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Waiting for summer
Day of the Young Child Celebration includes activities, door prizes
Groundwater sampling planned for Wadena County
Minnesota United States Pageant crowns 6 ladies
Crosslake WinterFest coloring contest winners announced
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - March 20, 2018
Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs Lake
Girls Basketball: Pequot's Lane still working toward success
Crosslake archers 10th in Cook - Mitchell 14th among HS girls
Sailing: Gull Lake Sailing School launches Brainerd High School team
Wendy Jean Bassamore
Brian B. Eide
Jerry D. Speedling
Nisswa Garden Club to meet March 22
Cabbage, Reubens and more!
3 things for better health - March 12
A place to call home: Central Minn. parents open their arms to children with special needs
Piano students earn honors at festival
Commentary: For Pelican Rapids, losing McDonald's a blow
Ask A Trooper: What the law requires at red lights, stop signs
Opinion: Easter - America needs a good story
The Cracker Barrel: The most popular hobby
Letter to the editor: Reader believes bituminous plants illegal in Lake Shore
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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
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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
July 14, 2016
Backus: Council to seek bonding for street reconstruction project
The Backus City Council announced a decision to seek bonding for a street reconstruction project after a public hearing held at the Monday, July 11, council meeting. Last month, the council decided to seek additional quotes for the road construction. The previous best price was from...
July 14, 2016 - 9:57am
June 8, 2016
Backus: Council seeks bond to pay for roads
The Backus City Council agreed Monday, June 6, to seek a $100,000 bond to pay for street reconstruction in the city. The bond amount would cover the cost for an overlay up to two inches for some of the city's worst streets, possibly to include King Street. The overlay would come at...
June 8, 2016 - 2:23pm
May 4, 2016
Backus Council avoids unneeded expense
The Backus City Council learned that they will not need to replace hand-held water meter reading devices. During a prior meeting the council learned that the city's handheld water meter reading devices are outdated, and the company offering tech support for them is ending support...
May 4, 2016 - 11:38am
April 6, 2016
Backus: Council seeks more bids for street repair
The Backus City Council on Monday, April 4, decided to seek more bids for the repair of Hazel Street, which has been identified as one of the...
April 6, 2016 - 2:41pm