Andy Hammre

Up North Resorts Hurting

The bad ice conditions on a bunch of lakes in Minnesota is creating a “regional disaster” for resorts in the north central and northern parts of the state. How bad have ice conditions been this winter? So bad it’s hurting businesses that make their money off ice anglers — resorts, bait shops, fish house rentals and others. Some business owners …

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Five Guys In Baxter Announces New Opening Date

It’s as official as official can be. Five Guys is opening in just over a week. It’s officially Facebook official.   We are excited to announce that our Grand Opening will be FEBRUARY 7TH! Come check out our world-famous menu of juicy… Posted by Five Guys Baxter on Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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No more McWalMart

Just like that. The McDonald’s restaurant inside the Walmart in Baxter has closed. I ran in quick to grab a couple of things and noticed the gate was down and they had been painting. At first I thought the eatery was just getting a face-lift, but on my way out I noticed this sign. Goodbye golden arches. A 15-year run …

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Crosby Library Roof Collapses

Scary moment over the weekend in the town of Crosby. The Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library roof apparently collapsed Saturday night and city crews worked quickly in saving historic memorabilia and the books inside. Saturday, a person was walking their dog past the library when they heard a loud boom, which sounded like the roof collapsing. The passerby called 911 …

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Lymes? Meet Tick Murdering Birds!

It’s no doubt that tick borne illnesses are on the rise, especially here in Minnesota. Well this may be a way to finally combat this problem without having to douse yourself with stinky spray, that can also be harmful. Known by a few names, such as African Pheasant and Guinea Hens, one could also call this African native the “Tick …

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Minnesota Schools Ranked… Pretty Good!

There is a report out this week that ranks Minnesota as the 7th state over all in education. The report was issued by the financial news website 247wallst.com. They used a variety of measures including school funding, academic achievement, and enrollment. Here’s the stats that are quoted: Minnesota > High school graduation rate:82.7% (tied — 17th lowest) > Public school …

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Extravaganza Is a GO!

The test holes have been drilled and anglers of all ages can now rejoice… The Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza is a go! Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard, Brainerd Jaycees Chairperson Jeff Baillif and members of the media were on Hole in the Day Bay on Gull Lake this morning around 11:00. Holes were drilled, measurements were taken and …

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Scam!!

It has been brought to our attention that there is a person/group of people who is attempting to impersonate Brainerd Public Utility representatives to collect payment for delinquent utility bills via phone.The caller ID is presenting as a variation of “Brainerd Public”. The thieves ask for credit card information over the phone, creating an untraceable payment transaction. If you feel …

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Plow Season Continues

It’s snowing again!  So you know what that means,  the City of Brainerd is busy moving snow. Here’s the schedule for getting downtown cleaned up. This is from Paul Sandy’s press release: SNOW REMOVAL NOTICE Snow removal by City of Brainerd personnel in the Downtown Business District will commence at 3:00 AM on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Parking will be …

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Fish In Brainerd

The website FishingBooker.com has just issued its list of great places to find fun fishing in Winter. And as they say….”It’s no surprise” that its Brainerd at number one. Here’s the quote from their article: When we say Brainerd, we mean ice fishing! It’s no surprise that Brainerd topped our winter fishing destinations list. Based in central Minnesota, Brainerd is …

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