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No Boat? Plenty Of Good Shore Fishing For Opener This Weekend

We are so blessed in the Brainerd Lakes to have all the wonderful lakes to fish this weekend for the opener, but let’s face it not everyone owns a boat. Maybe you just want to take the kids, Mom (Don’t forget it’s Mothers Day Sunday) or Grandma and Grandpa out for just a few hours and don’t want to fight …

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A Semi With Brake Failure Has To Use A Runaway Ramp

If you’ve ever driven in the mountains you’ve seen those runaway truck ramps every few miles.  They’re made of sand or gravel and they help a truck slow down and stop in case of brake failure.  Here’s one in action.  A semi on a highway in Colorado has smoke coming out of its wheels.  It drives up one of those …

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3 Reminders With Dave Cox from the Brainerd Fire Department About Fire Prevention

When it comes to spring time there seems to be a stretch of weather that goes from very wet to very dry in just a few days.  So I thought I’d bring up how important it is that we all stay vigilant in guarding against fire.  And of course it was just a couple weeks ago that we lost a …

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If You Send Your Kids To Camp This Summer, Send Snake Repellent And Almost $150,000 Dollars

Talk about a summer bummer, a nine year old who has enjoying camp with her peers has quite the experience to tell after getting bit by a copperhead snake in the boulders of Illinois. Oakley Yoder didn’t see the snake until she felt it bite her right foot. Luckily, the trained  camp counselors knew they needed to get her medical …

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Looks Like Another Tick-Borne Virus Has Made It To The Lakes Area

Anyone who has dealt with Lyme’s Disease knows that it’s no picnic. Well, it looks like a tick-borne virus even worse has made it into our backyard. It’s called the Powassan virus, and there are already 20 confirmed cases in Minnesota. Ticks in 6 counties have tested positive, some of them very close to the Brainerd Lakes Area. The virus …

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