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

A construction project

A big construction project is underway on the grounds of North Star Apartments.
The building is shaking a little.
only main entrance is open. visitor access limited and common areas mostly closed because of pandemic.

heavy equipment used for construction

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
Restaurants allowed to reopen outside with reserved seating June 1, 2020
hair stylist and barber shops allowed to reopen with appointments and mask limited occupancy June 1 2020
(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.

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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