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.

Power issues, down trees, water


From "Sept 9, 2014 EVENING UPDATE: After a second round of testing water City wide, Brainerd Public Utilities and Minnesota Department of Health have determined our water system is once again safe. The current boil order has been lifted, and we have started advising customers that they can once again drink and cook with the City's water supply. However, chlorination will continue temporarily."

tree down over trail near college dr bridge
Flushing out water with fire hydrant

New Immunization Laws Take Effect September 1, 2014

August 11, 2014 Press release from Crow Wing County
Changes to Minnesota’s Immunization Law will take effect September 1, 2014 just in time for the upcoming school year.
The immunization changes were announced last fall by the Minnesota
Department of Health and affect children enrolled in public and private schools, child care and earlychildhood programs.

Commerce, Minnesota Housing partner to create more energy efficiency loan opportunities

July 24, 2014

Release from MN Department of Commerce :

SAINT PAUL, MN – Minnesota consumers now have a new energy efficiency home improvement loan program that allows more people to access low-interest, unsecured loans and make important energy efficiency upgrades, thanks to a partnership of the Minnesota Department of Commerce and Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.


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