Water, water everywhere ...


High Mississippi River levels and run-off from the Brainerd Public Library parking lot have combined to flood secondary football practice areas and grassy recreational areas at Brainerd High Schools’ lower athletic site.

Earl Wolleat, director of buildings and grounds for the Braihnerd School District, said a considerable amount of grass that is now underwater will die and the area will have to be reseeded.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

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.
(218) 855-5860