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CLC travel study information meeting set Oct. 23
Police Blotter - Oct. 19, 2017
CSAH 13 public information meeting set Oct. 24
Handmade Halloween get-ups: ‘Duct Tape and glue sticks, the holy grail of crafting’
A wedding, a runaway dog: Our beloved Charlie's improbable journey home
Astros blank Yanks in Game 7, advance to World Series
Patriot youth participate in 'Bobber Bowl'
Verlander, Astros force decisive Game 7 vs. Yanks
Vikings' Anthony Barr: 'By no means was I trying to take out Aaron Rodgers'
PL 8th-graders first in S-M
Lisa Marie Wall
Robert L. Maples
Steven P. Johnson
Eagle View donates to Kinship Partners
Calendar of events: Oct. 19, 2017
Geritol Frolics kick off 14th year Oct. 19
Everett Smithson Band to play Thursday in Crosslake
Reminders: Oct. 19, 2017
As I See It: Me thinks we doth protest too much
Faith column: Modern Christianity
GROWING TOGETHER: Autumn checklist for putting yard and garden to bed
Letter to the editor: Letter filled with innuendos, half-truths
Cheesehead Chatter: Take those small steps to reach your goals
letters to the editor
Births - Sept. 24, 2017
Births - Aug. 27, 2017
September 2, 2017
WAPOA members learn about lake health
Members of the Whitefish Area Property Owners Association filled the Crosslake Community Center on Tuesday, Aug. 15, to learn about the health...
September 2, 2017 - 6:00am
Ossie, Kimble residents clash over DNR barrier removal
About 85 residents of Kimble, Ossawinnamakee and surrounding lakes gathered Tuesday, Aug. 22, to learn about the Department of Natural Resource's...
September 2, 2017 - 4:00am
August 13, 2017
WAPOA seminar will discuss water quality Aug. 15
The Whitefish Area Property Owners Association invites members, local government officials, lake associations and all who are interested in area water quality to a workshop/seminar at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Crosslake Community Center.
August 13, 2017 - 4:30am
August 5, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Get outside and enjoy summer in the lakes area
"Summer is over." How many times have you heard this phrase? I have heard it all summer - starting in June! Following are two examples from emails I received just this week. One read: "What a beautiful summer day! It's hard to believe it's almost over!!" The other said: "Summer is...
August 5, 2017 - 4:00am
July 14, 2017
GCOLA business meeting to be held Saturday
All Gull Chain of Lakes Association (GCOLA - https://www.gcola.org) members are invited to attend the annual membership business meeting at 10...
July 14, 2017 - 5:30am
June 30, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Celebrate a summer of FUN
I have dubbed this a "Summer of FUN." I have that phrase written on a dry erase marker board on my refrigerator with "FUN" in all capital bubble...
June 30, 2017 - 9:00am
April 29, 2017
Dan-ecdotes: Snow is gone; go check out the lakes area
The weather is still somewhat finicky, but I think it's safe to say spring is here. Sure, it snowed in Backus over the weekend, but nothing accumulated. Let's just call that a fluke. We may still have to deal with a nearly unending chance of rain and high temperatures that may fluctuate...
April 29, 2017 - 5:10am
March 2, 2017
Sheriff's offices warn of deteriorating ice
As unseasonably warm weather quickly deteriorates ice conditions on lakes across much of the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
March 2, 2017 - 9:25pm
February 24, 2017
Cass County: Warm weather leads to poor conditions on area lakes
Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that unseasonably warm temperatures and steady rainfall have significantly deteriorated area lakes, especially landings. Several landings, including on Leech Lake, are reported to be in poor condition. The Cass County Sheriff's Office assisted...
February 24, 2017 - 12:02am
February 21, 2017
Pickups falling through lake ice as officials put out warnings
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Unseasonably warm temperatures and steady rainfall have prompted local and state officials to urge caution when venturing onto...
February 21, 2017 - 5:31pm
September 2, 2016
WAPOA holds groundwater protection seminar
The Whitefish Area Property Owners Association (WAPOA) hosted a groundwater quality seminar Thursday, Aug. 25, for community members to learn how to take care of the water in their wells and lakes and how to ensure safe drinking water. --- Resources For more information on groundwater...
September 2, 2016 - 9:51am
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
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 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
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