Governor’s Task Force Hold Public Meeting in Little Falls

The Governor’s appointed task force created to strengthen our child protection system was doing just that today in Little Falls. Task Force co-chair Lucinda Jesson says they need to give child care county workers more training, more supervision and more resources to best take...

Minnesota Holds First Aquatic Invaders Summit

Experts from over 57 countries are in St. Cloud this week to help Minnesota reduce and hopefully one day to get rid of Aquatic Invasive Species or AIS during Minnesota’s first Aquatic Invaders Summit. The summit will focus Minnesota can do to stop the spread and treat the bodies...

Common Ground 608 – Rock Hounds Part 2

In this follow-up to Rock Hounds, follow faceter Chuck Durnan’s process as he demonstrates a spectacular cut he’s developed on a semi-precious stone. Bemidji, MN, January 15th 2015. Chuck Durnan of the Park Rapids area carries on the knowledge he began learning from his father at...

Keeping Livestock Warm During the Winter

People aren’t the only Minnesotans the freezing temperatures effect. The Minnesota livestock also have to adapt to the subzero temperatures during the Minnesota winters. Dairy cows that live in barns can produce enough body warmth to heat the barn and not lose milk production....

Gray Wolves Reinstated on the Threatened List

Minnesotans can no longer kill a wolf in unless it’s for self-defense. A federal judge Friday reinstated Minnesota’s gray wolf as part of the Endangered Species Act. Today Minnesota’s Department of Natural resources is investigating what kind of impact that’ll have on Minnesota...

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...

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