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 was moderate 7-10-2015 8pm and red sunset and haze could be seen again.

earlier Monday July 6 air in Brainerd and other parts of Minnesota was unhealthy .

"Unhealthy: Everyone may begin to experience adverse health effects and members of sensiitve groups may experience more serious health effects."

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).


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