One of the most popular Brainerd Lakes-area resorts damaged by recent storms says it has reopened two-thirds of its property Tuesday.
Federal officials are headed to the Brainerd Lakes Area on Monday and Tuesday to assess the damage after severe storms tore through the area earlier this month. Residents in the area will find out if the damage was enough for counties to qualify for disaster assistance.
A chorus of chainsaws and generator moans defines Jack Smith’s Brainerd backyard. “I know the first place you go is to Fleet Farm, get a generator and try to get back in business,” Smith said.
A Minnesota couple had to scramble to make arrangements after the wedding they had planned at Madden’s Resort in Brainerd had to be moved because of Sunday’s severe storms.
Remember the setting of the movie Dirty Dancing? A resort where people would go for their summer vacations, back when it was common to take all summer for the moms and kids, with dads visiting on weekends? Think that only existed out East, or in movies? Nope.
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.