Business View Magazine | September 2022

212 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 9, ISSUE 9 L ocals call Brainerd, Minnesota, God’s Country… and for good reason. The charming town is one of the main attractions in the state, boasting 450 lakes and lake destination tourist attractions. Thousands of tourists visit the area to fish, hunt, golf, bike, race, or engage in dozens of other activities. “Most people coming to fish Minnesota’s lakes don’t realize that some of the fish in our remote lakes start as flying fish,” quips Steven Wright, Airport Director at Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport. “Lakes lacking public access are stocked using aircraft out of our airport through the Minnesota DNR Fish and Wildlife office and the fish are added to the various lakes to repopulate them and provide the excellent fishing experience our visitors have come to love.” Besides flying in fish, the Brainerd Lakes