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Resorters assure customers that lakes area not hurt by flooding

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Brainerd chamber and resort officials, on the eve of summer’s biggest holiday, expressed concern some potential customers might be scared away by reports of flooding and high water in northeastern Minnesota.


“It hasn’t affected us at all,” Tom Kavanaugh, co-owner of Kavanaugh’s Resort on Sylvan Lake, said of the recent wet weather. “Everything is business as usual.”

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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