Brainerd Lakes boast Minnesota’s Fourth of July Capital

July fourth. America’s Independence Day. A day filled with friends, food and fireworks. This year the Brainerd Lakes Area will be busting out all the stops to make central Minnesota the best spot to celebrate. Meanwhile if you’re looking to get a head start on firework, Pequot...

World Cup fever hits Brainerd Lakes bars

“I believe that we will win! I believe that we will win!” were chants that could be heard from Zorbaz on Gull’s kitchen today during the USA-Germany World Cup match. World Cup fever has hit Brainerd Lakes Area. Zorbaz on Gull owner, Lee Johnson says, “Absolutely, Go USA! Are you...

Brainerd reconciles with four Native American Tribes

In 1872 a mob lynched two White Earth Native Americans, who were thought to have killed a Brainerd girl, but were never found guilty. Now almost a century and a half later the City of Brainerd offered their reconciliation of the lynching to four local Native American tribes....

Northern Pacific Railroad’s on track to continue Brainerd’s history

A new train has arrived in the nearly 150-year-old Northern Pacific train depot in Brainerd. During the second day of Brainerd History Week Northern Pacific held tours of their old facility to show off what changes they’ve made and what their future will look like. Dave Hutton,...

Deerwood Banks leads Brainerd Lakes on scavenger hunt

  Deerwood Bank opened their vault and hid 5 envelopes around town filled with money. The bank used Facebook and Twitter to send the Brainerd Lakes on a scavenger hunt as a way to promote their bank and get the community involved with local businesses. Retail Banking Manager...

Brainerd Lakes Hope For Tourism Boast After GFO

  A grand way to open the fishing season.Those that helped make this year’s Governor’s Fishing Opener are calling it a success. They say the community came together to help showcase the best of the Brainerd Lakes Area. Grand View Lodge marketing director, Frank Soukup, says,...

Governor’s Fishing Opener Challenge Hits Gull Lake

  “And, let’s go fishing!” Minnesota District 10A Representative John Ward said during the Governor’s Fishing Opener Sendoff Ceremony. Over 500 fishermen came to Gull Lake Saturday to partake in the Governor’s Fishing Opener Challenge. Anglers say they couldn’t have asked...

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