Tag: Brainerd Lakes

R&J Outdoors Show – Brainerd Lakes Area Fishing and Itasca State Park

Chris Meitzner – Tight Lines Guide Service, Brainerd Lakes Area Connie Cox – Itasca State Park Naturalist


June 17, 2021 0

Lakes Area Music Festival Awarded $10,000 Grant

The Lakes Area Music Festival was approved for a $10,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support its 2021 festival season. This project will serve residents and summer visitors of central Minnesota with performances of classical music, according to a news release. The festival project is among 1,073 projects across America selected to receive grants…
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February 7, 2021 0

Brainerd Salvation Army Exceeds 2020 Goal Despite Setbacks

(BRAINERD) The Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army surpassed its Red Kettle Campaign goal of $155,000 by $18,000 for a total of $173,250 even though the nonprofit had 600 hours fewer in 2020 of bell-ringing than the previous year, and with about half the number of volunteers, because of COVID-19 concerns. The Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army surpassed…
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January 2, 2021 0

Brainerd Lakes Community Day of Caring Thursday

By: Ben Aberg 3wiamstudio@gmail.com (12/14/20) Brainerd, MN — It’s the season of giving, and the ringing of bells by red kettles in the area marks giving to the Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army. After ringing bells last week, we spoke with Captain Jeff Curran about the plan’s for this year’s Day of Caring. And how is…
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December 14, 2020 0

Episode 8 – Tight-Lines Guide Service – R&J Outdoors Show

(1-25-20) Hear Chris Meitzner, local guide and owner of Tight-Lines Guide Service, talk about his favorite tackle and fishing tech to use in the Brainerd Lakes Area.


December 7, 2020 0

New Pine River Essentia Health Clinic Building to Open Nov. 23

The new Essentia Health clinic building in Pine River will officially open its doors Monday, Nov. 23. Any patients needing care should remember to go to the new building on Barclay Avenue southwest of the stoplights between Pine River State Bank and the Pine River Post Office.. “We’re moving the entire operation from the current…
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November 21, 2020 0

Essentia Health Restricts Hospital Visitors at St. Joseph’s Medical Center

Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center will restrict visitors of hospitalized patients beginning Monday, Nov. 23, with the significant growth of COVID-19 cases. Essentia reports it is taking this step to keep patients and staff safe during a time of high community prevalence. Visitors will not be allowed at the hospital except in special circumstances and…
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November 21, 2020 0

Salvation Army Looking for Bell-Ringer Volunteers

Volunteers to ring bells for the Salvation Army are needed to staff kettles at various locations throughout Brainerd, Nisswa, and Pequot Lakes. Another Red Kettle goal is 1,500 volunteer hours with new procedures this year designed to help the community stay safe and help businesses stay open during the pandemic. The Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army…
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November 21, 2020 0

Nisswa City of Lights is Now a Drive-Thru Event

The annual Nisswa City of Lights festival will now be a drive-thru event on Friday, November 27th. The City of Nisswa is inviting people to drive through town at their leisure and check out the light displays or visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in the First Western Bank and Trust drive-thru from 5 – 7pm.…
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November 21, 2020 0

Salvation Army gearing up for Holiday campaigns

With COVID-19 affecting so many people in the region, Captain Jeff Curran from the Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army joined us as they are already gearing up for the Red Kettle and Angel Tree campaigns for the holidays. Captain Curran first updates us on what’s been happening at the Salvation Army over the last couple months.…
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October 13, 2020 0