The annual Polar Bear Plunge on Pelican Lake at Breezy Point Resort raised $93,000 for Special Olympics Minnesota.
About 300 people braved below zero temperatures and wind chills to jump into the lake.
Do you know any of these members of the girls' basketball team at Pequot Lakes High School in 1923-24? It appears the photo was taken in front of the former school building, which is now Scandia North Apartments. Find the answer on page 9A.
A lifelong Brainerd lakes area resident, Mike Hemmerich remembers a time when his bus ride on State Highway 371 from Nisswa to Brainerd High School was nothing more than trees and lakes all the way to the old Paul Bunyan Land.
Pequot Lakes Schools' new athletic center is drawing crowds - and not just of students.
The new gyms and walking track are well used by the community, said school board member and volunteer Curt Johnson.
Pat Netko of Crosslake believes in the importance of community.
Netko has been in Crosslake since 1997, but her community pride would make you think she was a native. She grew up in Laurens, Iowa, where she was raised with community...
Whether it was the abundance of snow or the somewhat warmer temperatures, the 42nd annual Nisswa Winter Jubilee had a large number of snow sculptures this year at eight.
The annual winter festival was celebrated Friday-Sunday, Feb.
Amanda Fleming was named queen while Shane Sepin was named king at the Pine River-Backus High School Snodaze celebration Friday morning, Feb. 14.
Prince and princess were Cole Larson and Rebekah Geschwill.
Criminals target people who appear to be easier targets, but sheriff's departments throughout the nation are forming alliances to educate and protect a group that is often assumed to be trusting and off guard.
Have you ever wanted to write down your childhood memories to pass down to your children and grandchildren?
At a workshop called A Time to Remember, you will be guided in creating your own collection of stories that will be...
Name: Dennis Schupp
Hometown: Pequot Lakes
What are you doing at the Pequot Lakes Library today? I am picking up some new books. I got a two week's supply of reading here.
Hobbies: Reading, time on the computer.
For some, winter is a welcome relief from the heat, humidity and, more often than not, brown grass and leaves of the summer and fall seasons. The white snow could be seen as a blank slate, fit for starting fresh; a new beginning.
AARP volunteer tax aides are preparing income tax, rent credit and property tax refund forms for low- to middle-income people with special emphasis for those over age 60 in the Brainerd lakes area.
This is a free service for those eligible.
Don Eveland is a member of one of Backus' founding families, so it might be no surprise that he resides now in Backus, though that was not always his intention.
Eveland is a Backus native and number 12 of 14 siblings.
Though it was a bit chilly, there was plenty of soup to warm up with at Crosslake WinterFest and SoupFest Saturday, Feb. 1.
Numerous businesses - restaurants, retail and beyond - competed in SoupFest this year, vying for the golden ladle.
Mary Plein, of Ideal Township, resides at the center of the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway - literally and figuratively.
She's involved in both the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association (PBSBA) and the Ideal Community Service Organization (ICSO).
Pequot Lakes High School's One Acts team placed third overall for its performance of "The Flying Doctor" at sectional competition.
Pequot Lakes hosted the competition Saturday, Feb. 1, at the school's auditorium, where eight teams competed.
Barbara Beck, the Working Together Coalition's Be Inspiring recipient for February, has been a youth advocate, involved community leader and a smart, vivacious member on numerous committees for years. Many of her jobs and positions revolve...