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.

Sun Shower, rainbow, sun dog


Saturday August 13 2016 Rain slowly comes through from Baxter MN into Brainerd MN while sun is shining. A double rainbow forms with while it is still raining then a sun dog appears before sunset. photo of rainbow with Brainerd water towers court house and high school. Video and still photos by Nathan Steffenson

Brainerd Summer 2016


July 11 -August 6 in Brainerd Minnesota. Footage and stills of Thunderstorms, relay for life, extra train going through, Skiloons, rubber duck race, geese, Crow Wing County fair night and day.

MRT kiosk ribbon cutting in Brainerd MN


The Mississippi River Trail is Minnesota's first national bicycle route from the headwaters in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico . The great river road also shares parts of it's route. The kiosk in Kiwanis Park in Brainerd represents the host cities of Brainerd, Crosby, and Aitkin.
In this video:
Rod Osterloh, Brainerd Riverfront subcommittee

avoid driving during floods

The most dangerous weather condition is flooding.
turn around don't drown if road is covered in water. Water may be deeper than it appears.
Earlier: in brainerd sidewalk driveways and curbs and lawns were full of water monday night july 11 2016

May 24 2016 Marching band, storm, rainbow.


The video starts out with Brainerd High School marching band practicing. In the evening their was rain. Baseball players cleaning up after the rain. There was a partial rainbow. A faint double rainbow. a spider crawled and a plane flew in front of the rainbow. Brainerd water tower can be seen by part of the rainbow. Finished with a red sunset (red caused by smoke in air)

City of Brainerd Awarded $650,000 Grant for Downtown Improvements

May 5 2016 received from Brainerd HRA
Brainerd, Minnesota---The City of Brainerd has been awarded a $650,105 grant for commercial and rental housing rehabilitation for Downtown Brainerd.
The Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) applied for funding in the amount of $690,000 on behalf of the City of Brainerd for Small Cities Development Program (SCDP) to the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and were awarded $650,105.


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