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Police Blotter - April 22, 2017
Pequot Lakes: Board approves scoreboard purchase
PR-B Area Relay for Life teams sought - Team captain meeting is Monday
Alexis Lueck crowned Miss Pequot Lakes, Miss Congeniality 2017
Pequot Lakes speech team members advance to state
Crosswoods golf leagues set
Inside the Outdoors: Unsung sandhill cranes are returning too
Boys golf: Patriot boys third at Detroit Lakes
Area Basketball: T-wolves Jones bringing talents to Pillager
Tigers win third straight - Hansen throws no-hitter vs Panthers
Patrick J. Burke
Xavier Charles Raphael Van Slyke
Walter P. Eskierka
Marc Charles Welzant
Robert G. Cretinon
Liquor manager calls it quits: Toni Buchite retires after 37 years with city of Fifty Lakes
Card games: April 22, 2017
Grim's Grub: It's time to fire up the grill
Looking Back - April 21, 2017
Children sought for 'Wizard of Oz' Prairie Fire Theatre production
As I see it: What do the American people really want?
The Last Windrow: A dry line fishing opener
World of Wine: Spring flavors bloom with rosé wine varietals
Lost Italian: Guilt-free Mediterranean steak salad
Vogt's Notes: Trees are at mercy of storms, progress, safety
letters to the editor
Births-April 19, 2017
Robert and Janet Timmins
Betty Olson- Wolkenhauer- Lovegreen
Births-April 11, 2017
March 27, 2017
Mayor's Notebook: Crosslake busy with comp plan update
At the Feb. 13 Crosslake City Council meeting, the council voted unanimously to retain the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) to help us update the city's comprehensive plan. The last update was approved in 2008. In many ways Crosslake has seen dramatic changes, and in some ways...
March 27, 2017 - 5:30am
Mayor's Notebook: February happenings in Crosslake
February was a great month in Crosslake! I would call the 2017 WinterFest "Best of Show." Again our businesses and host of volunteers did an outstanding job of showcasing "Crosslake as a place to be in the winter." And of course WCCO did a fine job of putting us on the map. So a huge...
February 27, 2017 - 10:00pm
February 10, 2017
Mayor's Notebook: Community help needed for Trailside Park plan
Many of you may have seen or heard about the selection of "Plan A" for Trailside Park. The history of this is approximately one year long, including three public meetings, discussion at the Thriving Communities Initiative and ongoing discussion at the council level.
February 10, 2017 - 10:15pm
January 24, 2017
Crosslake Mayor's Notebook: A new chapter
Jan. 9 began a new chapter for me as I assume the role as your mayor for the next two years. Thank you for your support and know that I will do my best to honor the commitments I made to you: Economic development: Seeking opportunities for growth and expansion, recognizing existing...
January 24, 2017 - 10:46am
January 5, 2017
Mayor's Notebook: Collaboration is key
As I write my first mayor's column of my new term, the word "collaboration" comes to mind. It is important that each of us realizes how critical collaboration is within the workings of our community; so much has been accomplished when we work together, and I will mention just a few....
January 5, 2017 - 11:17pm
January 4, 2017
From community volunteer to mayor: Norgaard begins first term with Crosslake City Council
The Crosslake Economic Development Authority, Light Up the Dam, Lakes Area Music Festival and Minnesota Design Team - these are just a few of...
January 4, 2017 - 10:38am
December 15, 2016
Pequot Lakes: Mayor recognized for years of service
Pequot Lakes City Council member Scott Pederson presented mayor Dave Sjoblad with a plaque recognizing Sjoblad's outstanding commitment and service...
December 15, 2016 - 9:14pm
Nisswa: Kraus reflects on 20-plus years of public service
Harold Kraus was asked to join the Nisswa City Council in 1994, thus beginning more than a 20-year stint of public service for a city Kraus has...
December 15, 2016 - 10:46am
November 9, 2016
Breezy Point: Council race ends in tie
The race for the second Breezy Point City Council seat ended in a tie Tuesday night, when Gary Mitchell and Jeff Helland both received 477 votes....
November 9, 2016 - 12:41am
November 8, 2016
Crosslake: Norgaard edges Wessels for mayor
Patty Norgaard edged out current city council member Mark Wessels in the Crosslake mayoral race Tuesday, Nov. 8. Norgaard won by just 5 percent,...
November 8, 2016 - 11:49pm
Fifty Lakes: Bradley defeats Reierson
Mark Bradley defeated incumbent Don Reierson for the two-year city council seat in Fifty Lakes. Bradley received 182 votes, while Reierson, who...
November 8, 2016 - 10:40pm
October 30, 2016
Elect Norgaard for Crosslake mayor
I am writing to endorse Patty Norgaard for mayor of Crosslake. I have worked with Patty on both Crosslake's Economic Development Association and the Minnesota Design Team effort. She has enthusiastically worked for economic development and recently the design plan to offer all "Crosslakers"...
opinion/letters to the editor
October 30, 2016 - 10:29am
October 28, 2016
Fifty Lakes: Candidates answer audience questions
Residents of Fifty Lakes got the chance to meet their city council candidates and ask them questions Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Fifty Lakes Fire Hall. With current Mayor Tim Anick running uncontested, there are three council positions open. Appointed incumbent Don Reierson is facing...
October 28, 2016 - 11:23am
October 27, 2016
Nisswa: Candidates talk about new park, assessments, relationships
More than 40 people turned out Tuesday, Oct. 18, to hear what two Nisswa mayoral candidates and four city council candidates had to say at a candidate forum at the Nisswa Community Center. Incumbent council candidate Gary Johnson was unable to attend because of a work commitment....
October 27, 2016 - 10:30am
October 24, 2016
Letter to the editor: Restore Crosslake leadership by electing Norgaard
Let's talk about taxes in Crosslake. From 2009-12, the city held or reduced the levy and accomplished a number of projects such as Sunrise Island bridge replacement and construction of new ambulance facilities. Between 2013-16, our annual tax levy has risen more than $800,000 with...
opinion/letters to the editor
October 24, 2016 - 9:18am