State of The Lakes Area events June 11 and June 18 for seasonal residents

This event is for seasonal residents to hear from several key organizations first-hand about what’s happening in the Brainerd lakes area.

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A collection of lakes area organizations are set to help seasonal residents catch up on what’s happening in the region at “The State of the Lakes Area.”

Sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation, the event will be 2-4:30 p.m. June 18 at the Gull Lake Sailing School. Several groups will offer information firsthand about a number of topics in the Brainerd lakes area. Year-round residents may also attend. The event will be followed by Gull Lake Sailing School’s annual Opening Party.

Presentations from leaders in local organizations include: the National Loon Center on its progress; Gull Chain of Lakes Association on the health of area lakes; Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce’s “Live Where You Work and Play” initiative; local health care services; Lakes Area Music Festival with details about the upcoming summer concert series and the new Performing Arts Center at Brainerd High School; Gull Lake Trail and Nisswa Lake Park updates: and the Brainerd Family YMCA and Mount Ski Gull’s summer activities.

Karl Samp from Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation will share information on charitable giving opportunities and the foundation’s impact on the community and around Gull Lake.

The event is free but advance registration is requested as seating is limited, so registering early is encouraged. A dinner is available for an additional charge at the Gull Lake Sailing School event.


A similar event will be 2-4:30 p.m. June 11 at the Crosslake Community Center pavilion. There will be no meal.

To register for either event, go to and click on the event of interest. For questions, contact Terri Foster at 320-257-9742 or . The events will follow the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines regarding COVID-19.

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