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Purple Fern opens in downtown Brainerd

Monday, July 02, 2018

Brenda Billman-Arndt, Brainerd's Destination Downtown Business Challenge winner, no longer has to dream to open her own boutique. All she has to do it turn the...
Minnesota's youth labor force growing

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

New numbers from DEED show Minnesota has more teens working during the summer. MINNESOTA - Summer is almost here and that means kids are antsy to...
Sebeka-Small Town, Lots to Offer

Monday, June 25, 2018

Sebeka has coined the phrase, “Small enough to know you, big enough to serve you.” Sebeka has its own grocery store, Ernie’s Market, which is open...
How Job Fairs Can Help Experienced Workers

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Well-run live career fairs can be an important tool for the older job seeker who knows how to use them. Here are eight reasons they can be very productive...
U.S. Treasury Approves Minnesota Opportunity Zones

Thursday, June 21, 2018

128 census tracts in Minnesota to receive the designation ST. PAUL – The U.S. Department of Treasury today approved 128 low-income census tracts in Minnesota to be designated as Opportunity...
Wadena-A Booming Town

Monday, June 18, 2018

Families from all over are moving to the Wadena area. A town of about 4,000 Wadena is a forward thinking community. The historic storefronts and...
Crosslake-Shoreline for Miles

Monday, June 11, 2018

Crosslake has lake in the name and that's appropriate for this town with about 121 miles of shoreline in city limits. About one third of...
Menagha - “Gateway to Pines”

Monday, June 04, 2018

Menagha means “blueberry” in Ojibwe. Blueberries grew abundantly in the area and were often traded throughout the region. With a rich history Menagha is known...
Staples-The Place to Be

Monday, May 28, 2018

Looking to relocate or visit a “hub” of north central Minnesota. Staples could be just the place you are looking for. Staples has a small...
Osakis-Summer Fun Destination

Monday, May 21, 2018

Osakis, on the shores of Lake Osakis, is the place to go for summer fun. Lake Osakis is a 6,300 acre lake that is fabulous...
Eagle Bend- “Minnesota's Hometown”

Monday, May 07, 2018

Eagle Bend is known as “Minnesota's Hometown” and for good reason. The town has a truly hometown feel! They aim to work hard to bring...
Browerville-The Heart of Minnesota

Monday, April 30, 2018

Browerville has a low cost of living and a major employer, Dan’s Prize. Located in Browerville’s industrial park Dan’s Prize provides custom meats across the...
Upsala-A Charming Small Town

Monday, April 16, 2018

For a small town with a neat and charming downtown, Upsala is the place to visit or even move! Check out the “city that is...
Swanville-Small Town with Lots To Do!

Monday, April 09, 2018

Looking for a small town to live but still with lots to do and see? Looking for a beautiful town with lakes around? Swanville may...
Living in Royalton

Monday, April 02, 2018

Royalton is a progressive community with a young population. The median age is 34. With a population of 1,242, Royalton is a small but growing...
Randall-The Beauty of the Lakes

Monday, March 26, 2018

Randall is in the southern part of the renowned Brainerd Lakes Area. The town has its own lakes to brag about. On the banks of...
Little Falls-History and Fun

Monday, March 19, 2018

Little Falls is one of the oldest communities in Minnesota. For true small town charm, but still with booming business and industry, Little Falls is...
A Friendly and Fun Town-Pequot Lakes

Monday, March 05, 2018

The people of Pequot Lakes, all 2,300 of them, are proud of their friendly little tourist town. In the middle of lake country, Pequot Lakes...
#DotheLake in Garrison

Monday, February 19, 2018

Garrison is home base on a trip to Lake Mille Lacs anytime during the year. Lake Mille Lacs is one of Minnesota’s largest lakes and...
East Gull Lake-A Beautiful Backdrop

Monday, February 12, 2018

With trails, parks, and resorts East Gull Lake has a beautiful backdrop. If golf sounds fun- East Gull Lake courses have 108 holes!  In town...
Cass Lake-Where Beauty Awaits

Monday, February 05, 2018

Cass Lake is known as the gateway to its namesake lake Cass Lake and the Chippewa National Forest. Fun times fishing, hunting and camping can...
Farming Traditions-Lastrup

Monday, January 29, 2018

In Morrison County near Little Falls is the friendly little town of Lastrup. This town has a beautiful city park with camping available and a...
Bowlus-A Friendly Stop on the Trail

Monday, January 22, 2018

Bowlus is the only town within stopping distance along the Soo Line Trail. The trail is great for biking and snowmobiling. As a year long...
Nisswa a True Vacation Destination

Monday, January 15, 2018

Nisswa may be a small town but in the summer it's where the fun is and the people are! In the Brainerd Lakes Area, Nisswa...

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