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Pine River Watershed Alliance to host annual meeting
GOP in disarray as budget impasse threatens shutdown, deep cuts - and default
DWI deaths down in Minnesota, but progress slowing
Crosby Music in the Park
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Destination Downtown Launch Party set June 20
Biz Buzz: Changes coming at Target
11 Minnesota nursing homes on federal 'secret' list of troubled facilities
Roundup is embroiled in cancer cases. Now its maker is putting $5 billion toward a new kind of weed killer
Documents show EPA concern over early draft of PolyMet permit
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Twins rally to give Odorizzi 10th straight win
Woodland leads Rose by one at US Open
Twins retire No. 7 uniform of Joe Mauer, ‘a kid from St. Paul’
Chuck Foreman dines with Vikings running backs, calls them impressive group
Myers: In praise of the 17-inch walleye
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Ask a Trooper: Across the line
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Myers: In praise of the 17-inch walleye
A deadly deer disease is spreading. Could it strike people, too?
Trolling for the Troops thanks veterans for their service
What's Up Outdoors: Great to see young anglers take up sport fishing
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Fostering fatherhood: Need for foster parents growing in Minnesota
Baxter veteran helps Deerwood veteran by bicycling in fundraiser
Fielding Questions: Hope for a burning bush, a noxious flower and a new hedge
Why America is embracing the widening world of non-wheat pastas
Bursack: Caregiver frustrated by mom who doesn't want physical therapy
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Commentary: Stores like Barnes & Noble used to be the bad guys, but now I'm nostalgic for them
Arctic marathoner donates amputated toes for hotel's infamous cocktail
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Library adds painting classes for art contest
Young female vocalist Lauren Alaina to make trek to Lakes Jam 2019
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Marge & Bob Marsh 65th Anniversary
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This Was Brainerd - June 16
Resiliency workshop to be hosted by Bridges of Hope
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UPDATE: Deerwood man dies in head-on crash with semitrailer
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June 13, 2019
Breaking bread: A family-style meal brings together cultures in documentary
When is dinner more than just dinner? When stories are told. And connections made. That's the premise of a new documentary, which focuses on...
June 13, 2019 - 2:00pm
June 11, 2019
Statewide equity initiative to present in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS—A rollout of a new statewide initiative is set to take place at Sprout Marketplace in Little Falls. Thriving by Design - Rural & Urban Together is a joint effort of organizations Growth & Justice and OneMN.org. Together they are working to develop the Minnesota...
June 11, 2019 - 2:15am
June 6, 2019
Crow Wing County receives grant to replace or protect septic systems
Crow Wing County recently received a $32,745 grant from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources to provide funding to replace or protect septic systems for residents. Proper septic maintenance ensures protection of groundwater from human contaminants. In 2018, $10,125 in loans...
June 6, 2019 - 8:30am
May 13, 2019
New London chef earns Master Chef title at Minced: People's Choice goes to Prairie Bay head chef
LITTLE FALLS—Three central Minnesota chefs competed in a live cooking competition featuring mystery ingredients Friday, May 10, in front...
May 13, 2019 - 9:19am
May 1, 2019
Region 5 receives 'Support Our Troops' license plate grant
The Region Five Development Commission was among five recipients of grant funds from the Support Our Troops license plate fund grant program....
May 1, 2019 - 2:00am
April 30, 2019
Public identifies local transit programs as top priorities at Region 5 transit sessions
Based on public comment and input at recent Region Five Development Commission regional transit needs session, residents identified expansion...
April 30, 2019 - 2:00pm
Breakfast After the Bell: A key to a healthy, prosperous future for our kids
In 2012, Brainerd High School began serving Breakfast After the Bell as part of University of Minnesota pilot study to learn about the best approaches and impact of making breakfast easily available to students after the beginning of the school day. Breakfast After the Bell—a...
April 30, 2019 - 5:30am
April 29, 2019
Major school solar project slated for completion with 6 solar arrays
New Energy Equity, Region Five Development Commission and Rural Renewable Energy Alliance partnered to develop six solar arrays, totaling 1.5...
April 29, 2019 - 2:00am
April 9, 2019
Buses, trains take center stage at Region 5 transit committee meeting
Mass transit was back on the docket during a recent meeting of state officials, local big wigs and community voices at the Northland Arboretum....
April 9, 2019 - 9:00am
March 17, 2019
Public meeting set to discuss Region 5 transportation needs
STAPLES—Region Five Development Commission invites Region Five residents to attend a public meeting to discuss regional transit coordination...
March 17, 2019 - 4:30am
February 16, 2019
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...
February 16, 2019 - 6:00am
February 13, 2019
R5DC and Sourcewell Partner for Welcoming Communities Initiative
STAPLES—Regional partners Region Five Development Commission and Sourcewell are teaming up to expand the Welcoming Communities program to their shared five-county region in central Minnesota. This program is focused on workforce attraction and expanding cultural agility for...
February 13, 2019 - 4:30am
February 4, 2019
PR-B School District now home to large solar array
PINE RIVER—The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance recently completed its 808-kW solar array at the Pine River-Backus School District, making...
February 4, 2019 - 7:00am
January 20, 2019
Broadband connectivity initiative continues for rural areas in Region Five
STAPLES—Broadband expansion and exploration into the rural areas of Todd and Wadena counties continues this year with a multi-year, multi-million dollar project aimed at bringing high-speed internet access to all residents in Region Five. The project is a cooperative effort...
January 20, 2019 - 2:30am
January 15, 2019
Region 5 wants to hear from residents about transportation
The Region Five Development Commission invites Region Five residents to a meeting to discuss regional transit coordination needs. The region consists of Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties. The commission was awarded a Regional Transportation Coordinating Council grant...
January 15, 2019 - 4:30am