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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.

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Search For Service Awards Nominees Continues

Nominations still open for Distinguished Service Awards Derived from the Ten Outstanding Young Americans program, and the long history of Brainerd Community Action’s Citizen of the year, “The DSA” typically honors 10 individuals annually.

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Not Business As Usual Concert In Deerwood

The Deerwood Summer Fest is not going to be business as usual this year! The events that have framed this summer time event have been sacked because of the virus. The Deerwood Civic and Commerce group has worked out a plan to salvage some summer fun with in the confines of the Covid restrictions. Here are the details of this …

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Big Gulp Coming to the BLA

Just as we are getting used to calling the Super America stores Speedway, another change is coming.

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Good Sam Bowl 2020 Officially Canceled

Back when all of this pandemic stuff began in March we assumed that we would just get to move a few events to fall and likely get back to it then.

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No Lakes Bluegrass Festival For 2020

The Pine River Area Foundation (PRAF), owners of the Lakes Bluegrass Festival, announced today (Thursday) that the 15th Annual Festival will be postponed until August 25 – 29, 2021.

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Statewide Mask Mandate Likely

KSTP Chief Political Reporter Tom Hauser reports that Gov. Tim Walz is likely to announce a statewide mask mandate at the press conference today (Wednesday).  In the last few weeks, the governor has hinted that a mask mandate was possible. Walz has scheduled a news conference with health officials and business owners to announce his “next steps in the state’s …

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Breaking–NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals Postponed At BIR

A Press release from Brainerd International Raceway announced today that the 39th Annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was scheduled for Aug. 13-16.  A new date has not been set.

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BREAKING: Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office Looking For Missing Teen

The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway. 17-year-old Jason Tibbetts was last seen on the evening of 6-23-2020 wearing blue jean’s and a black shirt. He is approximately 5’7″, 128 lbs with blonde hair and hazel colored eyes. Jason is special needs and may be in the City of Aitkin or the …

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