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Crosslake council approves expansion of community garden


The community garden in Crosslake is about to expand.

Jon Henke, director of parks, recreation and library, asked the council Monday, May 12, to declare a small cabin near the garden plots as surplus property to accommodate the growing interest in the garden.

“We’d really like to get this moving,” he said. “The garden folks are ready to get in there.”

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Chelsey Perkins
Chelsey Perkins grew up in Crosslake and is a graduate of Pequot Lakes High School. She earned her Bachelor's degree in professional journalism from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Perkins has interned at the Lake Country Echo and the Rochester and Austin Post-Bulletins and also worked for the student-run Minnesota Daily newspaper as a copy editor and columnist during college. She went on to intern at Utne Reader magazine, where she was later hired as the research editor. Before joining the Brainerd Dispatch, Perkins worked as a staff writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal.
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