News & Announcements

Covid Community Testing

Survey teams from the Minnesota Department of Health will be in Brainerd,  Nisswa, and Crosslake in the coming days conducting community assessments. The team members are public health workers and will be wearing vests with nametags that identify them as members of MDH CASPER TEAM. Their vehicles will also be labeled with COVID-19 Survey Team. Survey teams will ask residents …

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Could The 1950’s Teach Us A Few Things?

No internet, no cellphones. Black and white TV, no hi def or smart televisions. In 1950 people would greet one another as they passed each other on the street. in 1950 the major disciplinary issue in schools were gum chewing and talking during class. In 1950 people would make an effort to look nice when they would go out in …

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Local Heroes Set Out To Fight Wild Fires

Twenty-nine Minnesota firefighters representing seven Minnesota fire departments are headed to Oregon to help with the wildfire fight. It’s the first time Minnesota has sent firefighters and apparatus under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC). They’ll assist fire teams from all over the country in containing the deadly and damaging wildfires. Tuesday morning, firefighters trained on fire sheltering in case fast-moving …

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Weird News– Homeowner Reported As Squatter

Can you imagine coming home and finding a sign like this in your yard?  In the past week, Jacksonville, Florida police say they’ve been called to a home three times on reports of squatting, and that someone even placed a sign on the yard indicating squatters live there. But there’s one issue—the homeowner says he’s living there.

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Did Someone Say FIREBALL?

Pumpkin pie is good, but Fireball pumpkin pie is GREAT. That extra kick of cinnamon does wonders and we won’t tell it’s in there if you won’t. I know you love Fireball so you might as well check out this Fireball Cake too. YIELDS:8 SERVINGS PREP TIME:0 HOURS 20 MINS TOTAL TIME:5 HOURS 30 MINS INGREDIENTS FOR THE CRUST 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, cut into 1/2″ pieces …

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President Trump Planning Visit To Northern Minnesota This Week

President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Bemidji this week. According to his campaign website, the President will be at Bemidji Aviation Services around 6 p.m. for a “Great American Comeback” event, with the doors opening at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18. The original time was set for 4 p.m. with doors open at 1 p.m. This plan changed …

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Sky Junkies Rejoice

Previously there were only 12. JUST 12. In the entire world. Minnesota’s magnificent Boundary Waters have earned the 13th spot! The BWCAW  was certified this year as the 13th International Dark Sky Sanctuary in the world. At 1.098 million acres, it’s the largest Dark Sky Sanctuary and is the first federally designated wilderness site to get this designation. It’s also …

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