekend during the Governor’s Deer Opener. Explore MN is is pushing a social media campaign to encourage the tourists to return and generate more tourist in the future. Explore MN public relations...

Deer Opener Safety

Safety is the theme this weekend at the Governor’s Deer Opener in Bemidji. Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources is making sure safety is on the forefront. DNR commissioner, Tom Landwehr, says “Minnesota’s really got a phenomenal record of hunter...

Congressman Nolan Celebrates Reelection

Just before 1 AM this morning it was announced, Minnesota’s 8th district representative Rick Nolan won reelection. Congressman Nolan says, “You know with a victory like this comes greater sense of obligation. People place their confidence and their trust in you. So I think with...

Workshop to Improve Walkability and Bikability in Brainerd

Making Brainerd and Crow Wing County more bikable and walkable. This evening workshop was held in Brainerd to get members of the community more involved with making the area more walkable and bikeable. The workshop targeted local engineers, law enforcement, planners and other...

8th Congressional District’s Healthcare Policies

One of the biggest issues in the Minnesota’s 8th District race is about healthcare. Congressman Rick Nolan is on one side while Republican challenger Stewart Mills is on the other. Last week we contacted both Congressman Nolan’s Mr. Mills campaign teams requesting interviews....

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