Brainerd MN

Scheduled Events

scheduled date time:
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 7:30pm

Regular meeting time. Does not meet if there is a holiday.

Nov 4 Meeting Place Change Crow Wing County Historic Courthouse
special meeting 6pm

Brainerd City Hall (meeting at historic courthouse during remodel)
501 Laurel St
Brainerd
Minnesota
56401
scheduled date time:
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 7:30pm

Regular meeting time. Does not meet if there is a holiday.

Nov 4 Meeting Place Change Crow Wing County Historic Courthouse
special meeting 6pm

Crow Wing County Historic Courthouse 3rd floor
326 Laurel Street
Brainerd
Minnesota
56401
scheduled date time:
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 7:00pm

1st and 3rd Tuesdays 7pm unless holiday.
check postings

Baxter City Hall
13190 Memorywood Dr
Baxter
Minnesota
56425

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, Amusement Parks in area. Brainerd is also home to one of the Central Lakes College campuses. More in General Info and Business Directory.

Covid-19 basics

More information at:
https://mn.gov/covid19/
https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water
  • Keep at least 6 to 12 foot distance from other people when possible. wearing masks is not a substitute for this.
  • Stay at home when sick
  • avoid unnecessary travel and avoid large groups
  • cover your cough/sneeze - wash hands
  • Don't touch your face, since that moves germs in your hands go to your face
  • Governor Walz has mentioned although traffic is down, fatal traffic crashes are up for this time of year. This is most likely due to speeding. People are reminded to be safe for essential travel.
  • Medical Problems/needs: When possible call first or use telemedicine/ online visits when being treated for anything that isn't an emergency/urgent
  • Do whatever you can from home - classes, work, virtual support groups if these help you, video/online religious services if this is suitable for you, etc.
  • Remember basic things to stay healthy-
    • Stay hydrated - drinking enough water
    • eat healthy foods
    • get plenty of rest/sleep
    • get exercise and fresh air
    • exercising every day -- walking, running, or biking can help build lung capacity
    • Don't be sedentary. Sitting or laying in place too long can cause blood clots. Most people have stopped sitting in cars or planes so this solves one problem. Avoid sitting too long doing distance learning, telecommuting, watching tv and avoid laying too long recovering from an illness. Blood clots are associated with people ill from the coronavirus.
    • avoid drinking alcohol since this will make you dehydrated and make it harder for your body to fight off infections
    • avoid smoking and avoid vaping since it will make you and others more susceptible to getting ill.
    • good oral hygiene- brushing teeth and flossing and rinsing
    • stay up to date with vaccinations for other illnesses and wellness checks including for children.
    • Keep things clean and sanitary -clean surfaces, wash dishes, rinse and take out recycling, take out garbage(This does NOT mean leaving big items that you have been waiting to get rid of at the curb), wash clothes, shower/bathe(this is not a substitute for frequent hand washing)
  • masks are suggested by CDC in public such as grocery shopping.This is suggested since some since some people may not have symptoms and can still spread. It is for the person wearing the mask not to spread to others. Wear protective gear when necessary including masks and gloves
  • people with breathing trouble, or other problems caused by wearing it, or under age 2 should not wear masks
  • If wearing cloth masks be sure to keep it clean/laundered as germs are likely to build up on it.
  • Medical masks are asked to be saved for for care providers/medical professionals and those that are sick, or when it is required for your work(dust). Since these are limited in supply if you do not need it for these reasons cloth masks or other masks that are not in short supply can be used.

More information at:
https://mn.gov/covid19/
https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
originally published March 30 2020. Several updates after.

Stay safe Minnesota No classes at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, school closures, coronavirus preparedness

Minnesota Governor Walz has issued Stay safe Minnesota order
https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/stay-safe-mn/stay-safe-mn.jsp

(tribal nations, other states, and other countries have their own rules and laws)

Governor Walz has mentioned although traffic is down, fatal traffic crashes are up for this time of year. This is most likely due to speeding. People are reminded to be safe for essential travel.

Restaurants, bars, health clubs, movie theaters, amusement parks ordered to close
https://mn.gov/governor/assets/EO%2020-04%20%28Gov%20Signed%29_tcm1055-4...
No Classes at all Minnesota State colleges and Universities March 16-29 after that time classes will be delivered by alternative method.
https://minnstate.edu/coronavirus/index.html
University of MN closed 16-17 after that time classes will be delivered by alternative method.
https://safe-campus.umn.edu/public-health-alerts
Schools closed to in person classes through end of school year
Distance Learning March 30 - through end of school year
https://mn.gov/governor/assets/EO%2020-02%20Final_tcm1055-423084.pdf
All sports events are cancelled by Minnesota State High School League
https://drive.google.com/file/d/11soudc5io88aZnsjNq2rYXlhmkcvnfB8/view?u...
There is a peacetime emergency declared by Gov Walz due to Coronavirus containment.
https://mn.gov/governor/assets/EO%2020-01_tcm1055-422957.pdf
Learn more about Coronavirus at Minnesota department of health web site
https://www.health.state.mn.us
In addition to avoiding large gatherings, proper hand-washing is emphasized.

protest in Minneapolis

Twin Cities MN - protest have happened in response to the death of George Floyd in the hands of police officers.
Buses and light rail is shut down. several post offices are closed.
city leaders have called for protests to be peaceful.
A police station had been burned down. businesses on fire in Minneapolis and St Paul
There was a full deployment of Minnesota National Guard, full deployment of Minnesota state patrol to support the local police patrolling streets by request of civilian city leadership and governor. Part of the guard will be allowed to go home Monday. Many roads and businesses closed. All freeways are closed in Twin cities I94, I35w, I35e, highway 55. They have reopened for daytime hours.
A former officer has been arrested and charged in this case.
An 10pm -4am curfew (to stay home) was imposed through Monday in Minneapolis St Paul by mayors and Gov Walz and other suburbs following some with slightly different times:

People from that are not part of the community should not during that time.
It had been reported by St Paul destruction was from people from other states and no longer a response to the initial incident. 20% of arrests Saturday May 30 were from out of state.
Community members helped clean up the destruction
for updates please check other media sources.
other sources such as www.kstp.com https://minnesota.cbslocal.com www.fox9.com www.kare11.com
and others

Earlier Snow

at 11:42 am snow was reducing visibility to less than .5 miles in Brainerd MN near Missippippi river on Saturday May 9 2020

snow at 11:43 laurel st bridge can be seen but not Washinton st bridge

Lakes Area Community Garden

The community garden near Kiwanis Park in Brainerd is happening this year. However gardeners will only be able to work on their garden every other day. It is going by even and odd days with the corresponding plot numbers(even, odd) (by first plot number if someone has 2 plots)

City staff want the garden to be filled / rented up as much as possible so plots are taken care of to minimize extra maintenance.
http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/201/Parks-Recreation

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