Megan Rehbein

May 21, 2019

River to Rail: Brainerd council learns of downtown revitalization opportunities

Downtown parking solutions and tax increment financing districts became the focal points of a presentation on Brainerd’s River to Rail initiative in front of city council […]
March 2, 2018

Community activists gather for city revitalization event

For the community activists packed into the Northern Pacific Center’s Luminary Fern, Monday’s River to Rail event served as a moment to regroup and refocus. Disappointed […]
March 2, 2018

What’s next for Brainerd revitalization efforts?

BAXTER—At an annual economic development gathering Monday, one word was repeated to describe recent events in Brainerd—momentum. Whether Brainerd made it to the final short list […]
March 2, 2018

Brainerd pushes ahead with plan to revitalize river, downtown

It’s part of a statewide trend in revamping access and amenities to the Mississippi River. Brainerd community leaders are moving ahead with efforts to revive the […]
November 8, 2017

Baxter: Council to host public hearing on unified fund proposal

BAXTER—Public comments on the potential of Baxter participating in a unified fund for economic development is planned later this month. Tuesday, the council voted in favor […]
October 17, 2017

Brainerd City Council: City joins BLAEDC unified fund

The Brainerd City Council Monday night decided to contribute one fund to the Brainerd Lakes Area Development Corp. unified fund. The council approved a motion to […]
October 12, 2017

Crow Wing County Board: Unified Fund aims to grow business, economy

Only one person spoke up at Tuesday’s public hearing before the Crow Wing County Board about a proposal involving the Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corp. […]
October 9, 2017

Baxter City Council: Hears presentation on unified fund

BAXTER—Would a united fund work better to attract companies and jobs to the lakes area? That was the opinion expressed by business leaders recently during a […]
October 9, 2017

River to rail to revitalization

An idea to revitalize Brainerd focuses on building up downtown Brainerd and surrounding area by adding mixed-use development, trails and renovating existing buildings. The River to […]