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Update on Yesterday's Storms

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Dear Neighbors,

Last evening, the Brainerd area was hit hard by a severe thunderstorm.

I have been in contact today with a number of local officials as storm damage is being assessed. After speaking with John Bowen, the Crow Wing County Emergency Management Director, I was told that initial assessments appear to indicate that there has been little to no damage to public infrastructure.

Furthermore, it is expected that all roads that have been closed for cleanup will be opened sometime this evening.

My office and I are ready to assist if you have any questions regarding clean up. I can be reached by phone at 651-296-4333 or via email at While I may not immediately have the answer for you, I will be in contact with city, county, and state officials to get you the assistance you need.

If you experienced any property damage, I encourage you to visit this link for information from the Minnesota Department of Commerce on how to proceed in filing a claim.