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Governor Declares Brainerd Lakes Area ‘Open for Business’
Governor Declares Brainerd Lakes Area ‘Open for Business’
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) – After meeting with resort owners who were hit by recent severe thunderstorms, Gov. Mark Dayton declared the Brainerd lakes area “open for business.” Dayton visited the Brainerd area Friday. Reports say he took a helicopter survey of the damage and heard the concerns of resort owners. Sunday’s storms and 70 mph winds forced at least two resorts to shut down, displacing vacati