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 hybrid learning plan was proposed by ISD 181 administration to the school board.
The proposal has prek-5 going to school everyday but only about 5 hours. 6-12 would be a combination of distant learning 3 days and 2 days in person for students. Secondary teachers will teach both distant learning and in person. All families are to fill an enrollment form. Families may also opt in for all distance learning.
Construction is happening all over Brainerd and Baxter. Extra caution may be necessary on roads and trails. Slot of heavy equipment being used.
Brainerd Minnesota -Geese, Squirrels, sun shower double rainbow.
Brainerd Minnesota- Photo of Mississippi River, fog over river during sun rise, deer, rabbit, geese flying in v shape near railroad crossing with Paul bunyan trail.
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.
Minnesota Governor Walz has issued Stay safe Minnesota order
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
No Classes at all Minnesota State colleges and Universities March 16-29 after that time classes will be delivered by alternative method.
University of MN closed 16-17 after that time classes will be delivered by alternative method.
Schools closed to in person classes through end of school year
Distance Learning March 30 - through end of school year
All sports events are cancelled by Minnesota State High School League
There is a peacetime emergency declared by Gov Walz due to Coronavirus containment.
Learn more about Coronavirus at Minnesota department of health web site
In addition to avoiding large gatherings, proper hand-washing is emphasized.