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Pine River-Backus School District: Families urged to turn in free/reduced lunch forms
Breaking News SMS Alert service will end 6/1/16
Dayton issues vetoes, signs other bills
Verizon, unions agree to pay raises, new jobs to end strike
Wadena man faces charges for more sex crimes
Patriots third at Deacon's Lodge: Tigers place sixth
Golf leagues - May 26, 2016
Area Softball: Miska powers Patriots to subsection title
Patriot Shooters remain first in conference
Patriots shut out Wadena-Deer Creek
Albert L. Knieff
Marlin Lee Robinson
Turning 90, Winnie-the-Pooh meets Britain's queen in new story
Justin Bieber sued over riff in smash hit 'Sorry'
Chef's Hat: Ready, set, grill
Looking Back-May 19, 2016
Faces: Nisswa's longtime first-grade teacher to retire
MMBA Home Show
Retiring art teacher shares memories, advice with seniors
Valedictorians: We hope you have the time of your life
Get ready to start another chapter in life
Last Windrow: Historic pioneer cemetery lives on
Cracker Barrel: Reconsideration
letters to the editor
50th Wedding Anniversary: Calvin and Shirley Wallin
50th Wedding Anniversary: Bob and Judie Kinzel
90th Birthday: Jim Pint
Engagement Announced: Martha Worms and Dj Pink
Births-May 26, 2016
April 29, 2016
Fifty Lakes: Open house planned for land use map update
The city of Fifty Lakes will host an open house from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at city hall to review the draft updated land use map. The purpose of the open house is to review the draft land use map that has been updated to reflect proposed amendments to the land use ordinance....
April 29, 2016 - 11:13am
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
Fifty Lakes: City to partake in Clean Up Day
In their March meeting, Fifty Lakes City Council members unanimously agreed to participate with the city of Emily for City Clean Up Day in September, with expenses not to exceed $1,500, according to draft city council meeting minutes. They also agreed to hire Tammy Rue as a part-time...
April 13, 2016 - 2:31pm
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 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
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
November 27, 2015
Fifty Lakes: Council approves liquor store discount for city employees
In their November meeting, the Fifty Lakes City Council voted 3-2 in favor of a proposal giving all city employees who have been employed for...
November 27, 2015 - 8:00am
November 9, 2015
Looking Back-Nov. 5, 2015
10 years ago, Nov. 3, 2005 Pequot Lakes Mayor Cathy Malecha receives Citizen of the Year award. Crosslake landfill permit renewal stalled. 20 years ago, Nov. 9, 1995 Crosslake trims budget; taxes may be less. Livestock operation still an issue in Manhattan Beach; farmer...
November 9, 2015 - 2:30pm
November 1, 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...
November 1, 2015 - 8:00am
October 25, 2015
Fifty Lakes bar collects donations for Emily Food Shelf
During October, the Fifty Lakes Municipal Bar is sponsoring the Emily Food Shelf in a competition with other greater Minnesota municipalities. The sponsors who collect the most money and pounds of donated food will total up what they have collected and give all donations and food...
October 25, 2015 - 12:16pm
October 8, 2015
Crosslake students harvest items to sell in fundraiser
Last week, students at Crosslake Community School (CCS) took a trip to Steve and Deb Dahlke's farm in Fifty Lakes to harvest the pumpkins, squash...
lifestyles / features
October 8, 2015 - 5:00am
October 5, 2015
Holes in one
Ellyn Tracy of Crosslake aced the 91-yard (from the red tees) sixth hole Sept. 22 at Crosswoods Golf Course in Crosslake using a 6-iron. Neil Goodwin of Orono aced the 142-yard eighth hole at Golden Eagle Golf Club in Fifty Lakes on Sept. 23 using a 9-iron.
October 5, 2015 - 12:59pm
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 9, 2015
Clean energy topic of Fifty Lakes workshop
The Fifty Lakes Foundaiton meeting Friday, Sept. 18, will feature a presentation by Michelle Rosier on Minnesota's Transition Beyond Coal to Clean Energy, an Action on Climate Change. There will be a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. The speaking program will begin at 7 p.m. Guests are welcome. Rosier...
September 9, 2015 - 1:45pm
Beyond coal to clean energy topic of Fifty Lakes program
The Fifty Lakes Foundation meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, will feature a presentation by Michelle Rosier on Minnesota's transition beyond coal to clean energy, an action on climate change. Rosier is the campaign and organizing manager for the Sierra Club Beyond Coal to Clean...
September 9, 2015 - 11:33am