Getting from Point A to Point B on Highway 371 - the Brainerd lakes area's main north-south thoroughfare - involved a few new wrinkles in 2013.
Road construction and realignment were a big part of summer travels through Nisswa and points north.
The generosity of supporters of the Brainerd Salvation Army and the Marine Corps League, Heartland Detachment means that Christmas morning will be a little brighter for the four daughters of Gregory and Cassandra Gerdes of south Brainerd.
PIERZ - Move over, Billy Joel. Marcella Flicker is back at the keyboard.
The 89-year-old Pierz woman who played at piano bars and in bands in Crow Wing and Morrison counties for more than 45 years is making a comeback this weekend.
Kelly McCalla, a longtime Central Lakes College administrator, was laid off last week from his position as dean of liberal arts and sciences.
CLC President Larry Lundblad said McCalla, who has worked at the college for 25 years, was laid off.