After meeting with resort owners who were hit by recent severe thunderstorms, Gov. Mark Dayton declared the Brainerd lakes area "open for business." Dayton visited the Brainerd area Friday. Reports say he took a helicopter survey of the damage and heard the concerns of resort owners.
Despite the heavy storm damage this past weekend Brainerd International Raceway will continue to host races. BIR is expected to be ready to host the Central Roadracing Association Superbike Race this Friday through Sunday.