Author: Danielle Henagin

First In-Person Baxter City Council Meeting in 14 Months – BLAEDC Updates

The Baxter city council members met for the first time since March 27th of 2020 after all city council meetings were conducted virtually since they declared a local emergency in the wake of the corona virus. The executive director of the Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corp., Tyler Glynn was first on the agenda with…
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June 6, 2021 0

Local Doctors Warn About Dangerous Temperatures

The forecast through Tuesday, June 8th includes temperatures reaching close to 100 degrees. Area physicians warn that these temperatures, especially without a gradual increase in temperatures allowing our bodies to acclimate, can lead to dangerous conditions such as heatstroke or heat exhaustion. Dr. Alex Harsha of Lakewood Health System said, “I think younger people –…
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June 5, 2021 0

Interviews Set for Interim Pequot Lakes Superintendent, June 7th

On Monday, June 7th at 6pm, the Pequot Lakes School Board will be interviewing four candidates for an interim superintendent position. Superintendent Chris Lindholm resigned effective June 30th after accepting the superintendent position in the Cook County School District. He has been the Pequot Lakes superintendent since 2013. The interviews are to be held in…
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June 5, 2021 0

No New Crow Wing County COVID-19 Cases – A First Since September 2020

It has been nine months since Crow Wing County has seen a report of no new COVID-19 cases. Reports of new cases across the seven county region (Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena) were all within the single digits, bringing the region’s total since Sunday to just 35 cases. Crow Wing…
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June 5, 2021 0

What is Project Radio Outreach?

R & J Broadcasting, Inc. presents Project Radio Outreach, a company-wide initiative that is based on bringing awareness of meaningful and impactful organizations within our communities to our listeners. Our mission with Project Radio Outreach is to help non-profit, charitable, and other such organizations that benefit those in our community that are in need using…
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June 1, 2021 0

Northern Lakes Rescue Looking to be Rescued Themselves

There are an estimated 70 million stray dogs and cats in the U.S. at any given time, with about 6-8 million entering shelters each year, according to the Humane Society of the United States.  Northern Lakes Rescue is just one of the thousands of pet rescue organizations in the U.S. doing its part to put…
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April 4, 2021 0

Multiple Active Cases of COVID-19 Variant Reported in Morrison County

On Tuesday, March 30th, Morrison County reported seeing an increase in active COVID-19 cases and multiple active cases of the variant strain known as B.1.1.7., which was first identified in the United Kingdom in the fall of 2020 and was detected in the U.S. at the end of 2020. Morrison County Public Health reported in…
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April 4, 2021 0

The American Legion in Nisswa to Host National Commander, James Oxford

American Legion National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford will speak Wednesday, April 7, at the American Legion in Nisswa on issues of importance to Minnesota veterans. American Legion members, community leaders and residents are welcome to attend the program scheduled from 5-8 p.m., with a supper at 6 p.m. and the remarks to follow. Among…
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April 3, 2021 0

Concerns Raised Over Recent Crosslake Community School Departures

Executive Director, Cliff Skagen, and Director of Online Learning, Stacy Bender recently departed from Crosslake Community School, raising questions and concerns from both former employees, school staff, and the general public. On Friday, March 12th, Skagen resigned from his position while Bender was terminated. Their respective departures stemmed from a conflict of interest that violated…
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April 3, 2021 0

Baxter City Council Voice Concerns Regarding Possible Internet Disruptions

Changes expected later this summer from the Federal Communications Commission could have significant negative effects for internet connectivity for Baxter residents. Council member John Ward said, “There are a whole lot of people in the city of Baxter in our whole area that are going to lose their internet.” With state and federal funding available…
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February 7, 2021 0