Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is updating its camping reservation policies for its Mississippi Headwaters campsites effective immediately. All six Corps Mississippi Headwaters campgrounds are now 100 percent reservable during the peak season, which is generally the summer months. These campgrounds include Leech Lake, near Federal Dam; Winnibigoshish Lake, near Deer River; Pokegama Lake, near Grand Rapids; Big Sandy Lake, near McGregor; Cross Lake, in Crosslake; and Gull Lake, in East Gull Lake.
State Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, has been appointed to the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB). "It's an honor to be appointed to the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board," Ruud said. "The IRRRB covers over 30,000 constituents in my district, and I look forward to the opportunity of working with my fellow legislators to increase economic development at home and throughout Senate District 10."
The annual Pequot Lakes Schools Community Carnival is set to take place from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Pequot Lakes High School. This family-friendly event has activities for all ages, including mad science theater shows, a book walk, a balloon artist, glitter eyes, crazy hair, face painting, adult tricycle racing, a Minecraft competition, a robotics circuit, raffles and food vendors.
Online ordering for the 17th annual Soil and Water Conservation District tree and plant sale is now available at www.crowwingswcd.org . Trees such as native pine, spruce, balsam, cedar and tamarack are available, along with various flowers, seeds and tree protectors. The deadline for ordering is Tuesday, Feb. 28. Crow Wing SWCD accepts cash, check and credit card payments for orders. All plants, trees and seeds must be picked up from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, May 4; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, May 5; or 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 6, at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd.
State Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, was recently elected to chair the Legislature's Permanent School Trust Land Commission. School trust lands were set aside at the time of statehood in 1858 for the purpose of producing income for the state's school districts. The commission's task is to ensure these properties continue to be managed to produce revenue for Minnesota's public schools, and it is examining current management practices on how best to maximize the long-term sustainability of revenue.
40 years ago, Feb. 24, 1977 A record number of spectators and 10 race cars turned out for the jalopy races in Fifty Lakes on Feb. 20. (Headline) City council reminds dog owners of Pequot Lakes leash law 30 years ago, Feb. 26, 1987 (Photo) Winning first prize in the Junior Division at the "Cheerleading Challenge" was the team of Nicosia Hallbeck, Tiffany McClure, Heather Stanley, Nancy Malecha and Melissa Heuberger. (Headline) Indian girls end record-setting season at 16-2 20 years ago, Feb. 27, 1997
To everyone involved with the Shelley Bartella benefit on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Nisswa American Legion: Our hearts are full of gratitude as we say thank you to family members, friends and neighbors for all of the acts of kindness and generosity. We are so fortunate and blessed to live in such a caring and compassionate community. It was a wonderful occasion and helped show us how joy can be found in even the darkest circumstances. We deeply appreciate those who helped organize, gave their time, donated items and have given financially.
Kids Against Hunger fundraiser Rafferty's Pizza, Spirits of Nisswa and the Pickle Factory are partnering with Kids Against Hunger-Brainerd Lakes Area in a fundraiser tasting event to support the nonprofit Kids Against Hunger from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Pickle Factory in Nisswa. Rafferty's Pizza will pair with the four breweries in the area: Big Axe, Jack Pine, Gull Dam and Roundhouse. There will be wine pairing too, and Rafferty's will launch its pie of the month. Grassroots Concert
FEBRUARY 24 Men and Boys Wild Game Feed, 5 p.m., Trailside Center, Pequot Lakes Baptist Church 24 Bill Staines in Grassroots Concert, 7:30 p.m., Live Well Night Club and Coffee Bar at the Journey Church, Nisswa 24 Gull Lake Frozen Fore: Frozen Flop, 5 p.m. registration, 7 p.m. jump, Frozen Fore tent near Holiday in Nisswa 25 Gull Lake Frozen Fore: Golf and pub crawl, locations around Gull Lake 25 Kids Against Hunger fundraiser pancake breakfast, 9-11 a.m., Sherwood Forest, Lake Shore
The commissioner of transportation announced spring weight load restrictions for the Central Zone (south of Highways 210 and 18 in Crow Wing County) started Tuesday, Feb. 21. Spring weight restrictions for the North-Central Frost Zone (north of Highways 210 and 18 in Crow Wing County) have not yet been announced, but due to conditions, some roads within the zone were to be posted Tuesday, Feb. 21. These roads include: County State Aid Highway 36 east of Highway 6 to Aitkin County line, County Roads 105, 106, 111 and 141, and Spruce Grove Road.