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May 25, 2018
County Administrator Tim Houle discusses concerns with the All Veterans Memorial Tuesday, May 22. Houle said the county could be liable should someone injure themselves at the memorial, which has gaps in the several places where brick is loosely laid. About 3,000 bricks still need to be placed, according to one of the project organizers. Chelsey Perkins / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Vets memorial an 'eyesore,' officials say
May 25, 2018 - 3:19pm
May 10, 2018
Crow Wing County Community Services Division Manager Sheila Skogen informs the board of commissioners at its Tuesday, May 8, meeting that a cremation approval fee, which is allowed by state statute, was not charged by coroners and medical examiners due to an oversight. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board approves new fee for county cremations
May 10, 2018 - 4:00am
May 9, 2018
Crow Wing County Adult Services Supervisor Tami Lueck asks the board of commissioners at its Tuesday, May 8, meeting to support the development of a comprehensive re-entry program as a regional project of the Region V+ Adult Mental Health Initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in the county jail. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: County supports plan to reduce mentally ill in jail
May 9, 2018 - 6:00am
April 27, 2018
Capt. Scott Goddard of the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office addresses the county board concerning an ordinance change permitting boat traffic through a creek in Ideal Township. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: County opens creek to boat travel
April 27, 2018 - 8:00am
March 29, 2018
The Crow Wing Board of Commissioners votes at its meeting Tuesday, March 27, to have a commissioner act as a liaison to the Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board to have a commissioner liaison to SWCD
March 29, 2018 - 6:00am
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
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 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 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 27, 2017
Northeast Regional Director Susanne Hinrichs of the University of Minnesota Extension-Brainerd Regional Office talks at the Crow Wing County board meeting on Tuesday about a proposal to charge for the proctoring of the commercial pesticide applicator test. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board adopts fee schedules and policies
December 27, 2017 - 5:00am
December 22, 2017
Crow Wing County Engineer Tim Bray looks over the 2017-21 highway improvement plan, which was adopted April 11. The plan is intended to provide transparency regarding the establishment of roadway improvement priorities and how funding is used. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County completes highway improvements by year's end
December 22, 2017 - 5:00am
December 13, 2017
Crow Wing County Finance Director Jason Rausch presents the 2018 budget and levy summation to the county board at a public hearing Tuesday before a resolution to adopt the budget and levy was unanimously passed. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: For 8th consecutive year, county passes reduced levy
December 13, 2017 - 7:00am
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