Chelsey Perkins grew up in Crosslake and is a graduate of Pequot Lakes High School. She earned her Bachelor's degree in professional journalism from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Perkins has interned at the Lake Country Echo and the Rochester and Austin Post-Bulletins and also worked for the student-run Minnesota Daily newspaper as a copy editor and columnist during college. She went on to intern at Utne Reader magazine, where she was later hired as the research editor. Before joining the Brainerd Dispatch, Perkins worked as a staff writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal.
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The counties of Crow Wing, Cass and Wadena have officially declared states of emergency following Sunday's damaging storm. In an application for state disaster relief, John Bowen, Crow Wing County...
An informational meeting for Crow Wing County property owners living along Ditch 13 is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at Lake Edward Town Hall. The Crow Wing County Board voted in March to host the meeting after it received a petition asking the county to clean out the century-old agricultural ditch.
In 1975, a young man madly in love with his future wife made a lofty promise to her that at the time seemed nearly impossible to keep. Having just purchased wedding rings at a Fargo mall, the couple stopped in a nearby music store where Kristil McDonald gravitated toward the grand pianos on display. One day, she wanted one of these beautiful pianos, she told her soon-to-be husband John McDonald. "I can see that she just fell in love with this piano," John said. "I'm practically penniless, but I looked down at her and said, 'I promise I'll buy you one someday.' ...
The power lines servicing a rural Pine River farm must be replaced by Brainerd electrical cooperative Crow Wing Power, a Cass County judge ordered earlier this month. Judge Jana M.
Recycling at the landfill is about to cost Crow Wing County one-third more than anticipated this year. The Crow Wing County Board on Tuesday, March 24, approved a change to the county's contract with Garrison Disposal/Nisswa Sanitation, allowing the company to increase its rates per collection by $100, from $215 to $315. In a Feb. 24 letter to Doug Morris, solid waste coordinator, the company cited costs associated with providing the service as the driving factor for requesting the increase in fees. Paul B.
Crow Wing County will host an informational meeting for property owners living along Ditch 13, an agricultural ditch built more than a century ago that some residents say should be cleared of debris. The Crow Wing County Board voted Tuesday, March 24, to host the meeting after it received a petition asking the county to clean out Ditch 13.
The Crow Wing County Board approved a plan Tuesday, Feb. 10, to combat aquatic invasive species (AIS) in 2015 using state funds designated last legislative session. Of the $10 million state legislators set aside to fund AIS prevention and decontamination efforts, Crow Wing County received $450,473.
Crow Wing County paid county board members $14,500 in per diem disbursements last year, up nearly $2,000 from 2013. In addition to the base salary of $28,051, county commissioners may also submit for per diem, or $50 for each additional public meeting attended, along with expenses related to travel, including food, lodging and mileage expenses. Based upon that rate, the five commissioners reported attending 290 meetings beyond their regularly scheduled meetings.
There will be no new trial in the case of stray voltage impacting a Pine River dairy farm operation, a Cass County judge ruled Wednesday, Jan.
Nearly 60 years ago on a stiflingly hot summer day in Montgomery, Ala., a young preacher spoke to his congregation on the importance of conquering self-centeredness. "An individual has not begun to live until he can rise above the narrow horizons of his particular individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity," the man said. That man and his legacy were honored Monday, Jan. 19, both nationally and locally as part of Martin Luther King Jr.