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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Just for Kix Spring Show
U.S. cruise ship pulls into Havana on historic Cuba voyage
DNR to debut new reservation system for all state park campsites
Deal struck for sweeping cuts to prison terms for drug sentences in MN
Run for the lakes 2016 marathon 5k/10k
Running: Tesdahl, Ostien pace Run For Lakes Marathon
NFL: Joe Haeg conference call with Indianapolis Colts
NFL: Colts select Haeg with 155th pick
Lake Shore’s Haeg drafted by Indianapolis in 5th round
Elizabeth "Betty" Henseler
Patricia A. "Pat" Lawson
Want to get ready for a 5K? There are plenty of options in the lakes area
Crow Wing Energized: Talk back to negative thoughts
Acting a family matter in PLHS play: Two pairs of siblings in cast of eight
Pages from the Past-April 28, 2016
Asparagus is a great spring vegetable
MMBA Home Show
From the Lefthand Corner: Facts, factoids and fictions
Last Windrow: Memories of prom night, 1964
Letters to the Editor: Voters can change government
Boomers: Today, it's all about health
Cracker Barrel: The frogs
letters to the editor
80th & 75th Birthday: Les and Lucy Frainz
25th Wedding Anniversary: DJ and Kris Dondelinger
95th Birthday: Dorothy Collins
90th Birthday: Lurline Newman
Engagement Announced: Katie Marie Embertson to Taylor James Breen
April 29, 2016
Fifty Lakes: City appoints two to environmental committee
In their April meeting, the Fifty Lakes City Council appointed two new members - Gordy Reller and council member Jay Weinmann - to the Golden Eagle Golf Course environmental committee, according to draft minutes of the council's meeting. Weinmann abstained from voting on the measure....
April 29, 2016 - 11:13am
April 13, 2016
Crosslake: Council approves communications retention agreements: AIS prevention, lake access discussed
In its Monday, April 11, meeting, the Crosslake City Council voted 4-1 to provide retention agreements of $30,000 for two "key" employees at Crosslake Communications, whose names have not been made public.
April 13, 2016 - 2:44pm
April 6, 2016
Breezy Point: Council renews fire contract with Pequot Lakes: 2015 audit results reviewed
In their Monday, April 4, meeting, the Breezy Point City Council unanimously agreed to renew the city's contract with the Pequot Lakes Fire Department, despite a rate increase. The city's contract amount for this year is $83,700.30, which is an increase of nearly $7,700 from the previous...
April 6, 2016 - 2:34pm
March 30, 2016
Crosslake: Council rescinds motion at special meeting
At a special meeting Tuesday, March 22, the Crosslake City Council agreed to reconsider a special retention agreement with two Crosslake Communications employees, which was approved in a special meeting Thursday, March 17. According to draft minutes of the March 22 meeting, the motion...
March 30, 2016 - 3:07pm
March 17, 2016
Crosslake: Short-handed council approves communications asset bid request
Though it was without two of its members, the Crosslake City Council voted 2-1 to approve an issuance of request for bids of the assets of Crosslake Communications at its Monday, March 14, meeting. Mayor Steve Roe voted against the measure, seeking clarification on a number of points...
March 17, 2016 - 11:15am
March 11, 2016
Breezy Point: Council approves revised park plan
In their Monday, March 7, meeting, the Breezy Point City Council voted 4-1 to approve a revised capital improvement plan for the city's park committee. Council member Otto Schmid voted against the measure, citing concerns regarding the city's fishing pier. The summary of the capital...
March 11, 2016 - 11:03am
February 18, 2016
Fifty Lakes: Council approves cost-of-living increase
In their February meeting, the Fifty Lakes City Council approved a 1.5 percent cost-of-living pay increase for all city employees beginning Feb. 1, according to the city's draft meeting minutes. Council member Greg Buchite abstained from voting, but all other members voted in favor....
February 18, 2016 - 11:42am
February 12, 2016
Crosslake: Council amends charitable gambling ordinance: Council members pass off 10 percent fee
In its Monday, Feb. 8, meeting, the Crosslake City Council unanimously agreed to make slight changes to the city's ordinance regarding charitable gambling.
February 12, 2016 - 10:39am
Manhattan Beach: Council makes annual appointments
In its January meeting, the Manhattan Beach City Council approved a number of the city's annual appointments and designations. Ryan, Brucker & Kalis, Ltd., was named city attorney, and Bolton & Menk, Inc., was named city engineer as needed. Mathias Justin was named the city accountant,...
February 12, 2016 - 10:36am
February 5, 2016
Fifty Lakes: Council approves 2016 appointments
In their January meeting, the Fifty Lakes City Council unanimously approved the city's annual appointments for 2016. According to the city's draft meeting minutes, council member Greg Buchite was appointed to the role of acting mayor in the mayor's absence, as well as the liaison...
February 5, 2016 - 10:52am
Breezy Point: Council receives road improvement bids: Assessment hearing set for Feb. 22
In their Monday, Feb. 1, meeting, the Breezy Point City Council unanimously approved a resolution accepting bids for improvements on Winter Trail and Scenic Overlook. The lowest of four bids came from DeChantal Excavating in Brainerd for $95,495.85. The total cost for Winter Trail...
February 5, 2016 - 10:50am
January 13, 2016
Crosslake: Council makes annual appointments
In their Monday, Jan. 11, meeting, the Crosslake City Council approved several organizational appointments for the coming year. The council appointed Matt Kuker and Jeff Bisson (as an alternate) to the planning and zoning commission, Mike Winkels and Dave Fischer to the utility advisory...
January 13, 2016 - 3:14pm
January 7, 2016
Breezy Point: Council approves annual appointments
In its Monday, Jan. 4, meeting, the Breezy Point City Council approved the city's annual designations and appointments, although Mayor Tom Lillehei indicated that very little will change in the coming year. The only designation change for 2016 is that longtime volunteer JoAnn Sullivan...
January 7, 2016 - 9:47am
December 30, 2015
Fifty Lakes: Council sets 2016 levy
In their December meeting, the Fifty Lakes City Council agreed to set the city's 2016 levy at $444,768, according to the city's draft meeting minutes. The city's general fund is set at $209,583 for the coming year, while $176,185 is set aside for road and bridge maintenance. The city's...
December 30, 2015 - 10:46am
December 22, 2015
Crosslake: Council approves budget, levy
In a public meeting held before its regular meeting Monday, Dec. 14, the Crosslake City Council approved the 2016 budget and levy by a 4-1 vote, with council member Mark Wessels voting in opposition. The total levy was set at $3,348,877 - up from $2,912,000 in 2015 - while the revenues...
December 22, 2015 - 2:57pm