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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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Coats For Kids 2020

We have seen some colder weather lately, so got me thinking that we should start thinking about the kids, and this winter. There is a Coats For Kids drop off location until October 19th at Crystal Cleaners in Brainerd and the Kinship office in Brainerd as well. Coats, hats, scarves, mittens, snow pants, boots are all in need. They ask …

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Donate To Stuff A Bus Today

Help us help the independent school districts in the Brainerd Lakes area get the school supplies they will need to get through the school year. In addition to the standard school supplies, things like masks, hand sanitizer, face shields, paper towels and tissues will be in demand (more items below). Drop off your school supply donations at Lonesome Cottage Furniture …

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