Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The Camp Knutson Volunteers would like to extend a heartfelt "thank you" to all of you who participated in the 12th annual Night Under the Stars, "All That Jazz," on July 18. This wonderful "jazzy" gala was a night to remember.
A Pequot Lakes landlord was charged with burglary and firearm assault after allegedly trying to evict one of his tenants at gunpoint Monday, July 20. According to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday, July 22, the tenant told police he had lived at the place he rented from John J. Cosgrove, 55, on Forest Knolls Road in Crow Wing County for three months, paying $300 rent per month. The tenant, identified only as S.N., said he had gotten into an argument with Cosgrove's nephew about a camper parked at the residence.
State Reps. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, and Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, and 10 other House members from Greater Minnesota are challenging the federal Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rulemaking authority over "navigable" waterways in the state. The group has sent a letter to state attorney general Lori Swanson, asking her to add Minnesota to the growing coalition of states opposing expanded rulemaking authority under the Waters of the United States Rule and the Clean Water Act. The House members indicate the EPA's new authority - set to go into effect Aug.
Bridge Monday, July 20 Bites, 11 a.m. Tom Zweiner, 7710; Jim Turner, 6550; Dale Dickie, 6490. Tuesday, July 21 Whitefish Golf Course, 6:00 p.m. Duplicate: No scores. Wednesday, July 22 Maucieri's, 11 a.m. Jim Thompson, 6850; Ron Schrupp, 5980; Tim Tulloch, 5300; Guy Emmons, 4870. Thursday, July 23 Ideal Town Hall 6:00 p.m. Duplicate: North/South: Lois Steffen and Charles Ready, 159.5; Betty Moynagh and Kerry Holloway, 155; Enga Wodziak and Jean Freytag, 151.5. East/West: Bruce Peck and Joe Heal, 171; Sue and Tom Grue, 161.5; Stan and Shirley Borman, 147. Friday, July 24 Cros
Week of July 30-Aug. 6 • Thursday, July 30: Keep Calm and Go Camping with Chad Biggar, who will instruct and lead students who have completed 5th-12th grades on mechanical advantages with ropes, pulleys and heavy stuff. Meet at The Warehouse from 12:30-4:30 p.m. There is no cost, and snacks will be provided. Registration is required and forms may be found at The Warehouse, in The Warehouse Newsletter or at www.thewarehousepr.org . • Friday, July 31: Fundraiser garage sale for The Warehouse from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring lots of good stuff and other vendors selling their good stuff.
Lakewood Health System's 22nd annual Foundation Golf Classic is scheduled Friday, Aug. 21, at The Vintage in Staples. Co-sponsored by Nyhus Chevrolet-Buick and First International Bank & Trust of Staples, the four-person golf scramble offers participants a 12:30 p.m. tee time, with registration and lunch prior. Lunch and appetizers will be provided and participants will be eligible to receive various prizes and awards. All proceeds from the tournament will go toward Lakewood's children's health and wellness programs.
State Rep. Tom Anzelc, DFL-Balsam Township, was appointed to the Legislative Task Force on Child Protection, which works to improve the child protection and welfare system in Minnesota to ensure the safety and well-being of children across the state. "It is heartbreaking to hear of these problems all across Minnesota," Anzelc said. "Too many of these children's lives are filled with tragedies that no person, young or old, should endure." The Legislative Task Force on Child Protection was created to monitor the Department of Human Services and child protection services in each county.
You likely have heard of the Sandpiper Pipeline. Have you heard about Line 3, Line 67 and other proposed pipelines? The Whitefish Area Property Owners Association (WAPOA) has invited Richard Smith, president of Friends of the Headwaters (FOH), a local environmental group based in Park Rapids, to inform lake associations and groups, private property owners and local governments about the impacts of pipelines - Sandpiper, Line 3, Line 67 and more - proposed to go through the lake country in northern Crow Wing, Aitkin, Cass and Hubbard counties. The meeting will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.
Heartland Hospice is looking for caring and dedicated people with an interest in serving terminally ill patients and their families in Pequot Lakes and the outlying communities. If you enjoy playing a musical instrument, sing or have a loveable dog you would like to register, call Keshia Kettler-Herrmann at Heartland Hospice at 320-654-1136 for more information. Volunteer classes are available to fit each person's schedule.
The 16th annual Crosslake Area Library Book Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, July 30-Aug. 1, at the Crosslake Community Center. This sale is a very large sale of high quality books that are displayed on shelves and are well organized for easy selection. There is a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books plus tapes and disks. Many books are donated to the library each week. Those books that are duplicates or those that can't be used in the library are sold at the annual book sale.