Chris Dunmire sits outside of Dunmire's Bar and Grill Thursday, June 25, after a major remodel of the restaurant. The bar and grill will open Wednesday, July 1, and is located just west of the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport on Highway 210. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch 
In response to the COVID-19 business needs, the North Central Economic Development Association, R5DC’s non-profit lending arm, lent $1,249,700 through DEED’s Small Business Emergency Lending program to assist the region in long term recovery. The organization closed 45 business loans located in the counties listed below:  
Bethel County $30,000
Cass County $70,000
Chisago County $70,000
Crow Wing County $456,300
Isanti County 35,000
Kanabec County $55,000
Mille Lacs County $183,000 
Morrison County $140,000
Ottertail County $35,000
Pine County $45,400
Todd County $65,000
Wadena County $65,000
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