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The best time of the year in the North! Check out local events for the 4th of July.

Friday, June 30th 

Live music by mark mraz 

4-7pm at Big Axe Brewing Company. Event details here

live music at zorbaz on gull 

6-9pm at Zorbaz on Gull featuring Tail Gunners. 


Live music at Quarterdeck Resort featuring Tony Williams from 7-10pm! 

Tony sammis at quarTERDECK RESORT 

Enjoy live music by Tony Sammis back to back on Friday, June 30th and Saturday, July 1 from 4-7pm with more live music in the bar at Dock 77 immediately following. See the Facebook event page for more information! 

PONZI SCHEME AT the commander bar 

Enjoy live music by Ponzi Scheme both Friday and Saturday night from…

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Has the real estate market in the B.L.A. turned for the better or worse?


Let's dive into the numbers that have been making waves. Year over year, prices in the Brainerd Lakes Area have seen significant growth (14% YoY), surpassing initial projections. This growth reflects the growing demand for our remarkable slice of paradise. We have witnessed an impressive increase in sales prices across the board, particularly in single-family off-water homes. Similarly, appropriately priced waterfront properties have been flying off the market (19% rise YoY), generating plenty of excitement among sellers. Just recently, one of my clients secured a lakefront home amidst nine competing offers, a…

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Welcome to Crosslake, MN. The focal point of the famous Whitefish Chain of Lakes and a pristine center for tourism with excellent golf, shopping, and dining offerings.

One of the largest tourist destinations in MN, the Whitefish Chain is composed of 14 interconnecting lakes and draws people from near and far to explore the vast 14,000 acres of waterfront and enjoy the lifestyle the Brainerd Lakes Area has to offer. Also home to our very own agent, Isaiah Moengen. Isaiah was born and raised in Crosslake, Minnesota and his family grew up active in the Crosslake community. He's here to give you all of the best to-do's while you're in town! 

Where to eat 

To get your day started, head up to Pine Peaks Restaurant for a hearty breakfast. Pick…

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Your guide to good vibes.

We're soaking up every minute of sweet, sweet Minnesota summertime. Here are our top ten patio picks in the Brainerd Lakes Area.


Lake Shore, MN 

A top-notch dining experience in the area with a patio to match. Pull the boat up and enjoy spacious outdoor seating with great food and drink alongside Gull Lake. 



Minnesota Margz and Pizza on the deck. Sign us up. 



Located right off of Highway 371 offering a full menu and good views of North Long Lake. Check out the event page on their website for upcoming live music schedules! 



Arguably one of the best patios…

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The most anticipated time of the year: sweet summertime is almost upon us. 

Check out what's happening when you head North for Memorial Weekend. 



Thurs, May 25th at Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes! See their Facebook page for more info.

Date night at roundhouse brewery

Thurs, May 25th from 4-8pm. 2 meals, 2 pints, and an hour of axe throwing for $50. Reservations recommended, please call ahead to reserve a spot. 

Bar bingo at commander bar 

Thurs, May 25th from 6:30-8:30pm in Breezy Point. 

Bingo at the snarky loon 

Thurs, May 25th beginning at 7pm at the Snarky Loon Brewing Co. in Jenkins. Free to play! 

all levels yoga class 

Thurs, May 25th at…

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Spring thunder! 

[After a winter of record snowfall it’s safe to say we are all ready for spring!]

Turkey hunting has kicked off here in Minnesota and the snow storm certainly has added a twist for hunters! Birds are starting to get fired up and it seems like the numbers are good this spring. Hunters have until the end of May to bag a bird. 

Fishing opener is coming up on May 13th! That will be here before we know it. Be sure to get your new license, prep your boat and get your gear ready beforehand. Nobody likes to be the guy that puts his boat in for the first time on opener and it doesn't start! 

BEHIND THE DIRT TIP → Looking to do a food plot or plant trees this spring? Save time + money and get your soil tested! Soil health…

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A three day Gull Lake getaway feat. Love Lake Manor


Summer adventures are right around the corner, and what better way to get away than to one of Minnesota’s premier chain of lakes - the Gull Lake Chain? This beautiful Minnesota destination offers a variety of activities and attractions for locals and visitors alike. 

The Brainerd Lakes Area (Gull Lake Chain) is located just over two hours north of the Twin Cities, making it the perfect cabin week away after what might be the longest winter ever. Trust me, you’ve earned the trip. 

As someone who both lives in the BLA & has had the opportunity to participate in a few local staycations here’s how I’d spend…

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Will the snow ever go away? I sure hope so! 

Anglers are still having luck with a good panfish bite. Be careful as the ice conditions change rapidly with warmer temps on the horizon. 

→ Shed hunters wait patiently for the snow to melt to find some white gold! I was recently down south for the Iowa Deer Classic and got to get out and see some awesome sign! 

As the snow starts to melt and temps warm up, it makes for a perfect time to frost seed. The best time to frost seed is when there is minimal snow and the temps are above freezing during the day and back to freezing at night. This environment naturally allows nature to pull the seed into the soil giving it great moisture and seed to soil contact — making it a great spring food plot and a…

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Waiting 'til spring to sell? It's never too soon to prepare yourself and your home. Here's 5 things to start thinking about before you're ready to get on the market.

Get an agent involved early

Working with a local agent will help you go to market in the best position to achieve your goals. Pricing and selling your home successfully revolve around experts that are knowledgeable in the current market who can offer invaluable insight and guidance in the home preparation process. A successful home sale means getting the right agent involved, and getting them involved early so that you can dive into the process with a streamlined approach from the very beginning.

Make improvements and pre-inspection repairs

Walk through your home with your…

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Spring is on its way in the Brainerd Lakes Area [at least we hope] and there are tons of upcoming events to choose from! 

16th annual brainerd gala 

May 4th from 4:30-9pm at the Northern Pacific Center. Hosted by MN Adult and Teen Challenge! Tickets available for purchase here along with event schedule info! 

safari north opening daY

May 13th beginning at 10am. Rides will run through 5:30pm. See more on their Facebook event page. 


May 20th from 9-3pm in Crosslake Town Square. Events will include vendors, food items, music, family activities, sidewalk sales & more! More event information listed here

Brainerd lakes Bloody mary fest

May 27th at Breezy Point Resort.…

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