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In this podcast local Brainerd Lakes Area business owners Jacob Blaeser (BlazeAir Aerial Production) and Colton Maher (Woods to Water Real Estate) cover everything in the 'Lakes Area'. We catch up with fellow local business owners, lifelong area residents, friends, family and even local celebs.
For inquiries please email: listenlocalmn@gmail.com

Listen Local Jacob Blaeser

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

In this podcast local Brainerd Lakes Area business owners Jacob Blaeser (BlazeAir Aerial Production) and Colton Maher (Woods to Water Real Estate) cover everything in the 'Lakes Area'. We catch up with fellow local business owners, lifelong area residents, friends, family and even local celebs.
For inquiries please email: listenlocalmn@gmail.com

    S3 E39 - The Tax Man

    S3 E39 - The Tax Man

    Hello everyone!
    Hope that all of our loyal listeners had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    On this episode we catch up with Chris Clasen, Partner at Clasen and Schiessl CPAs, Ltd.
    Now, we know most of you are probably thinking "how can an interview about taxes be entertaining?" Well... listen in and you'll definitely find out! Not only does Chris give tips and advice about taxes this upcoming season, but we also talk to him about what the most interesting thing he's seen as a "'write off,' why he decided to buy a firm and move it to Pequot Lakes, growing a family in business in the BLA and most importantly... they reminisce about how Chris was Jacob's middle level basketball coach.
    This episode wasn't ALL about taxes either. The guys recap their thanksgiving and last Friday's Nisswa City of Lights festival. Annnnnnd, they give an update about Lakes Jam. On that note... MAKE SURE TO GET YOUR CAMPING AND TICKETS BEFORE THE PRICES GO UP ON DECEMBER 12TH!
    LAST but NOT LEAST, thank you so much to Tyler Gardner and Pequot Lakes and Gull Lake Sanitation! If you don't have a red or black garbage can at the end of your driveway you're doing it all wrong. So contact Pequot Lakes and Gull Lake Sanitation today!
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    S3 E38 - Happy Thanksgiving

    S3 E38 - Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of our wonderful Listen Local listeners!
    This episode is "stuffed" full of of Thanksgiving topics, including of course the 'top thanksgiving foods' discussion.
    Also, our good ol' pal Pam Dorion for all everything we need to know regarding the Nisswa City of Lights Celebration, which begins mid-day Friday.
    Last but not least... thank you so much to Tyler Gardner and Pequot Lakes and Gull Lake Sanitation! If you don't have a red or black garbage can at the end of your driveway you're doing it all wrong. So contact Pequot Lakes and Gull Lake Sanitation today!
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    • 52 min
    S3 E37 - There's a New Sheriff in Town

    S3 E37 - There's a New Sheriff in Town

    Hello All!
    Lot's of stuff going on this past week, so let's get right to it!First... The whole LL crew is back in studio, and while Colton and Jacob give a update about their recent adventures, the main topics of this episode are the elections, THE new local Heating and Cooling Company, and yes... we have a new Sheriff in town!
    Speaking of that new Sheriff, it is none other than our pal, and Pequot Lakes Chief of Police Eric Klang. We give Sheriff elect Klang a call to talk about the campaign, his dominating win, and when he expects to begin the transition from Pequot to the Sheriff's Office.
    Also, yes our in-studio guest is a new business owner in the area - and a guy who many people know - Jackson Makowsky with JM Heating and Air. He discusses why he felt now was the time to start the business, what all he has to offer, and yes in true Jack form tells us some pretty funny stories.
    ANNNNND.... while going over some of the local winners from this past election, we couldn't not talk about how our sponsor Tyler Gardner was elected for another two years as Pequot Lakes Mayor. Congrats to him and all BLA winners!
    Speaking of that sponsor, thank you so much to him and Pequot Lakes and Gull Lake Sanitation! If you don't have a red or black garbage can at the end of your driveway you're doing it all wrong. So contact Pequot Lakes and Gull Lake Sanitation today!
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    • 42 min
    S3 E36 - Hunting Opener & the Legend of Hank the Tank

