Brainerd MN

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...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED THURSDAY... .LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY COMBINED WITH GUSTY WINDS WILL PROMOTE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ON THURSDAY. ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR NORTHERN MINNESOTA... Fire Weather Watch 2015-04-01T04:06:00-05:00 2015-04-02T19:00:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Future Moderate Possible Carlton, South St. Louis; Central St. Louis; Crow Wing; North Cass; North Itasca; North St. Louis; Northern Aitkin; Northern Cook, Northern Lake; Pine; South Aitkin; South Cass; South Itasca; Southern Cook, North Shore; Southern Lake, North Shore FIPS6 027001 027017 027021 027031 027035 027061 027075 027115 027137 UGC MNZ011 MNZ012 MNZ018 MNZ019 MNZ020 MNZ021 MNZ025 MNZ026 MNZ033 MNZ034 MNZ035 MNZ036 MNZ037 MNZ038 VTEC /O.NEW.KDLH.FW.A.0001.150402T1500Z-150403T0000Z/

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.

Spring burning restrictions take effect this week in much of Minnesota
(Released March 23, 2015 by MN DNR)
The Department of Natural Resources will restrict debris burning in many northwestern, southern and central Minnesota counties this week, beginning Wednesday, March 25, and in other parts of the state beginning in April.

MN Department of Commerce opens applications statewide for Made in Minnesota Solar Thermal Rebate

Rebates available until funds are fully reserved
News Release by MN Department of commerce:
SAINT PAUL, MN—More Minnesotans will have access to affordable solar thermal systems after the Minnesota Department of Commerce announced that they will offer rebates beginning March 18 to residents, businesses, nonprofits, and government entities as part of its Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program.

We had snow again

For those that like to ski, snowshoe, sled, or snowmobile and other activities involving snow you might be in luck snow is starting to go back on the ground.
If you are doing things other than winter sports such as driving, please take extra time and caution.

Snow at Mississippi River Brainerd MN 2-10-2015

Turbotax and MN Revenue

From MN Department of Revenue: 2/7/2015
"Today the Minnesota Department of Revenue announced it is again accepting tax returns submitted using TurboTax as of 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7.

We took this step after Intuit implemented new “targeted security measures.” We will continue reviewing returns and will remain in contact with the company.

If you already filed your return using TurboTax, you do not need to do anything. We will review your return and contact you if we identify issues.


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