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Renovations will include handicap accessible restrooms, locker rooms and concession stands. The addition of an elevator will bring access to second-level viewing areas. The entrance will resemble a scaled down version of the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Civic center turning into multi-purpose events, sports center

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When Dave Aus accepted the job as Brainerd Warriors boys hockey coach in May he had no idea that Brainerd Area Civic Center was going to undergo a long-overdue major renovation.


Aus, and lakes area residents, will like what they see when construction on the first phase of the newly christened Essentia Health Sports Center (EHSC) is complete in November.

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