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Big Pine Lake public access closed

The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office reports the public access on Pine Lake, commonly referred to as Big Pine Lake, in Crosslake has been closed.

A portion of the rock dam on the outlet side of the lake has washed out, affecting the water level of the lake.

Ice conditions on Big Pine are considered unsafe and no one should venture out on the ice. The closure will remain in effect until the lake is clear of ice.

The county highway department is working with the Minnesota DNR to repair the damage.

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.