Tragedy seems to run a little deeper when it affects a small town.
On Thanksgiving Day Byron David Smith admittedly shot and killed teens Nicholas Brady and Haile Kifer as the pair allegedly attempted to burglarize Smith's rural...
Twelve families lost their homes Sept. 27 when a fire destroyed the Hillcrest Apartment building in south Brainerd, leaving 20 people without.
All the families were able to escape to safety and were offered emergency shelter at the...
After an economic drought, 2012 saw an increase in commercial construction in the lakes area.
In Baxter, property tax collection from "new commercial construction" rose from $9.6 million in 2005 to $25.5 million in 2006.
Ongoing since spring 2012 - with discussion and disputes dating to years before that - construction on College Drive was completed in fall 2012. Included in that completion, the city of Brainerd introduced drivers and the community to...
In 2012, Brainerd's unemployment rate did something it hadn't been able to accomplish since December of 2007.
In 54 months, the city's jobless rate dropped below double-digits just four times, three times in 2008 and once...
It looks like winter has most definitely arrived in the Brainerd lakes area this year. Blanketed in white and temperatures expected out of Minnesota winters, this year looks to be the complete opposite of what was seen less than a year ago.
It was 1909 - more than 100 years ago - when what is known today as W.W. Thompson Concrete came to life in Brainerd.
Brainerd then was a rough lumber town and there was a need for homes to be built for the lumberjacks and their families.
With thousands of contractors in all aspects of the building trade forced out of business in a sinking housing market, home construction numbers have proven to be downright depressing.
But something seems to be happening - something...
Julie Gowen looked around the showroom at the Floor to Ceiling Store in Baxter, noticed her coworkers in tears and knew something was up.
Gowen, who had worked as an interior designer at the store for six years, was the last employee...
In Pat Ebnet's mind, "He's just the farmer."
In the minds of the Minnesota chefs he supplies, Ebnet is "The duck guy."
Ebnet is the owner, operator, driver and anything-else guy at Wild Acres Farm Fresh...
After years of sporadic or largely nonexistent construction in the lakes area in the wake of the Great Recession, 2012 proved to be the year the economic recovery took solid steps.
Jobs. Construction. Development.
If you think you know Range, think again.
The Brainerd-based company may have its roots firmly planted in the printing industry, but its services extend beyond paper and ink.
Range has been rebranded with a new name, logo and mission.