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.

Over 100 to leave Brainerd Public Schools

There are 91 staff lay offs and 12 separations listed in staffing changes for approval at Wednesday's School Board meeting.
They may rehire when able to. A majority of these are related to not being able to collect fees related to services shut down by governor's orders due to Covid-19 Pandemic.

Disclosure: I have one of the part-time jobs listed in the 91 staff lay-offs.

Update: the driver's education instructors had been recalled back to their jobs.
Fun n' Friends summer program is anticipated to start early June, pending approval from school board.
Fun n' Friends reopened June 2 but did not hire all staff back.

water ice drops

On Friday April 3 2020 12:30pm there were ice drops on the playground equipment at Riverside elementary Brainerd MN.
It also froze up my bike locks.

Ice drops
ice drops

The Center renews sublease for greenhouse

The Center (of Brainerd MN) renewed its sublease with the Brainerd School District for $1 for the green house at the ISD 181 school board meeting November 13 2019. Kathy Tusa and Nick Reindl spoke to the school board.
They use the green house for their plant sale they have annually. 5000 plants are started in green house for The Center plant sale including tomatoes, carrots and other plants.

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