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Rosemary Franzen

March 14, 2018
Backus Area Forest Supervisor Joel Lemberg requested last month the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners approve the purchase of 80 acres from Potlatch Minnesota Timberlands near Crosslake for state forest purposes through The Nature Conservancy, which would in turn would donate it to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Submitted photo
Crow Wing County Board: Support of timberland acquisition by DNR withheld
March 14, 2018 - 6:00am
March 2, 2018
Brainerd and Crow Wing County Housing and Residential Authority Executive Director Jennifer Bergman talks at the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday about a tax-forfeited property hold policy and sales procedure that tackles areas with blight issues, redeveloping them into suitable housing. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Eliminating eyesores remains goal of HRA
March 2, 2018 - 6:00am
February 28, 2018
Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Sheila Haverkamp gives the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners an overview of "opportunity zones" at Tuesday's meeting that are created by a new provision in the federal tax bill. These new zones use tax incentives to attract long-term investment in low-income or high-poverty areas. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: County identifies 'opportunity zones'
February 28, 2018 - 8:00am
February 21, 2018
Crow Wing County Commissioner Paul Thiede gestures with his hands during a lively discussion Wednesday of a proposed ordinance regulating the use of all-terrain vehicles in county road right-of-ways, while Land Services Director Gary Griffin listens to Thiede's left and facing Commissioners Paul Koering and Rachel Reabe Nystrom. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County considers proposed ATV ordinance
February 21, 2018 - 6:00am
February 15, 2018
Crow Wing County Board: Tax-forfeited surplus revenues reviewed
February 15, 2018 - 7:30am
February 14, 2018
The Crow Wing Board of Commissioners meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Commissioner Doug Houge sits in the center as chairman in this 2017 photo, with new Board Chairman Paul Thiede to Houge's left. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing commissioners' expenses vary widely in 2017
February 14, 2018 - 12:00pm
January 27, 2018
From left to right: Crow Wing County Administrative Coordinator Therese Norwood, Administrator Tim Houle, and Commissioners Paul Koering, Rosemary Franzen, Paul Thiede and Doug Houge, and Attorney Don Ryan wait for the next speaker at Tuesday's county board meeting. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Open forum meetings to be restricted in time
January 27, 2018 - 4:00am
January 19, 2018
The cab of the Pequot Lakes fire tower was once used by the Department of Natural Resources forestry to watch for wildfire. Today, the tower sits empty due to budgetary issues and constant vandalism. Travis Grimler/Echo Journal file photo
Crow Wing County looks to acquire Pequot Lakes fire tower
January 19, 2018 - 5:00am
January 3, 2018
Crow Wing County Board Commissioner Rachel Reabe Nystrom (far right) leans in to talk to new Chairman Paul Thiede Tuesday as former Chairman Doug Houge (center) talks to new Vice Chairwoman Rosemary Franzen. Also pictured are Commissioner Paul Koering and Administrative Coordinator Therese Norwood. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board reorganizes as new year begins
January 3, 2018 - 10:00am
December 29, 2017
Crow Wing County Finance Director Jason Rausch makes the case at Tuesday's board meeting for county employees to travel out of state, sometimes at the county's expense. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Approves out-of-state travel requests
December 29, 2017 - 7:00am
December 20, 2017
Crow Wing County Commissioner Paul Thiede (second from left) looks at Land Services Director Gary Griffin (center) Tuesday as Griffin talks about the difficult in accessing some tax-forfeited lands surrounded by private property, while Environmental Services Supervisor Ryan Simonson sits next to him at the table and Environment Services Manager Paul Herkenhoff watches from the audience at the Historic Courthouse on Laurel Street. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
County-owned tax-forfeited lands can be impossible to access
December 20, 2017 - 5:00am
December 15, 2017
Will Cooksey of the The Trust for Public Land makes his case at Tuesday's county board meeting to buy about 260 acres surrounding Indian Jack Lake to donate to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to create a wildlife management area. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Supports creation of wildlife management area
December 15, 2017 - 7:00am
November 29, 2017
Crow Wing County Attorney Don Ryan (far right) talks at Tuesday's board meeting about lawsuits against the county regarding alleged improper accessing of private information by county employees. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Invasion of privacy lawsuits a public concern
November 29, 2017 - 7:00am
November 15, 2017
Paul Herkenhoff is the new manager of Crow Wing County Environmental Services. The former Crow Wing County survey/planning coordinator took over the position from long-time employee Chris Pence, who recently quit the county after nine years to work for the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources in Brainerd. Submitted photo.
Crow Wing County Board: Revisions to land-use ordinance approved
November 15, 2017 - 7:00am
November 4, 2017
The Crow Wing County Highway Department, explained the plans to reconstruct 3.2 miles of CSAH 13, from County Road 137 to County State Aid Highway 4, in 2020. Plans include adding 6 feet of paved shoulders to each side, rebuilding ditches to meet safety standards and widening the right of way from 66 feet to 100 feet. / Google maps
CSAH 13: Project aims to improve safety on crash-ridden highway
November 4, 2017 - 4:00am