State of the Lakes Area event set June 17 at Gull Lake Sailing School

Seasonal as well as year-round residents are invited to attend and hear first-hand about what’s happening in the Brainerd lakes area.

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The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation is sponsoring The State of the Lakes Area 2-4:40 p.m. June 17 at the Gull Lake Sailing School.

Seasonal as well as year-round residents are invited to attend and hear first-hand about what’s happening in the Brainerd lakes area. It will be followed by Gull Lake Sailing School’s annual opening party.

Local leaders from key organizations presenting on topics affecting our quality of life will include: the National Loon Center on building progress; Crow Wing County update; GCOLA on the health of area lakes and waterways; Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce updates and summer activity schedules; Essentia Health System and Cuynua Regional Medical Center on local health care services; Lakes Area Music Festival about the upcoming summer concert series; Gull Lake trail updates; WonderTrek Children’s Museum; the Brainerd Family YMCA and Mount Ski Gull’s summer activities; and Karl Samp from Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation will share information on charitable giving opportunities and how the foundation is strengthening the community, especially around Gull Lake. In addition, these organizations and others may have an exhibit table and attendees can find out additional activities and request further information.

To register, go to and click on this event. The event will be free but advance registration is requested. A dinner is available for an additional charge at the Gull Lake Sailing School event. For questions, please contact Terri Foster at 320-257-9742 or

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