Home-care jobs are increasing in the Brainerd lakes area as the Little Falls office reports it is hiring an estimated 10-30 employees this year in health care and registered nursing positions in and around Brainerd.
BAXTER - The waiting rooms are empty and the halls are quiet at the new medical clinic in Baxter, but that will change soon.
After years of planning and months of construction, the Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Baxter Clinic will open Feb. 6.
It began as a friendly conversation between friends and curling enthusiasts.
The dream of having a dedicated curling center in Brainerd - the first of its kind - fueled countless hours of volunteer work to take dream to cold, hard, icy reality.
This April, the Brainerd Area Civic Center and Gold Medal Arena won't be the setting for the traditional Commerce and Industry Show.
Instead, the C&I show will be replaced by the Brainerd Lakes Marketplace - on April 13-14.
Butch Lund was 21 when he last saw Vietnam as a soldier with the 4th Infantry.
It was 1968. He arrived in country during the Tet offensive. In March, Lund, who lives near Backus, plans to return to Vietnam as part of an aid expedition.