Canada Geese and turtles resting on logs at Kiwanis Park Boom Lake and Mississippi River in Brainerd Minnesota. If you get too close to the geese they will hiss (not shown).
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.
5-6-2016 smoke over Minnesota from Canada forest fires far away. red sunset past 2 nights
earlier 4-14-2016 red sunset
earlier measurements at Detroit lakes is unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Air quality was moderate in Brainerd, Twin Cities according to air quality index measurements at: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/air/air-quality-and-pollutants/gene...
May 5 2016 received from Brainerd HRA
Brainerd, Minnesota---The City of Brainerd has been awarded a $650,105 grant for commercial and rental housing rehabilitation for Downtown Brainerd.
The Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) applied for funding in the amount of $690,000 on behalf of the City of Brainerd for Small Cities Development Program (SCDP) to the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and were awarded $650,105.
April 25 2016 received from MNDOT
BAXTER, Minn. — Motorists on Highway 169 between Onamia and Vineland may encounter delays when lanes and shoulders are closed during non-rush hours Monday, May 2 through mid-July.
Motorists should expect the following:
Current information on statewide fire danger and burning restrictions is available online.
Many areas have additional local restrictions.
April 15 2016 much of the state had high to very high fire danger. Southwest Minnesota was considered extremely high.
A new large Washington Street (also is Highway 210) sign on the traffic signal was put up in Brainerd at the North 4th Street intersection on April 5 2016.