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.

Air Quality Alert due to wildfire smoke - 3 pm Thursday through 12 pm Sunday

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued an air quality alert for the northern half of Minnesota effective Thursday, August 16 beginning at 3 p.m. through Sunday, August 19 12 p.m. The affected area includes Brainerd, Bemidji, Duluth, Ely, and Moorhead and the tribal nations of Mille Lacs, Fond du Lac, Grand Portage, Leech Lake, and Red Lake.

Fire at North Star Apartments

On Friday June 22 2018 there was a fire at North Star Apartments.
Alarms sounded on most floors.
Smoke could be seen coming out the window.
many residents evacuated.
Was told by other residents that it was started by an unattended candle next to boxes.
Brainerd Fire Department, Brainerd Police, Crow Wing County Sheriff department, and North ambulance responded. E river rd was temporarily closed.
Fire was contained to the apartment however smoke and water went to other apartments.
There is substantial water damage from sprinkler.

north star building
north star building
parking lot with fire trucks
Residents that evacuated
Residents that evacuated
fan on 2nd floor
waste basket above vending machine
ceiling tile out
ceiling tile out


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