Category: News

2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday in Baxter

By: Ben Aberg (9/24/21) 3wi@rjbroadcasting.com Brainerd, MN — The local Walk to End Alzheimer’s is set for Saturday, September 25th at Forestview Middle School. We spoke with Walk Manager Brenda Conley about the options for this year’s walk. Where do the funds go for the walk? For those who will not be taking part in…
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R & J Broadcasting, Inc Owner Jim Birkemeyer to be Inducted into First Class of Ada-Borup-West Hall of Fame

Ada, MN — R & J Broadcasting Incorporated owner Jim Birkemeyer will have his legacy cemented in history this weekend as he’s inducted into the first class of the Ada-Borup-West Hall of Fame! Birkemeyer, or “Birk” as he’s more commonly known, began his broadcasting career in 1981, but began his legacy as the voice for…
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Corps of Engineers announces temporary closure at Gull Lake boat ramp

–RELEASE–(9/24/21) ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will temporarily close the boat launch at Gull Lake, near Brainerd, Minnesota, to reconstruct the ramp, beginning Sept. 27. The ramp will be closed for about two weeks. Over time, activities such as driving boats onto trailers at landings and propeller wash…
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Picture Perfect Fall In Store for Lake Park Pumpkin Fest

Lake Park, MN — Not too warm…not too cold. This weekend looks to offer nearly perfect fall weather, which will be great for the many fall events planned throughout the region. Perhaps none will benefit more than the annual Lake Park Pumpkin Fest. Committee member Terri Nelson says the nice weather should bring out hundreds…
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Hawley Elementary Sets Record for Enrollment

Hawley, MN — During this week’s Hawley School News program, we learned that the Hawley elementary is continuing to grow. Elementary Principal Chris Ellingson shared that enrollment this fall is up to 570 students, which is the highest it’s ever been. As the school grows, the district has been dealing with many of the growing…
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Oktoberfest this Sunday at Norman County Fairgrounds!

Ada, MN — Get a taste of Germany this Sunday, September 26th as part of the Oktoberfest meal at the Norman County Fairgrounds Coliseum. The Norman County Agricultural Society is continuing up their tradition of serving up smorgasbord of german sausage, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, potato salad, dinner rolls, and delicious homemade desserts. Norman…
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Crash claims life of Little Falls man

A 39-year-old Little Falls man died at a hospital following a vehicle crash Wednesday 2 milessouth of Little Falls. The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office was called at 6:32 p.m. to a one-vehicle crash on Harvest Road, just south of Iris Road, in Little Falls Township. The sheriff’s office reported the driver, Aaron Mielke of Little…
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Pillager Public Schools Update from Superintendent Mike Malmberg

By: Ben Aberg (9/23/21) 3wi@rjbroadcasting.com Pillager, MN — Pillager Schools Superintendent Mike Malmberg first discussed the 2022 levy going down almost four percent. Malmberg discussed the first budget revision and enrollment tying in. Nothing much has changed in the early weeks of the school year in terms of COVID-19. The CTC Center is coming along;…
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Man airlifted after hitting boat trailer on motorcycle

By Paul Vold kkin@rjbroadcasting.com (9/24/21) (Mille Lacs County, MN) — A motorcycle rider was airlifted after striking a boat trailer on Highway 169 in Mille Lacs County. The Minnesota State Patrol reports that a 2006 Harley Davidson XL 1200, ridden by 28-year-old Zachary Olson of Mora, was southbound on Highway 169 and was passing a…
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