    S3 E36 - Hunting Opener & the Legend of Hank the Tank

    Happy Friday to our amazing Listen Localers!
    We know a lot of you listeners are extremely excited for this upcoming weekend, as it is the kickoff to Rifle Hunting Opener! Now, since it is Hunting Opener what better time to bring in our resident Hunting enthusiast, ambassador and friends Jordan and Greta Yira. To say hunting is a massive part of their lives, well.. that would be a massive understatement. These two live for hunting! During this episode - captained by Isaiah while Colton and Jacob are out of town - they all dive into how they first got into hunting, why it means so much to them, some of their tips and tricks for out at the stand and much more.
    Included in that "more" is the story about the Hank the Tank, and how Greta is now connected to that legend forever!
    Lots of laughs, tears and more in what might just be the kickoff to a Listen Local spinoff, "Bucks and Brews." Find out all about that, and... whether you're a big fan of hunting or not, we truly think you'll enjoy this episode with the Yiras!
    AND of course, thank you to our wonderful sponsor Tyler Gardner with Pequot Lakes and Gull Lake Sanitation! If you don't have a red or black garbage can at the end of your driveway you're doing it all wrong. So contact Pequot Lakes and Gull Lake Sanitation today!
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    S3 E35 - Nisswa City of Lights, Best of BLA, and Halloween

    S3 E35 - Nisswa City of Lights, Best of BLA, and Halloween

    Goooooooood Day Everyone!
    Wow, do we have a full episode today. So much Lakes Area news, updates and happenings on this episode, including the one and only Pam Dorion stopping by the studio! Pam tells us all about what to expect at the upcoming Nisswa City of Lights festival, how she felt the past year's events have gone, and some potential BIG THINGS coming to town in the next year.
    Plus... The Brainerd Dispatch's "Best of the BLA" winners have been announced, and man did the LL crew - and Pam - REALLY dive into those selections. Opinions were given, to say the least.
    Lastly, It's HALLOWEEN weekend everyone!! Listen in to find out where you can for the best costume parties, haunted trails and houses, and other festivities!
    AND of course, thank you to our wonderful sponsor Tyler Gardner with Pequot Lakes and Gull Lake Sanitation! If you don't have a red or black garbage can at the end of your driveway you're doing it all wrong. So contact Pequot Lakes and Gull Lake Sanitation today!
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    S3 E34 - Oh, the Humanity!

    S3 E34 - Oh, the Humanity!

    Man.... was it a week of ups and downs. Especially on the ol' social media machine.And yes... we know we played into it a bit ;)Here are some of the topics discussed on this week's episode:
    *The reaction (good and bad) to the Lakes Jam Rock Headliner Announcement (and you bet your boots we read, and call out, the mean facebook comments)*Our trip out to Rafferty's Crosby to chat with our good ol pal Bror, and try some of their famous wood-fired pizza
    *A possible beginning to a "Best of" and yes, "Worst of" in the BLA segment
    *Discussing if School "Field Trips" have become extinct
    *Colton "telling the world" he's leaving for a couple of weeks
    *And other things I can't remember while typing this out
    So.... tune in to hear about ALL OF THAT!
    ALSO... how could we go without thanking our wonderful sponsor Tyler Gardner with Pequot Lakes and Gull Lake Sanitation?! If you don't have a red or black garbage can at the end of your driveway you're doing it all wrong. So contact Pequot Lakes and Gull Lake Sanitation today!
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

BenderWow ,

Hello from Clark Lake

Good stuff guys.
Future topic ideas: interview people about the history of the area, and how it was settled. Also where are the farmers markets in the summer.
Nick

sam_pfeif22 ,

Awesome podcast

Great start guys can’t wait for more

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