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, mini golf courses north of Brainerd and golf courses, Paul Bunyan/This old farm east of Brainerd towards Garrison. Brainerd is also home to one of the Central Lakes College campuses. More in General Info and Business Directory.

Limited Visibility Nov 18

On Friday November 18 2016 Visibility was less than 1/4 mile in Brainerd MN #mnwx
Over 300 crashes happened in Minnesota that Friday as well and drivers were asked stay off the road in certain areas of the state. Many schools, businesses, and other functions were closed.
As of Saturday snow clearing is still happening and roads were still completely covered with snow or ice in many areas including the entire Brainerd Lakes Area MN and Onamia MN. current conditions www.511mn.org

Snow Blowing in front of Laurel St Bridge
towards Brainerd High School not visible
towards Brainerd High School not visible

winter weather can cause difficult driving conditions

In the winter Snow and Ice can make it difficult to drive. Avoid driving, if possible during difficult conditions. If you must drive, Allow extra time to get to your destination. Slow Down. Have snow and ice cleared from your vehicle. Keep your headlights on. Have a survivor kit including water, food, blanket, flashlight, and wear winter clothing including coat, hat, gloves/mittens.
for current conditions go to www.511mn.org

Sun Shower, rainbow, sun dog

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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

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