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Mid MN Women’s Shelter In Need Of Supplies Do To Covid-19

With “shelter in place” continuing, much of the country and here locally, are seeing a spike in domestic abuse cases. It has been brought to my attention that there is a dire need for help and donations at the Mid Minnesota Women’s Center in Brainerd and the Alex & Brandon Child Safety Center.  With many people forced to stay home, many …

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Loon Tube: Have You Seen Kiara, the Volleyball-Playing Dog?

There’s a Norwegian beach volleyball player named Mathias Bernsten, and a video of him and his dog Kiara has gone viral.  That’s because they’re playing volleyball against two other people, and Kiara is totally holding her own. Mathias tips the ball to her, she puts it back in the air with her nose, and then he hits it over the …

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NFL To Host ‘Draft-A-Thon’ To Benefit COVID-19 Relief Efforts

It’s no secret the NFL draft is going to be way different this year with everything going on, but with those changes comes a great idea. The NFL announced that the 2020 NFL Draft will serve as a three-day virtual fundraiser benefiting six charities — selected by the NFL Foundation — that are battling the spread of COVID-19 and delivering relief to …

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Brainerd Lakes Race For The Cure

21 years ago a group of ambitious and dedicated people approached me to emcee an event in the Brainerd Lakes called the “Run for the Cause”.  It was a test run, if you will, to see if the Susan G Komen foundation would consider the Brainerd Lakes as a site to host a Komen For The Cure event. 

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Keeping Kids Fed Over The Weekends

Keeping tummies full, even on the weekends, is the goal of a community program that has served more than 560 hungry kids in the Lakes area.  Three week ago, the schools were closing and businesses were changing the how they operate and the concern of how young people would fare became an issue in the community.

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