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Northwoods Adventure – Stars and Stripes Days

Red, white, and blue covered much of the area over the weekend, but at the heart of it all was the annual Stars and Stripes Days in Pequot Lakes. The annual Independence Day celebration featured numerous events, including the annual Stars and Stripes Parade, as parade goers lined...

Early Childhood Coalition Hosts Last Event in Pequot Lakes Area

For the last ten years the Pequot Lakes, Breezy Point and Crosslake Early Childhood Coalition have created afterschool programs to improve early childhood learning and literacy. The coalition says the faster a child starts learning and reading the more successful they’ll be in...

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...

Northwoods Adventure – Snowless in Minnesota

Sleepless in Seattle? More like snow-less in Minnesota. And although the lack of snow has made getting around easier, area groups and their events have suffered. Two events in particular have been the Pequot Lakes Brush Pilots Antique Snowmobile Rendezvous, and the Northland...

Brainerd Lakes Area Businesses Making Big Splash In International Market Place

The Brainerd Lakes Area is known for being a small-town home to Minnesota’s best vacation destination. However not all companies service just the Brainerd Lakes community and their tourist. There are some that have clients around the world. Both Lonesome Cottage and Stonehouse...

Antique Snowmobile Rendezvous Cancelled From Lack of Snow

= It has been a tradition in Pequot Lakes for 20 years. But this weekend, due to a lack of snow and a cut back on the number of events, the Antique Snowmobile Rendezvous was forced to cancel its events in Pequot Lakes due to a lack of snow. The free event has brought visitors...

Northwoods Adventure – Ice Fest 2015

With the sun shining brightly, and temperatures in the double digits, hundreds of people made their way to Breezy Point for the 2015 Ice Fest on Saturday. For the 20th straight year, the Breezy Point resort hosted the annual event in an attempt to bring tourism to the area when...

Minnesota’s Unemployment Hits 8 Year Low

Minnesota’s unemployment rate is it’s lowest in 8 years. It’s a sign that the economy is back and Brainerd Lakes Area businesses say they’re having problems finding workers to fill their job openings. With jobs increasing some companies especially resorts don’t just look locally...

Brainerd Lakes Chamber Rebranding To Strengthen BLA

Becoming stronger for Brainerd. The Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber of commerce has moved its headquarters so it can expand and strengthen the entire Brainerd Lakes Area. With the new location comes a new mentality. The chamber redid its image, branding and mission statements to...

Remembering Minnesota’s Domestic Violence Victims

16 people in Minnesota this year have lost their lives from domestic violence. Another 35 victims died last year. Tuesday evening Brainerd’s Women’s Center and local law enforcement remembered those victims. Along with floating a candle down the Mississippi River per victim,...

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