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Republican senators introduce legislation to support Minnesota mining and reduce household water costs
Police Blotter - March 17, 2018
Pequot Lakes: Council nixes idea for new maintenance facility location
Lifestyle change classes begin this week
Crosslake: Council denies road vacation, discusses lower speed limit on CR16
Outdoor report: March fishing heating up on Lake of the Woods
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - March 15, 2018
Girls basketball: Rails eliminate Patriot girls
Turkeys trot along 210
North Stars fall to New Ulm
Wendy Jean Bassamore
Brian B. Eide
Gary Lee Gallagher
Virgil Frank Lundberg
Virgil Frank Lundberg
5 Irish-themed sweets for St. Patrick's Day
Card games: March 5-9, 2018
Chef's Hat: Sweet potatoes provide a twist on tater tots
Salmonella cases linked to consuming opioid substitute kratom
Corks have significant impact on wine
The Last Windrow: Remembering the 'Rat Man'
Letter to the Editor: Popular vote should overrule Electoral College
Living longer means seniors often care for parents
Letter to the Editor: Thank you to loon center supporters
Vogt's Notes: Read your community newspaper to be an informed citizen
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A Personal Note From Denny
August 24, 2017
Pequot Lakes: Council learns road turnbacks may be delayed, Issue affects budget process
"Exasperated" could describe Pequot Lakes City Council members after they learned Tuesday, Aug. 15, that the city might not take ownership of...
August 24, 2017 - 6:00am
June 26, 2017
PR-B School: Board discusses preliminary budget, Sixth-grade athletic policy approved 4-2
The Pine River-Backus School Board approved a 2017-18 preliminary budget during its Monday, June 19, board meeting. The preliminary budget projects...
June 26, 2017 - 5:00am
January 2, 2017
Cass County: Board sets final levy, budget
The Cass County Board set a final 2017 levy and budget and approved 2017 salaries for all employees except those in three of the six union bargaining units. The county 2017 budget calls for $59,152,375 in revenues and $58,913,054 in expenditures. There is no contingency fund planned....
January 2, 2017 - 10:19am
Nisswa: Council approves increased levy, raises firefighter retirement pay
The Nisswa City Council approved an increased budget and general revenue tax levy for 2017 and raised the retirement pay for firefighters at...
January 2, 2017 - 10:15am
December 28, 2016
Pequot Lakes School District: School board adopts final levy
In its final meeting of the year on Monday, Dec. 19, the Pequot Lakes School Board adopted its final 2016 payable 2017 tax levy. The total levy for the upcoming year was set at $5,438,851.99. As in the previous year, the district will levy at a rate of $625 per pupil. However, residents...
December 28, 2016 - 12:25am
December 16, 2016
Crosslake: Council approves 5 percent levy increase
After much debate, the Crosslake City Council unanimously approved the 2017 budget and tax levy after a public meeting held before its regular meeting Monday, Dec. 12. The total levy was set at $3,516,321, which is a 5 percent increase from this year. Finance Director Mike Lyonais...
December 16, 2016 - 11:01pm
October 12, 2016
Jenkins: Council sets preliminary levy with no changes
The Jenkins City Council set a $252,200 preliminary tax levy for 2017 during its Sept. 28, second monthly council meeting. The levy passed unanimously with one council member absent. The amount passed is the same as the city's 2016 levy. Before the levy is approved in December, it...
October 12, 2016 - 2:59pm
October 6, 2016
Fifty Lakes: Council sets reduced preliminary budget for 2017
The Fifty Lakes City Council approved a reduced preliminary budget and levy for 2017 at its Tuesday, Sept. 13, meeting, according to unapproved draft meeting minutes. The preliminary budget and levy were both set at $437,700, which is a decrease of $10,068 from this year. City Clerk...
October 6, 2016 - 10:56am
September 23, 2016
Pequot Lakes School Board: Board approves preliminary levy
The Pequot Lakes School Board approved its preliminary levy for the coming school year in its Monday, Sept. 19, meeting. The board set its preliminary local option revenue at $325 per pupil, foregoing the maximum option of $424 per pupil. When the board approves a final levy in December,...
September 23, 2016 - 8:53am
September 20, 2016
Pequot Lakes School Board: Levy discussed at board work session
In the Pequot Lakes School Board work session Monday, Sept. 12 - delayed one week due to Labor Day - the board discussed options for its 2016 payable 2017 preliminary levy. Board members reviewed totals of the general fund, community service fund and debt service fund if they were...
September 20, 2016 - 9:10am
September 16, 2016
Breezy Point: Council approves 5 percent preliminary levy increase
Breezy Point City Council members approved a preliminary 2017 tax levy of $89,927, or 5 percent higher than the 2016 tax levy, at its meeting...
September 16, 2016 - 9:20am
September 15, 2016
Pequot Lakes: Council adopts preliminary budget, levy
The Pequot Lakes City Council agreed to a 3 percent increase to the general revenue tax levy in 2017 when it adopted a preliminary tax levy and...
September 15, 2016 - 11:04am
Backus: Council approves preliminary levy, street reconstruction bonds
The Backus City Council approved a 2017 preliminary tax levy that’s 2 percent higher than this year’s levy at its Monday, Sept. 12, regular meeting. The council set the preliminary levy at $145,896 for 2017. This amount can be lowered before the levy is finalized in December,...
September 15, 2016 - 9:38am
August 22, 2016
Pequot Lakes School Board: Preliminary levy discussed in work session
In a work session before its Monday, Aug. 15, meeting, the Pequot Lakes School Board discussed preliminary levy planning for the coming school years. Projections presented by business manager Jenny Max indicated operating with a levy of $625 would keep the school district from working...
August 22, 2016 - 8:21am
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