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Minnesota mother expands 'Hunt of a Lifetime' foundation in honor of her son

One foundation is giving kids and young adults diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses a chance to explore the outdoors. Hunt of a Lifetime started in Pennsylvania, but the foundation is now growing in Minnesota thanks to one mother.


Minnesota spent $45.5 billion the past two years. Should it spend more?

It’s the thing Minnesota Republicans and Democrats have to agree on — eventually. Crafting a new, two-year state budget is lawmakers’ top priority this legislative session. The current, $45.5 billion biennial spending plan runs out June 30 and without a new one, state government will shut down.


Area residents plan public transit future

Local residents gathered to collectively brainstorm about public transit Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Pine River-Backus School commons. The discussion was led by members of the Region Five Development Commission, which formed the Region Five Regional Transportation Coordinating Council with help from gra


Boys Basketball: Warriors suffer another road loss

ALEXANDRIA—Joey Sauer's 23 points, six rebounds and four assists weren't enough to lift the Brainerd Warriors past the Alexandria Cardinals, which captured the Central Lakes Conference game 79-72 Friday, Feb. 15.


Minnesota Senator makes 2020 presidential campaign stop in Eau Claire

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar made a stop in Eau Claire Saturday morning as part of her 2020 presidential campaign trail. The visit in Eau Claire is the democratic senator's first campaign stop since announcing her run. Klobuchar says she's focused on income inequality a


Old School: The jocular snowbird of Minnesota

Off in the distance there is a faint sound that can be heard especially as 40-mile-per-hour wind gusts come up from the south. Yes, that is the sound of laughter. Who is laughing and at whom is that laughter directed?


Good Samaritan Society - Bethany named a high performer by U.S. News & World Report

Good Samaritan Society - Bethany named a high performer by U.S. News & World Report. BRAINERD, Minnesota, Jan. 8, 2019 U.S. News & World Report, a leader in rating and assessing different services across the country, has identified Good Samaritan Society Bethany as among the best nursing homes in th


GYMNASTICS: BHS duo qualifies for state, Jacks take 4th at sections

BRAINERD -- Two members of the Bemidji High School gymnastics team are headed to the Class AA state meet after their performances at the Section 8AA Meet on Saturday in Brainerd.


Eggs & Issues forum participants talk scrambled politics in St. Paul

Death and taxes may be the surities of life—at the Eggs & Issues forum hosted every year, it's taxes and more taxes, hashed out out over eggs, sausages, coffee and French toast.