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Representative Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, authored a bill that could help veterans.
Lueck's bill related to veterans advances
43 min 45 sec ago
The bar can continue selling wings by completely cooking them in the fryer, but Steve Maeger, Fifty Lakes liquor manager, said the quality is not as good. Maeger said the bar staff is experimenting with different ways to cook wings using the auto-fryer, which is the only approved cooking equipment in the kitchen, and will continue to do so. Illustration
Fifty Lakes: Bar must find new way to cook chicken wings
2 hours 44 min ago
The Pine River-Backus School Board agreed to review concerns and recommendations submitted by Marika Olivier, a parent speaking on behalf of herself, student athletes and their parents at the Monday, March 19, school board meeting. Illustration
PR-B School Board: Parent airs sports participation-coaching concerns
4 hours 44 min ago
March 22, 2018
Cass County Board: Norikane delivers first annual report as auditor-treasurer
17 hours 43 min ago
Sen. Carrie Ruud
Ruud named Nature Conservancy's 2017 Government Relations Award recipient
22 hours 14 min ago
Piprude told the board chronic and severe use of alcohol or controlled substances by a parent or person responsible for care of a child continues to be the most significant factor leading to children being placed in foster homes. Illustration
Cass County Board: Substance abuse 'most significant factor' in child protection
23 hours 44 min ago
Pine River: City seeks grants for dam replacement
March 22, 2018 - 7:00am
Rep. Nolan co-sponsors introduce debt-free college bill
March 22, 2018 - 5:30am
"The businesses are down significantly all across town, and this is a significant issue for the businesses," Chris Monroe, Pequot Lakes Chamber director told the commission. "But we also understand we don't want a dozen billboards up and down 371. The business community is open to whatever type of communication system is OK to all parties. But we need an alert on 371 that we have a community here and businesses." Echo Journal file photo
Pequot Lakes: Businesses seek to reopen discussion of signs on Highway 371
March 22, 2018 - 5:00am
March 21, 2018
Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor JoAnn Weaver (center) sits with SWCD District Manager Melissa Barrick at the county board's committee of the whole meeting Tuesday and asks that a county commissioner attend the district's monthly meeting in the hopes of bettering their relationship, which has been contentious in the past over issues such as funding. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing SWCD seeks to get chummier with county board
March 21, 2018 - 12:00pm
Sandy Layman
Layman announces bid for re-election
March 21, 2018 - 9:00am
Townships throughout the state gathered for annual meetings and elections March 12.
Crow Wing County townships elect officers
March 21, 2018 - 6:30am
County Engineer Darrick Anderson presented a map of the county's spring road load limit restrictions. The county restrictions follow the state dates for this area and will be in effect until after the spring thaw. Click to view entire map.
Cass County Board: Board nominates Hwys 371, 210 as commerce corridors
March 21, 2018 - 3:00am
Crow Wing County Community Services receives commendation
March 21, 2018 - 2:30am
March 20, 2018
Work under the Minnesota Capitol dome has increased in recent days as deadlines approach for the 2018 edition of the Minnesota Legislature. Don Davis / Forum News Service
MNLARS one of many bills lawmakers tackle near deadline
March 20, 2018 - 4:41pm