COVID-19

Locally Sourced Hand Sanitizer

If you have attempted to purchase hand sanitizer in the last month, you know it is impossible to find in stores. So it is great news when local businesses team up to bring a new solution to the problem. The two businesses are Jack Pine Brewing in Baxter, and the new Five Rocks Distilling Co. in Northeast Brainerd.

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BREAKING: Aitkin County Reports Its First Confirmed Case Of COVID-19

Bring Me The News reports that seventeen more people have died from the novel coronavirus in Minnesota, a single-day high since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the state on March 6, according to an update from the state health department Friday morning (4/17/20).

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Keeping Kids Fed On The Weekend

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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