Earlier this month, the Brainerd area lost a longtime community proponent and one of the state's broadcasting pioneers - June Persons.
Persons, along with her husband, Charlie, started and owned KVBR radio for many years.
Minnesota and much of the nation was locked in an Arctic blast over the past few weeks, but there is one spot that is much, much colder - East Antarctica, a suburb of the South Pole, recorded the world record cold checking in at -135.
Tuesday's Ryan-Murray budget deal was approved overwhelmingly Thursday afternoon. The House approved the budget 332 to 94, with 169 Republicans and 163 Democrats voting in favor, and 62 Republicans and 32 Democrats voting against.
Another round of government spending cuts is due in 2014. According to the sequestration put in place by Congress because it was too inept to enact actual across the board budget cuts, will now gut the U.S. military, according to Rep.