A severe storm swept through the Brainerd Lakes Area one month ago. It knocked out power for thousands in the area, and did extensive damage to homes and businesses. It took nearly a week before power was restored for some homeowners, and cleanup continues.
One of the most popular Brainerd Lakes-area resorts damaged by recent storms says it has reopened two-thirds of its property Tuesday.
One of the most popular Brainerd Lakes-area resorts damaged by recent storms says it will be mostly back up and running next week.
Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan will travel to the Brainerd Lakes area on Friday to tour storm damage. Dayton and Nolan also plan to meet with resort owners, emergency managers, local officials, residents and volunteers.
Think about all the great places to go scuba diving. There’s the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, or the Caribbean with its bright colorful fish. Or how about swimming with northern pikes in the Brainerd Lakes region?
As a new season opens at Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake, familiar faces start to return. The resort owners recognize many of the parents checking in — from when they were much younger.