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Northern Minnesota’s Paul Bunyan Trail Extended

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says Paul Bunyan State Trail has now been extended to Crow Wing State Park in Brainerd.

07/28/2014

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Brainerd Man, 86, Killed In Tractor Accident Named

Authorities have released the name of an 86-year-old Brainerd man who was killed in a tractor accident last week. The Cass County sheriff’s office identifies the victim as Reuben Root.

07/14/2014

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Brainerd Man, 86, Dies In Tractor Accident

An 86-year-old Brainerd man died when a tractor pinned him late Tuesday afternoon, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. At 5:56 p.m., authorities responded to the report of a man pinned by a tractor in a shed at a residence in Sylvan Township.

07/09/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The Morning News With Dave Lee “GOIN TO THE LAKE” In Brainerd….

What a great time in the Brainerd Lakes area!

07/01/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Chris & Esme Visit Brainerd Lakes Area (Day 2)

On Thursday, Chris Shaffer and Esme Murphy headed up to the Brainerd Lakes Area to ride horses, cruise Gull Lake and take on a massive burger challenge at Hassies Saloon and Eatery. It’s all part of WCCO’s Goin’ To The Lake: All Summer Long event. Each week, familiar ‘CCO faces are going out to the lake until the start of the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

06/27/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Northland Arboretum

Just minutes away from the hubbub of the twin cities of Brainerd and Baxter is the Northland Arboretum. It’s almost a shock to find yourself so close to the fully built-out stretch of Highway 371 that goes through Baxter and just down the street from Fleet Farm, and yet you’re in a peaceful, calm nature preserve.

06/26/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Lost Lake Lodge

It’s so tucked away into the woods that you could easily drive right by it and never know it’s there—perhaps a good reason for the name: Lost Lake Lodge.

06/23/2014

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State Patrol: 1 Dead In Crow Wing County Motorcycle Crash

A motorcyclist is dead after a crash with an SUV Monday afternoon in Brainerd, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the accident at about 2:39 p.m. on Highway 210 and 3rd Street.

06/10/2014

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Best Memorial Day Getaways In Or Near Minnesota

Get out of town for a long weekend this Memorial Day.

05/17/2014

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Minnesotans Get Out On The Water For Fishing Opener

Nearly a half million people are out on Minnesota’s lakes this weekend for the state fishing opener. Governor Dayton was in the Brainerd Lakes area, trying his luck on Gull Lake. The governor was among thousands of Minnesotans who got out on the water at the stroke of midnight.

05/10/2014

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Frank & Chris Head To Governor’s Fishing Opener

The Governor’s Fishing Opener kicks off the walleye and northern pike season at midnight Friday. This year’s festivities are being held in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Gov. Mark Dayton will fish out of Grand View Lodge in Nisswa on Gull Lake.

05/08/2014

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Gov. Dayton Heads To Brainerd For Fishing Opener

It’ll be a busy weekend on Minnesota lakes as about 500,000 anglers are expected to be on the water for the annual Fishing Opener. Gov. Mark Dayton will be one of them, as he’ll be hitting the Brainerd Lakes Area for the 67th Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener.

05/08/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Meat Raffle

Meat raffles are as much a part of Minnesota culture as hot dish and hockey. And if you walk into a VFW or American Legion on a weekend night, it’s a good bet you’ll find one in progress. But where can you find the best?

04/24/2014

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DNR, MDHA Host Listening Sessions For Deer Hunters

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association will host a series of listening sessions for deer hunters to learn more about the state of deer after this year’s winter.

03/10/2014

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Playwright’s ‘Hamlet’ Hits The Road In Minnesota

Minnesota playwright Jeffrey Hatcher is taking his one-man show about his childhood experience staging Hamlet on the road this month. “Jeffrey Hatcher’s Hamlet” will travel to seven Minnesota communities. Hatcher was 11 when he adapted, directed and performed in Shakespeare’s drama “Hamlet” for a fifth-grade English class in Steubenville, Ohio.

03/08/2014

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