Each gift - one by one - wrapped to perfection with ribbons and bows, ready to be placed under the Christmas tree.
Not everyone is good at wrapping the perfect present or would rather not want the hassle - and if that is the case, you are in luck.
inging the bell for the Brainerd Salvation Army is the least that Wendy Pearson can do.
Pearson, 50, who recently moved to Brainerd from Pequot Lakes, said the Salvation Army has helped her out in her time of need.
Brainerd lakes area residents had to dig out of the snow over the weekend winter storm and brave the Monday morning work commute.
The National Weather Service (NWS) in Duluth reported that 5.2 inches of snow fell in Brainerd, with 6.
It was a near empty house for Monday's public hearing on Brainerd's proposed 2013 budget and levy.
The Brainerd City Council held the public hearing that allows residents the chance to ask questions about the city's budget and levy.
Brainerd firefighters Saturday rescued a dog from icy waters on Gilbert Lake in Brainerd.
The Brainerd Fire Department was called at 9:44 a.m. to a report of a chocolate Labrador falling though the ice about a 100 yards from shore.
Dale and Breana Kircher of Long Prairie were high school sweethearts.
Dale graduating in 2009 and Breana in 2010 from Long Prairie High School, the two married and have three daughters - Sophia, 3, Kayleigh, 2 and Averi, 6 months. Life was good.
Baxter and Brainerd police departments have fielded a dozen calls each since releasing the news Tuesday about a suspicious white male driving a white minivan and verbally approaching six Forestview Middle School students, but as of yet have turned up no firm leads, officials reported Wednesday.
Six Forestview Middle School students - at two separate locations - were verbally approached Tuesday morning by a suspicious white male driving an older white van with dark trim and luggage racks.
Baxter Police Chief Jim Exsted said around 8 a.m.
BAXTER - Baxter residents have seen their property market values go down for 2013, as well as their property taxes - which could be a reason why no one attended Monday's 2013 budget and tax levy presentation.
A Brainerd retail store that sells sexually explicit inventory is taking Crow Wing County to federal court over guidelines in the county's sexually oriented businesses ordinance.
Ronald Beattie Jr., owner of Risky Business Novelties and Videos Inc.