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Junior Hockey: North Stars skate past Willmar
Cross Country: Patriot boys 5th, girls 7th in Bagley - PR-B boys finish 20th
Bemidji State picked fifth in WCHA preseason polls, Minnesota State again the favorite
Defending champs Minnesota Duluth picked to finish first in NCHC; followed by SCSU, UND
Inside the Outdoors: Viruses victimize wildlife, too
John "Jack" T. Thomas
Shawn Eisel Blanchard
Lyle B. Sannes
Evelyn D. Eide
Coming Wednesday: Substance abuse is addictive
Water is a health 'food' not to be overlooked
Crow Wing Energized: Depression might be more common than you think
Pequot Lakes church to host lutefisk supper Sept. 29
3 things for better health - Sept. 17
As I See It: Why study history?
Uncharted: A hike, a speech and a loose-meat sandwich
Vogt's Notes: We welcome letters, but watch your word count
Letter to the editor: Thiede's value to Crow Wing County
Slow down to give and receive kindness
letters to the editor
50th Wedding Anniversary
Births: Sept 2, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
September 17, 2018
Backus: Airport dominates council discussion
City council members' eyebrows were raised while discussing the Backus Municipal Airport and various projects Monday, Sept. 10, because of additional...
September 17, 2018 - 6:00am
July 10, 2018
Backus: Sanitary district contract approved with increase
After some consideration, the Backus City Council on Monday, July 2, approved an updated contract with the Pine River Area Sanitary District...
July 10, 2018 - 5:00am
June 12, 2018
Backus: Do sidewalks have future in Backus?
The Backus City Council addressed the general condition of sidewalks within the city Monday, June 4. The city has determined that many sidewalks...
June 12, 2018 - 5:00am
April 10, 2018
Backus: Council approves bids, discusses airport
The Backus City Council continued to review bids for work at the municipal airport, ultimately approving spending, with caveats.
April 10, 2018 - 5:00am
November 14, 2017
Backus: Council sets meeting on property assessments
The Backus City Council at its meeting Monday, Nov. 6, scheduled a public hearing to discuss a proposed special assessment to pay for part of...
November 14, 2017 - 4:00am
July 17, 2017
Backus: Council manages airport grants, approves road patches until August
The Backus City Council made an amendment to one grant for the municipal airport and approved a planning agreement for runway lighting during...
July 17, 2017 - 4:00am
June 16, 2017
Backus: Council approves townhomes sale
During a special meeting Monday, June 12, the Backus City Council approved a sale agreement for the four city townhomes for $180,000. The council...
June 16, 2017 - 4:00am
April 10, 2017
Backus: Council addresses resident concerns
The Backus City Council responded to several issues city residents raised during its Monday, April 3, council meeting. During the monthly Cass...
April 10, 2017 - 4:30am
March 13, 2017
Backus: Fire department buys pickup truck
The Backus City Council authorized the city fire department to buy a new pickup truck during its Monday, March 6, meeting. The truck is a 2002...
March 13, 2017 - 7:00am
January 24, 2017
Backus: Council addresses residents
The Backus City Council answered questions for residents at the Monday, Jan. 9, city council meeting. The public forum began with a question regarding city ordinances. A resident on Highway 87 asked whether there were any ordinances addressing parking his school bus in his driveway,...
January 24, 2017 - 10:17pm
December 7, 2016
Backus: Council commends Braker
The Backus City Council took a moment during the Monday, Dec. 5, meeting to commend council member Steve Braker for his 15 years of service to the city. Braker did not win re-election in November. In 2017, new council member Tyler Smith, who was in attendance Monday, will join the...
December 7, 2016 - 1:14pm
November 9, 2016
2016 Area Election Results
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November 9, 2016 - 12:36pm
2016 Area Election Results
Election Results: Cass County Commissioner, click here Election Results: Eighth Congressional District, click here
November 9, 2016 - 12:35pm
October 11, 2016
Backus: Winter closing in on water main extension
The Backus City Council on Monday, Oct. 3, discussed the need for expediency in the expansion of the city water main on 44th Avenue just outside...
October 11, 2016 - 9:03am
September 15, 2016
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