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St. Patrick’s Celebration in Crosslake, Celebrating 37 years of tradition and memories

Posted on: February 25th, 2011 by Brainerd Lakes Chamber

For 37 years, Crosslake has been home to one of Minnesota’s biggest and best St. Patrick’s celebrations. And this year is shaping up to be no exception. Dodo Fraser, affectionately referred to as the “Queen of Crosslake” by acquaintances, said she has participated in Crosslake’s St. Patrick’s Celebration every year in one way or another read more

USA Today Travel names Brainerd in top 5 places to Road Trip in Minnesota

Posted on: February 14th, 2011 by Brainerd Lakes Chamber

They are encoruaging readers to…Get out of the city and explore some of Minnesota’s roadway scenery. The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are natural road trip magnets for much of the surrounding area, but there’s plenty to see off the well-beaten metropolitan path. Whether you’re seeking small-town charm, outdoor recreation or a picturesque read more

Minnesota earns ‘Best Trails State’ designation

Posted on: February 10th, 2011 by Brainerd Lakes Chamber

Technically, the award wasn’t presented to the Brainerd Lakes Area, but this region surely can take ownership of the honor! Minnesota recently earned the “Best Trails State” designation from American Trails, a national nonprofit organization working on behalf of all trail types ranging from hiking and bicycling to snowmobiling and cross country skiing. The “Best read more

No place like Brainerd!

Posted on: January 4th, 2011 by Brainerd Lakes Chamber

“Where do you want to vacation in 2011 and why?” The Los Angeles Times posed this question to readers for a Travel section contest. Maria Menz, California, responded to the question that she would go home — to Brainerd! Her husband, Joe, is formerly of Brainerd. Maria wrote, in part, “Maybe it’s true that we read more