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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Nisswa Winter Jubilee on tap this weekend
Distracted teen driver pleads guilty in crash that killed two
Police Blotter-Feb. 11, 2016
Tree clearing to begin for Highway 371 expansion: Work to start in Nisswa, Pequot Lakes
Cass County: Board approves CSAH 77 agreement
Stone places 10th overall at state meet
PL boys take third
PR-B Pulse competes in section meet
Junior Hockey: Blizzard swarms North Stars
Tiger girls split week
Donna Kreller Glover
Wiljo A. Tuomi
Crosslake teacher has passion for performance
Pages from the Past-Feb. 11, 2016
Looking Back-Feb. 11, 2016
Cast announced for Pequot Lakes Community Theater production of 'Cheaper by the Dozen'
Get 'Inspired by Shakespeare' Feb. 26 at Grand View Lodge
MMBA Home Show
Faith: Why Lent?
From the Lefthand Corner: Reflecting on junior college
The Cracker Barrel: Manners matter
The Last Windrow: Signs of spring are showing
Letters to the Editor: Take a look at Scouting
letters to the editor
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 - 9:46am
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 - 10:45am
December 17, 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 17, 2015 - 8:23am
December 11, 2015
Breezy Point: Council approves 2016 budget, levy
In their Monday, Dec. 7, meeting, the Breezy Point City Council unanimously approved the city budget and levy for 2016, set the operating revenue budget at $2,209,263 and the levy at $1,798,063. Both totals are an increase of roughly $40,000 from the previous year. The city's...
December 11, 2015 - 9:27am
Crosslake: Council approves sewer project schedule proposal: Right-of-way issue settled
In their Monday, Nov. 10, meeting, the Crosslake City Council unanimously approved a proposal from engineering firm Widseth Smith Nolting (WSN) in Baxter to provide an overall project schedule and estimated costs for sewer plant upgrades. The public works commission recently discussed...
November 11, 2015 - 1:18pm
November 9, 2015
Breezy Point: Council approves employee wage increase: Ordinance on portable storage approved
In their Monday, Nov. 3, meeting, the Breezy Point City Council unanimously agreed to increase wages of non-union city employees by 3.5 percent in 2016. The wage increase is in line with the city's union contract with the police department, which will also see an increase of 3.5...
November 9, 2015 - 11:31am
October 30, 2015
Fifty Lakes: Council to update land use ordinance
In their Oct. 13 meeting, the Fifty Lakes City Council agreed to hire John Sumption with Crow Wing County to assist with re-writing of the city's land use ordinance, with costs not to exceed $10,000, according to unapproved draft meeting minutes. The council agreed a draft of the...
October 30, 2015 - 3:11pm
October 21, 2015
Manhattan Beach: Council leaves levy 'as is'
In their September meeting, the Manhattan Beach City Council unanimously agreed to keep the city's tax levy "as is" for 2016. The council set the 2015 levy at $70,000 in their December 2014 meeting, and city clerk/treasurer Barb Hanson-Wannebo moved to keep it there, saying she saw...
October 21, 2015 - 2:34pm
October 19, 2015
Crosslake: Council amends gambling code: Discusses land use, enforcement ordinances
In their Monday, Oct. 12, meeting, the Crosslake City Council unanimously agreed to amend portions of the city's gambling code. Following a premises permit application submitted by Merrifield Marathons, Inc.
October 19, 2015 - 9:38am
October 6, 2015
Breezy Point: Council doubles up on 2016 seal coating
During their Monday, Oct. 5, meeting, the Breezy Point City Council unanimously approved a resolution specifying the city roads to be seal coated in 2016. The city will double its seal coating efforts in 2016 after a communication problem with Crow Wing County prevented it from...
October 6, 2015 - 5:50pm
September 23, 2015
Fifty Lakes: Council approves preliminary budget
In their September meeting, the Fifty Lakes City Council unanimously agreed to set its preliminary budget for 2016 at $474,368, a decrease of roughly $1,200 from last year. Of that preliminary budget, $236,183 would be devoted to the city's general fund, while $176,185 would be dedicated...
September 23, 2015 - 2:24pm
September 18, 2015
Breezy Point: Council approves preliminary levy
In their Tuesday, Sept. 8, meeting, Breezy Point City Council members unanimously approved the preliminary levy and budget for the coming year.
September 18, 2015 - 5:33pm