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.

Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week

from MN Department of Public Web Site:
Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 21-25, 2014
Are you ready for severe weather? The week of April 21-25 is a great time to make and practice your emergency plan and build an emergency kit.

Two of the most important events during Severe Weather Awareness Week are the annual statewide tornado drills. These drills are scheduled for Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 1:45 p.m. and 6:55 p.m.

Brainerd Public Utilities Water Main

info from http://www.bpu.org
Due to the extreme cold temperatures this winter, Brainerd Public Utilities (BPU) is experiencing unprecedented water line freeze ups and is declaring a Water Main Emergency. During this Water Main Emergency, residential customers are asked to run cold water at least a pencil width size continuously from one sink until April 30th or until notified by BPU. Even with warming weather, the risk of frozen service lines could continue for several weeks and/or months.

difficult driving conditions

Difficult driving conditions in the area. Snow and Ice can make it difficult to drive. Avoid driving, if possible during difficult conditions. If you must drive, Allow extra time to get to your destination. Slow Down. Have snow and ice cleared from your vehicle. Keep your headlights on. Have a survivor kit including water, food, blanket, flashlight, and wear winter clothing including coat, hat, gloves/mittens.
for current conditions go to www.511mn.org

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