Author: Danielle Henagin

Hunt #6 Dollar has been FOUND

Our current Scavenger Hunt prize has been found! Brandl Chevrolet Buick GMC in Aitkin would like to congratulate Alaina Henline for finding the hidden dollar at the Aitkin City Park. Alaina has won a prize valued at about $325 courtesy of R & J Broadcasting, Inc. Congratulations, Alaina! Our next hunt begins on Monday!


September 24, 2021 0

Catherine Blonigen Appointed as First Ever Executive Director of Family Services Collaborative

The Family Services Collaborative of the Lakes Area recently announced the appointment of Catherine Blonigen as the first-ever executive director of the organization. Blonigen has nearly two decades of executive leadership expertise with experience in fund development, service innovation, program development, communication and collaboration and an extensive network of regional, statewide, and national partners. The…
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September 12, 2021 0

Preliminary Tax Levy Increase of 3.5% Approved for Cass County

Cass County approved a preliminary tax increase with its 2022 budget and levy work, but will be looking at ways to reduce that number before final adoption. After a lengthy discussion at the Tuesday county board meeting, the Cass County Commissioners approved a preliminary 2022 tax levy increase of 3.5% above the 2021 levy. The…
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September 12, 2021 0

Pine River Bridge Opens, Dam Replacement Update

The bridge over the Pine River in the city of Pine River has been replaced, after more than seven years of planning, marking the first half of the project to remove and replace the bridge and dam, which was declared obsolete after the state performed an audit of river crossings following the Interstate 35 bridge…
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September 12, 2021 0

The Enterprise Academy Receives Grant, Program to Expand into Brainerd and Mille Lacs Reservation

The U.S. Small Business Administration granted The Entrepreneur Fund and Initiative Foundation each $200,000 to provide direct technical assistance to low-income entrepreneurs. The funds will assist entrepreneurs with financing in order to establish and expand their small business through the Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs, or PRIME. The Initiative Foundation, based in Little Falls, will…
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September 11, 2021 0

Newly Painted Babe Statue Complete, Coming Soon to Downtown Brainerd

Brainerd teen, Aiyana Beaulieu’s concept for the new Babe the Ox statue was chosen out of nine submissions. Beaulieu’s concept is titled ‘Babe the Waabigwan Ox’ and features a bright and vibrant, Ojibwe-inspired floral design on a starkly contrasted black background, inspired by Ojibwe beadwork. ‘Waabigwan’ means flower in the Ojibwe language, and Aiyana’s art…
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September 11, 2021 0

North Freeze Dry LLC Awarded DEED Funding

The Department of Employment and Economic Development’s (DEED) Job Creation Fund awarded six Minnesota businesses funds, one of which is North Freeze Dry LLC of Little Falls. On September 8th, DEED announced that they would be awarding $2.1 million to aid the six chosen Minnesotan businesses with expansion. The projects are expected to leverage $123…
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September 11, 2021 0

Weird and Wacky Wednesday – September 1

Wisconsin McDonald’s customers shocked by cow in drive-thru. Hopefully, this order didn’t include any burgers. The drive-thru at McDonald’s offers customers a great option for getting their food without having to leave their car. This is especially useful for situations when a customer isn’t able to enter the dining room. For example, a customer traveling with a cow…
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September 1, 2021 0

Weird and Wacky Wednesday – August 11

City of Kyle, Texas, attempting to gather Kyles for Guinness World Record Aug. 10 (UPI) — The City of Kyle, Texas, is calling on people who share the municipality’s name to gather at an annual festival to set a Guinness World Record. The city said in a Facebook post that it is trying to gather as many Kyles…
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August 11, 2021 0

Home Grown Local Radio Scavenger Hunt: Part II

Our Home Grown Local Radio Scavenger Hunt is sponsored by Cub Foods of Brainerd and Baxter, Squirrelly Mama in Crosslake, Station 371 in Pine River, Lakes Area Title of Crosslake, Joe’s Pizza in Pequot Lakes, Crosslake Drug, Tyke’s Carpet Castle in Brainerd, Simply Rustic Floral Design in Crosslake, Riverwood Healthcare, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Thurlow…
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August 6, 2021 0