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 […]
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 […]
October 9, 2017

Our Opinion: Future looks bright for downtown Brainerd

Perception—unfortunately and unfairly—often trumps reality. That’s why it’s exciting to see people finally looking at downtown Brainerd in a different way. Already there are new restaurants […]