Brainerd MN

Brainerd Minnesota Lakes area is a regional shopping, industrial, and tourism center. There are many nearby resorts that take advantage of the many nearby lakes including Gull Lake. The Mississippi River flows right through Brainerd with five road/highway bridges and one railroad bridge crossing it. There is also the Paul Bunyan Trail, a bowling alley in Brainerd, Movie theater in Baxter, mini golf courses north of Brainerd and golf courses, Paul Bunyan/This old farm east of Brainerd towards Garrison. Brainerd is also home to one of the Central Lakes College campuses. More in General Info and Business Directory.


Air quality in Brainerd is unhealthy for sensitive groups 7-4-2015

Meaning: "People with lung or heart disease, older adults, children, and people participating in activities that require heavy or extended exertion may experience adverse health effects." 9am 126 particles PM2.5 11am 113particles PM2.5 12pm 109 particles

June red sunset
July 3 Brainerd haze

Caution for bicyclists / pedestrians on Paul Bunyan trail in Baxter

There are a number of construction projects along the Paul Bunyan Trail /Mississippi River Bike Trail (MRT) in Baxter MN that will make traveling more difficult.

Excelsior Road is under construction and there is also constrution with buildings that will cause dust and noise on while on the trail.

Trail is closed and wrecked due to construction from Isle Dr (past Baxter clinics) to Co 48 to Mapleton Rd

An alternative route going South towards Crow Wing state park is be to avoid turning left at Walmart,

Brainerd HRA Recognized By HUD As High Performer

June 4 2015 News release from Brainerd HRA.
Brainerd, Minnesota---The Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) ranked with the nation’s best after earning a score of 98 percent in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 2014 Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) review and 100 percent in Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP).

Memorial Day Brainerd


republished from last year with some photos from this year (2015).
2014-A carnival has been going on at Westgate Mall. There was the wreath drop for in memory of soldiers lost at sea, memorial at all veterans memorial, parade to cemetery and other events this morning. Here is some video from years past. 2013


ladder truck and firefighters in yellow
firefighters putting flag on ladder truck
large usa flag in front of Brainerd fire station
2015 memorial day flag
American flag, Essentia Health St. Joseph MC in background


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