| Share


Brainerd (brāˈnərd) [key], city (1990 pop. 12,353), seat of Crow Wing co., central Minn., on the Mississippi River, in a pine-forest and lake region; inc. 1881. Founded (1870) by the Northern Pacific RR, it is still a railroad center with repair shops. There is agriculture (dairying; poultry; oats, wild rice, alfafa) and manufacturing (fabricated metal, construction materials, lumber and wood products).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Brainerd from Infoplease:

See more Encyclopedia articles on: U.S. Political Geography

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring