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Prison work program helps preserve historic southern Minnesota church
Capitol Chatter: Minimum wage automatically heads up
During the solar eclipse, animals will be confused
9-year-old boy dies after UTV rollover accident in Douglas County, Minn.
Mezzenga Carlson celebration of life set Saturday
Twins activate former All-Star closer Perkins
Danecdotes: Practice begins for area fall sports
Vikings kicker, punter positions up for grabs yet
Vikings QB Sam Bradford opens up on faith, trust and drowning out the intrigue
Injuries strike Vikings offensive line again
Richard Wayne Gravdahl
Jesse Elmer Lodermeier
Carl J. (Corky) Smith
Curtis W. Smith
Crosslake offers something for everyone Aug. 12
The endless summer
Pages from the Past - Aug. 18, 2017
Last duck race of season is today
SOLO to play Saturday in Pequot Lakes park
Letter to the editor: Leave the memorial be
From the Lefthand Corner: Trump's downward slide
Supporting a free press
Vogt's Notes: Imagine a day without local news
Try a new twist on zucchini with 'zoodles'
letters to the editor
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Spike & Karen Wales
Cole Richard Sifferath
Robert and Susan (Gregg) House
July 28, 2015
Fifty Lakes: Council to raise bartender wages
In their July meeting, the Fifty Lakes City Council unanimously agreed to increase the minimum wage of bartenders to $9 an hour, in accordance with state law, beginning Aug. 1. In addition, the council voted in favor of amending the city's liquor ordinance, allowing the sale of intoxicating...
July 28, 2015 - 10:11am
July 13, 2015
Breezy Point: Council renews audit service agreement
During their Monday, July 6, meeting, the Breezy Point City Council approved a proposal from Schlenner Wenner & Co. of Little Falls for a three-year extension of the firm's audit services, voting 3-2 in favor of the proposal. The new proposal calls for the price of audit services...
July 13, 2015 - 10:05am
June 10, 2015
Manhattan Beach: Council approves city hall appraisal
In their May meeting, the Manhattan Beach City Council agreed to have an updated, on-site appraisal of city hall, according to meeting minutes. After the recent remodeling of city hall, LMC Insurance asked the city if it felt an appraisal was necessary to ensure the building would...
June 10, 2015 - 11:59am
Crosslake: Council approves two commission appointments
During its Monday, June 8, meeting, the Crosslake City Council unanimously agreed to appoint Dale Melberg as a member of the Public Works/Cemetery/Sewer Commission and Douglas Benzer as an alternate member of the Crosslake Communications Advisory Board. Melberg is a longtime resident...
June 10, 2015 - 11:42am
May 7, 2015
Manhattan Beach: Council reviews zoning map
In their April 7 meeting, the Manhattan Beach City Council agreed to send its zoning map, recently revised by the planning and zoning commission, back to the commission for further correction and review. Among the corrections needed was the removal of the word "industrial" from the...
May 7, 2015 - 2:36pm
April 15, 2015
Crosslake: Council approves land use ordinance changes
During their Monday, April 13, meeting, the Crosslake City Council unanimously approved changes that have been in the works for months to the city's commercial land use ordinance. The city, along with the Crow Wing County Planning and Zoning Commission, have received input from...
April 15, 2015 - 5:41pm
Jenkins: Council discusses broadband
The Jenkins City Council on Monday, April 13, heard concerns from a resident about local Internet connectivity, according to city clerk Krista Okerman. The resident explained that his options for Internet are limited and the location of his home does not allow him to connect to cable....
April 15, 2015 - 11:26am
March 25, 2015
Crosslake: Council talks communication finances in joint meeting
The Crosslake City Council held a special joint meeting with the utilities advisory board on Thursday, March 19, to review the financial statements of Crosslake Communications in 2014. Pat Powers of Olsen-Thielen & Co., an accounting firm based in St. Paul, presented to the council...
March 25, 2015 - 11:04am
March 12, 2015
Crosslake: Council agrees to vacate roadway
During their Monday, March 9, meeting, the Crosslake City Council unanimously agreed to vacate a 21.5-foot portion of right of way at the end of Birch Lane to the individual who owns land on three sides of that portion. The council opened the issue up to the public, but no one "We...
March 12, 2015 - 11:01am
Crosslake: Council holds first town hall meeting
Prior to their regular March 9 meeting, the Crosslake City Council held its first of a series of town hall meetings in city hall, which was attended by roughly 30 residents. The topic at hand was "What do you want Crosslake to be?" Mayor Steve Roe, who said he would like a member...
March 12, 2015 - 10:53am
February 19, 2015
Fifty Lakes: Council approves yearly appointments
During their January meeting, the Fifty Lakes City Council approved a number of appointments for the city in the coming year, according to draft meeting minutes. Council member Greg Buchite was named acting mayor, as well as the weed inspector and head of the roads and maintenance...
February 19, 2015 - 2:20pm
February 11, 2015
Manhattan Beach: Council appoints service providers
During their January meeting, the Manhattan Beach City Council approved the appointments of 11 city service providers. First, the council approved Ryan, Brucker and Kalis, Ltd. as the new city attorney. Bolton & Menk, Inc. - consulting engineers and surveyors with an office in Baxter...
February 11, 2015 - 5:02pm
February 4, 2015
Crosslake: Council approves several improvements
Unable to have a quorum for its February meeting, the Crosslake City Council held a special meeting Tuesday, Jan. 27. In that meeting, council members unanimously agreed to allow the city's fire department to declare a fire engine as surplus, granting the department permission to...
February 4, 2015 - 2:36pm
Pequot Lakes: Council talks about goals with department heads
The Pequot Lakes City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 27, met in a work session with city department heads to discuss current department projects, as well as mid-term and long-term goals. No action was taken. Council member Greg Karr was absent from the work session. City clerk's office City...
February 4, 2015 - 12:43pm
January 21, 2015
Manhattan Beach: Council approves final levy
In its Dec. 2 meeting, the Manhattan Beach City Council unanimously approved its final tax levy for the new year, according to meeting minutes. The 2015 levy was set at $70,000 - the same total as the previous year - after a motion made by council member Janis Allen and seconded...
January 21, 2015 - 3:39pm