For someone who works at Mille Lacs Lake, I hardly ever go to Brainerd. Since I live down by Milaca, it’s easier to go to St. Cloud or the Cities.
So today I get to go to Brainerd as a tourist, researching an article for our quarterly magazine, Compass.
I’m excited. Diane’s coming with me. We’re gonna go to the arboretum, and the Crow Wing County museum, and the downtown area and old depot.
Brainerd. Made famous by the movie Fargo which was not filmed in Brainerd but set there.
Where Tom and Hoon and Chris Murphy and I went when Tom and I kidnapped them from Camp Shamineau.
Where Paul Bunyan knew every kid’s name, and chickens did tricks if you put a quarter in a slot.
Home of Roundhouse Rodney.