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Brainerd Jaycees take on minnows
Vehicles go through ice on Gull Lake; no serious injuries reported
News of the North - 2015 Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza
Ice Fishing Extravaganza winners listed
Owatonna man wins truck at Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza
Brady says he's moving on from distractions
NFL, YouTube announce partnership
Jets adding Hogan, Heimerdinger to front office
NFLPA instructs Patriots players to 'reserve comment'
NFL-Super Bowl has ways to go in captivating global audience
Olive Ruth Boyum
Clifford F. Boeder
Marion Mae Willis
Clifford Ferdinand Boeder
2015 Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza
Echoland-Piper Shopper - January 23
Card Games - January 22
Senior Menu - January 22
Brainerd YMCA offers CPR course Feb. 9
Letters to the Editor: Wealth disparity
Cracker Barrel: Recipes for kindness
Letters to the Editor: Are Lueck, Heintzeman waving white flag on transportation?
Letters to the Editor: Climate change is a theory
Guest Column: Let's focus on priorities as we set new state budget
letters to the editor
Stiller 80th birthday
Births - January 15
January 14, 2015
Sheriff approves ice for Extravaganza
In his yearly ice check, Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl gave the Brainerd Jaycees his approval to host their 25th annual $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Saturday, Jan. 24, after cutting two holes and measuring the ice's thickness, revealing a frozen surface on Gull Lake that...
January 14, 2015 - 3:51pm
January 8, 2015
Revolution take fourth in high kick
The Pequot Lakes Revolution dance team came away with a fourth-place finish in high kick against many of the teams in their section at Rocori...
January 8, 2015 - 2:07pm
New Year's DWIs trending down
Over the past 10 years, there have been an average of 271 DWI citations in the state during New Year's celebrations, with 435 during the 2005-06 celebrations being the highest. However, the number of statewide citations has not cracked 200 in the past three years. The Pine River...
January 8, 2015 - 10:40am
January 7, 2015
Initiative Foundation seeks VISTA member host sites
The Initiative Foundation is now accepting applications from central Minnesota 501(c) nonprofits, schools and government agencies interested in hosting an August 2015-16 AmeriCorps VISTA member. In partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Initiative...
January 7, 2015 - 12:39pm
Breezy Point: Council approves police union contract
During its Monday, Jan. 5, meeting - the first led by new mayor Tom Lillehei - the Breezy Point City Council voted 3-2 in favor of approving a new union contract for city police officers, effective from 2015 to 2017. Council members Otto Schmid and Diane Williams voted against the...
January 7, 2015 - 12:36pm
Dan-ecdotes: Blistering cold never gets easier
In my opinion, this has been a fairly mild winter. In November and December, the snow that fell came and went and temperatures - though cold enough to cause snow to fall and lakes to freeze - have been relatively high. So how do we usher in the new year? With frigid temperatures...
opinion / columns
January 7, 2015 - 11:34am
December 24, 2014
McKnight Foundation awards grant to RREAL
The board of trustees of the McKnight Foundation awarded a grant to the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) in Pine River to be used to implement Community Solar for Community Action — A New Model of Energy Assistance. RREAL will plan and build the first Community Solar...
news / business
December 24, 2014 - 12:21pm
Fifty Lakes: Council approves levy
In their December meeting, Fifty Lakes City Council members approved the 2015 budget - totalling $474,540 - by a 4-1 vote, with council member Jodie Schrupp opposed. Prior to the council's approval of the levy, Schrupp moved to reduce the city's budget for the bituminous in-roads...
December 24, 2014 - 11:46am
December 18, 2014
Ideal named state's Township of the Year
Officials from Ideal Township attended a ceremony Friday, Nov. 21, hosted by the Minnesota Association of Townships, and received the Minnesota Township of the Year Award. As one of 1,783 townships in the state, earning the award was a tremendous honor for Ideal supervisors. "It...
December 18, 2014 - 11:43pm
December 11, 2014
NDSU representative to visit PR-B High School on Monday
A representative from the Office of Admission at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo will visit Pine River-Backus High School at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15. The representative will help high school students learn how to earn a degree from NDSU. Information will be shared about...
news / education
December 11, 2014 - 11:36am
December 10, 2014
Girl Scouts, figure skaters team up
Area Girl Scouts held a skating event with the help of the Breezy Point Figure Skating Club on Monday, Dec. 1, at the Breezy Point ice rink. For some of the girls, this was their first time on the rink. Submitted Photo
December 10, 2014 - 4:20pm
Homebuyer education workshop offered in Brainerd
Home Stretch, a homebuyer workshop that takes participants through the entire home buying process, will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Brainerd Public Library and from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Jan.
December 10, 2014 - 4:17pm
December 4, 2014
Pequot Lakes School District: Community attends mental health presentation
After experiencing a pair of tragedies in the past five months, the Pequot Lakes School District brought psychologist George Tetreault to the high school auditorium Monday, Nov.
December 4, 2014 - 1:42pm
December 3, 2014
Christmas For Kids stronger after merging
Last year two organizations dedicated to bringing the Christmas holiday to families in need joined together, so this year's holiday preparation has been easier than ever. Until the holiday season of 2013, there were two Christmas For Kids groups - one based out of Lake Shore, which...
December 3, 2014 - 3:32pm
Thiede appointed to statewide Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Committee
Crow Wing County Commissioner Paul Thiede has been appointed to a statewide Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Advisory Committee by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Tom Landwehr. "I am pleased to be appointed to this important statewide committee," Thiede...
December 3, 2014 - 10:58am