Andy Hammre

Here’s Where To Watch Fireworks

If you are looking to watch fireworks this year, there are still some towns that will fire them off. However, they are not wanting people to gather in large groups. Many of the fireworks will be shot off from islands or over lakes, meaning there are numerous ways to observe the fireworks from boat or land, but not where everyone …

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Line Of Lights Over Brainerd Lakes

Tuesday June 23, 2:50 am a line of lights moved over the lakes area in the Eastern sky. It turns out it is the future of the internet in the form a conga line of Space X satellites.  

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Street Legal Night at BIR

The Friday night of Brainerd high School graduation we all lined up and announced the names of each graduate, at a parade of sorts at Brainerd International Raceway. I got to see first hand the look on every face as they pulled into the starting lane. For many this was the first time that they had been on the track. …

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Brainerd Middle School Teacher Under Investigation For Racial Facebook Posts

A visual arts teacher at Forestview Middle School in Brainerd is under investigation for racial posts she made on her personal Facebook page over the weekend.Kara Hall posted the following regarding country-wide protests over the murder of George Floyd. “Are you seeing what the blacks people are doing during this protest?”“Maybe you should be out there telling them to stop …

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Full Tummies Program in its 12th Week

Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation, so the 12th week of Full Tummies – Weekend Edition will take place this Saturday, June 6th at the Baxter Cafe. Free weekend lunches are provided to all kids under the age of 18. We are also pleased to continue our partnership with The Brainerd Outreach Program to provide families with additional free food …

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Grand Casino Re-Opening Date

Grand Casino Mille Lacs will reopen on Monday at 9:00 a.m.All workers and guests will be required to wear a mask. Masks will be available for purchase at the casino for $1. Any employee with a temperature over 100 will not be allowed to work and guests with a temp in the triple digits will not be allowed entrance.New Entrance …

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Let’s Remember Our Front Line Workers

Crow Wing County staff are asking residents for help in donating any extramasks, gloves or hand sanitizer residents may have to spare. There is a dropbox outside of the front entrance of the Community Services building for residentsto drop all donations. 204 Laurel Street in Brainerd. Staff will monitor the box andbring items inside. Residents should drop items off during …

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Crow Wing Clean Up

Many residents of Crow Wing County (and others) have been spending a lot of time at home over the last 10 weeks. Many have used the time to spruce up their homes or living areas and now have extra paints or stains laying around. If you do, now is your chance to get those hazardous materials out of your home, …

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Moose Keeps Breezy Point Sage

I blogged about this beautiful moose a number of months ago – the beautiful stainless steel metal moose created by artist Jeff Kreitz that stands atop a hill in Breezy Point – because I just love this work of art.The other day, I was driving by and noticed it looked a little different.Now, I know during the holidays, the moose …

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Brainerd Road Closure

The city of Brainerd has issued a press release regarding the closure of South 5th Street in Brainerd. So it’s time to plan a new route for next Monday through Friday. The full press release is below. Anderson Brothers Construction Company of Brainerd has informed the City of Brainerd that they will be connecting the utility lines for water and …

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