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.
Dec 22 2017 MN DNR: "The best present you can give family and friends this holiday season? Your presence. Think twice. Don't be fooled by early ice."
If going out have ice picks. If walking, on a snowmobile or ATV, wearing a life jacket may help.
- tips from CDC
- Do have your heating system, water heater and any other gas, oil, or coal burning appliances serviced by a qualified technician every year.
- Do install a battery-operated or battery back-up CO detector in your home and check or replace the battery when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall. If the detector sounds leave your home immediately and call 911.
- Do seek prompt medical attention if you suspect CO poisoning and are feeling dizzy, light-headed, or nauseated.
It was a cold day in Brainerd Minnesota. There is a saying that there is 2 seasons in Minnesota road construction and winter. Today felt like a mix of both. There was road construction prepwork on South 6th street. Heavy equipment was used to string wreaths and lights on Laurel Street. MidMinnesota Federal Credit Union was getting insulation and roofing.
on Friday October 27 I seen rain, then a blizzard, and later large waves on lake superior at Duluth MN. I took video and photos in the afternoon Sunday November 5 2017.
in front of Brainerd historic water tower