BRAINERD, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources boosted its call center hours for curious Minnesotans spending time in the outdoors. The agency timed the expansion announcement just before the opening of the firearms deer season Saturday, Nov. 4, when an estimated 500,000 people will load up and head out to hunt down a trophy white-tail deer. DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr joined other DNR officials this week to promote the expanded hours.
BRAINERD, Minn.—The woman newly in charge of the Republican Party hopes to mend fences between the rural conservatives and the metro GOP headquarters. Elected in April to head the Minnesota GOP, Jennifer Carnahan owns several businesses in Nisswa and lives in the Twin Cities metro. Her family also has a cabin in the Brainerd area, which she's been visiting since childhood. Her dual experience may serve to help repair the relationship between the 8th Congressional District GOP and the state party.