With a steady cadence of drumming setting the tone, Chippewa tribal members set off in canoes into a rich sea of wild rice. They’d gathered on the shores of Hole In The Day Lake, north of Brainerd, in an intended show of civil disobedience. What they wanted to show was the free harvest of native rice without a state required license.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has moved to defuse a treaty rights challenge by issuing a group of Chippewa Indians a special permit to harvest wild rice on Hole-in-the-Day Lake.
A group of Ojibwe Native Americans has put the Dayton administration on notice that it plans to harvest wild rice without state licenses later this month to try to assert rights they believe they hold under an 1855 treaty. They plan to gather wild rice on Hole-in-the-Day Lake in Nisswa on Aug. 27 and are urging conservation officers not to issue citations or seize their wild rice or harvesting equipment.
We’ve all had those days. The days when you just need a gosh, darn drink. Well, now one brewery owner in the Brainerd/Baxter area is here to help you with those days. Only he’s giving you a Gull Dam beer.
It was against Minnesota law to refuse wedding services to same-sex couples even before Minnesota legalized gay marriage in 2013. But a Republican State Senator says businesses should not be forced to provide commercial service if it violates their religious beliefs.
A Republican lawmaker wants to install a bust of former U.S. Sen. Rod Grams in the Minnesota Capitol. Sen. Paul Gazelka of Nisswa’s bill is to be formally introduced Wednesday and would honor Grams, who died in 2013. Grams was a news anchor at KMSP-TV for nearly a decade before winning a congressional seat in 1992 as a Republican.
A head-on collision between a car and a pick-up truck in Crow Wing county left a 4-year-old girl and her mother seriously injured.
A 72-year-old woman was killed and two others were hurt Sunday in a two-vehicle crash near Nisswa, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities were called at about 12:49 p.m. Sunday to the intersection of County Road 103 and County Road 3 in Crow Wing County on report of a broadside crash involving two vehicles.
The 2014 fishing season has officially kicked off, with the state’s lieutenant governor taking a quick 2-0 lead over Gov. Mark Dayton in walleye catches. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon began the fishing season Saturday morning at one minute after midnight. They and others took to the waters at the Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake in Nisswa.
The start of the fishing season is just hours away, and fishermen and women are gearing up to head out at midnight.
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.
With the long, cold winter we all endured, we weren’t sure this day would ever come. The Freshwater Society and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Water Patrol officially made the call Thursday morning that the ice is now officially out on Lake Minnetonka.
A 23-year-old Nisswa man died Friday morning after the car he was in veered to avoid stalled traffic and collided with an on-coming van, the State Patrol says.
A candidate with a well-known Minnesota name has jumped into the race for Congress. Stewart Mills, a third generation vice president of the Midwest retail chain store Mills Fleet Farm, is a Republican running to unseat the incumbent Democratic Congressman Rick Nolan.
At least three workers were injured Friday in a construction accident at a northern Minnesota church.
Crews responded to a church in Nisswa after a collapse occurred while workers were constructing an addition. Authorities said the collapse happened at the Timberwood Church on Highway 371 at about 7:15 a.m. Friday.
We will never grow pineapples or enjoy lakeside palm trees in Minnesota. But now we can “hang 10.” Stand up paddle boarding has exploded in popularity over the past few years.
The 3-year-old Nisswa boy who drowned in Edna Lake has been identified.
Authorities said a 3-year-old boy is dead as the result of an apparent drowning in a Nisswa Lake Monday night. The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office was called at about 6:25 p.m. Monday on a report of an unresponsive 3-year-old boy who was found in Lake Edna in Nisswa.
It was planned to be a huge fundraiser for a central Minnesota Boy Scout camp. But Washington’s budget cuts have grounded a popular and profitable air show.
On Thursday, Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer headed up to the Brainerd Lakes Area. Wind chills were recorded as low as 40 below, but that didn’t stop the two from visiting Gull Lake in Nisswa.
On Friday morning, Irene Hagen got a call to her Nisswa home from her daughter in Newtown, Connecticut. Joann Hagen Bacon told Irene that 6-year-old Charlotte’s school was in lockdown and she was headed that way. It wouldn’t be for another few hours they would learn their granddaughter was one of the 20 first-graders killed.
This weekend’s snowstorm made for some good waves on Lake Superior.
Beat the winter blahs with these fun and family friendly road trip destinations within a few hours of the Twin Cities.
Consider taking a break and checking out one of the best fall family getaways in Minnesota.