Three finalists for the Brainerd Lakes Chamber's second Business Excellence Award represent advertising, manufacturing and recreation.
The companies range from a handful of employees to more than 400 and from Brainerd to Merrifield to Crosslake.
MERRIFIELD - Clow Stamping has come full circle and then some.
A few years ago, the company was - like many other area businesses - in survival mode.
Now the Merrifield-based manufacturer is on its third expansion in three years.
One day after the summer season ended at his family business, Mike Stone was already at work putting in new carpet in his mini-golf facility for 2014.
For Stone, the key to growth of Crosswoods Golf complex in Crosslake is an ability to adapt.
BAXTER - For Baxter City Council members a joint project to rebuild Inglewood Drive to a 10-ton capacity offers a cost savings but only works with annexation.
Council members have considered the Inglewood Drive project for weeks.
BAXTER - Baxter's town meeting on Sept. 14 gives residents a chance to voice their views on directions the city should take and get answers to questions on everyday issues.
The town meeting begins at 9 a.m. Sept.
BAXTER — Should Baxter join Brainerd and work to create silent train crossings?
Baxter City Council members considered the option Tuesday, but noted it could come with a considerable price tag as other communities have spent millions to eliminate the whistle sounds as trains cross street intersect...
Can the community play a more important role in helping individuals meet those goals?
Minnesota’s Statewide Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) is aimed at healthier and stronger communities, and decreasing obesity and tobacco use — drivers in health care costs.
The state reports two out of every t...
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What is a "living wage" for a family of four in the Brainerd Lakes Area?