Islamic Resource Group (IRG) is doing talks in northern MN about the Muslim experience.  They will be in Brainerd this Saturday January 13th at 6pm at Central Lakes College with a talk called "Islam and Muslims:  Beyond Stereotypes".  John Emery from IRG was back on the air with us this morning to tell us more. 

IRG is available to speak to your school, civic or faith community groups.  Their mission is to build bridges through education.    Go to to find out more. 

John Bauer posed this to our hockey commentator from Brainerd, Dan Anderson. 

The Verse Like Water poetry series has brought nationally recognized American poets to the Chalberg Theater stage on the Central Lakes College Campus in Brainerd for the past six years.

Central Lakes College

Do you believe in ghosts?  Do you love to be scared?  Brainerd Community Theater is getting into the spirit of Halloween with the chilling production The Woman in Black.  Patrick Spradlin and Kevin Yeager bring the two man production to life this weekend at the Chalberg Theater on the Central Lakes College campus in Brainerd.  In this segment of Area Voices, Spradlin and Yeager share insights on the ghost story.

Brainerd Curling Club

MaryJo Hamilton joined us this morning to tell us about the origins and the 11th season of the Brainerd Lakes Area Curling Club.  This season for the first time they are hosting a 10 day national tournament. 

TEDx Gull Lake

TEDx events carry the TED mission of ideas worth sharing to communities all across the country.  The TEDx experiences are locally organized and  have inspired "ah-ha moments" in audience members  while making a positive impact on the communities that host them.

Brainerd Dispatch

We talked with Sheila Haverkamp who is the Executive Director of the Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation about how a private-public parternership over 13 years ago has created a fiber optic network that is attracting new people and new businesses to the Brainerd Area. 

February 8, 2017

Entrepreneurs find a technology-friendly home in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Katie Carter


Women's Marches took place across the world Saturday.  Australia, Qatar, France, Calgary, and Guatemala are just a few places around the globe that people marched.   Across the United States, people marched. in Minnesota, people marched in solidarity in communities across the state including Bemidji, Mankato, Duluth and Longville.  A bus load of women and girls left Bemidji at 5:00 Saturday morning and headed south to March in St. Paul Women's March.  In this Area Voices segment, find out why they went and how it turned out.