COVID-19

Rescheduled Arts in the Park is Now Canceled

Due to the recent events, and circumstances outside of their control, the board of directors for Brainerd Community Action has made the tough decision to cancel this year’s Arts in the Park event in its entirety. “We are grateful to the city of Brainerd and their parks department for working with us to create a safety plan and a version …

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NHRA Officially Cancels BIR’S 2020 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

The NHRA announced that BIR’s Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals has been officially canceled this year. Originally scheduled for Aug. 13-16, the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The NHRA and BIR hoped to reschedule it this month but BIR’s location and climate this time of year presented scheduling challenges. Those who purchased tickets for this …

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Festival Ruined By Actual Plague

Would nothing have been more authentic then to have had a plague for the Renaissance Festival? It should be no surprize after the way things in 2020 have gone thus far that the Ren Fest is not happening this year.

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No Gophers This Fall, Big Ten Postpones Football Until Spring 2021

The dominoes continue to fall. The Big Ten announced Tuesday it has postponed fall sports, including football, due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The conference will attempt to hold competitions in spring 2021. “The mental and physical health and welfare of our student-athletes has been at the center of every decision we have made regarding the ability to proceed …

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No Lakes Bluegrass Festival For 2020

The Pine River Area Foundation (PRAF), owners of the Lakes Bluegrass Festival, announced today (Thursday) that the 15th Annual Festival will be postponed until August 25 – 29, 2021.

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Statewide Mask Mandate Likely

KSTP Chief Political Reporter Tom Hauser reports that Gov. Tim Walz is likely to announce a statewide mask mandate at the press conference today (Wednesday).  In the last few weeks, the governor has hinted that a mask mandate was possible. Walz has scheduled a news conference with health officials and business owners to announce his “next steps in the state’s …

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Mandatory Masks Coming To Minnesota?

I got this email today from Matt Killian from the Brainerd Chamber of Commerce, and thought I would share. “Based on several sources, we believe it’s likely that Governor Walz will announce a mandatory mask order this week.  After experiencing surges in COVID cases, Governors in Arizona, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas have reversed course …

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