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Crosslake-Ideal, Whitefish Area Lions Clubs to merge


The two Lions Clubs serving the Crosslake area will soon become one club, consolidating efforts and solving long-standing confusion between them, members said.

Chuck Cole, interim president of the Crosslake-Ideal Lions Club, said he believes the consolidation of the clubs, which will take the Crosslake-Ideal name, will benefit the community.

“We do a lot of things together, so why not put it under one umbrella?” Cole said.


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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