Brian Moon

NHRA Officially Cancels BIR’S 2020 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

The NHRA announced that BIR’s Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals has been officially canceled this year. Originally scheduled for Aug. 13-16, the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The NHRA and BIR hoped to reschedule it this month but BIR’s location and climate this time of year presented scheduling challenges. Those who purchased tickets for this …

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Beware Of Jumping Worms In Soil, Gardening Mulch, Not To Be Used As Bait

As if we don’t have enough to deal with, Covid-19, riots, hurricanes, wildfires, MURDER HORNETS, now this. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is cautioning gardeners and anglers to be on the lookout for invasive jumping worms. These destructive worms can quickly degrade soils and damage garden plants and lawns.

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DNR Sets Two Confiscated Hunting, Fishing Equipment Auctions For This Fall

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has scheduled two public auctions of confiscated fishing, hunting and trapping equipment. The auctions, which will be held online at www.hillerauction.com, include 501 firearms, 71 bows and a variety of other equipment. All of the equipment was confiscated following serious game and fish violations. A tentative list of the equipment included in the first auction is available.

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No Gophers This Fall, Big Ten Postpones Football Until Spring 2021

The dominoes continue to fall. The Big Ten announced Tuesday it has postponed fall sports, including football, due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The conference will attempt to hold competitions in spring 2021. “The mental and physical health and welfare of our student-athletes has been at the center of every decision we have made regarding the ability to proceed …

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Don’t Forget About Bass Fishing In The Brainerd Lakes

We’re heading into what we call the “dog days” of summer. As we all know walleye are king here in our area, but they can be tough this time of year. We should not forget though, that this area can be awesome for bass fishing. We have so many small lakes that have a great population of bass, then you …

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Walleye Angling, Live Bait Return To Mille Lacs Lake

Effective Saturday, Aug. 1, anglers can fish for walleye on Mille Lacs Lake and use live bait. The planned walleye fishing closure and live bait restrictions during the month of July were the result of record ice fishing pressure this past winter that resulted in a harvest of almost 30,000 pounds of walleye. July was selected for the closure because …

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Name Our Deer Contest – August 3rd through August 15th

Every year, the Deerwood Deer is dressed up in different apparel to go with the changes in season.  You will see the Deer wearing Blaze Orange during hunting season, a red nose and santa hat during Christmas, and even now the Deer is doing its part to stop the virus spread and wearing a face mask.  But the Deer does …

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Mandatory Masks Coming To Minnesota?

I got this email today from Matt Killian from the Brainerd Chamber of Commerce, and thought I would share. “Based on several sources, we believe it’s likely that Governor Walz will announce a mandatory mask order this week.  After experiencing surges in COVID cases, Governors in Arizona, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas have reversed course …

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Brainerd Park Board Cancels All 2020 Youth Summer Programs

According to a post on their Facebook page, Brainerd Parks and Recreation program has decided to cancel all the 2020 youth summer programs. After reviewing executive orders from the Governor, Minnesota Department of Health and CDC, the board decided to cancel summer programs. It was also noted that most programs end at the end of July anyways. The post also …

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