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A majority of the Pequot Lakes City Council shot down the idea to consider a new location for the city's pending maintenance facility project.
Crosslake City Council members temporarily denied a right-of-way vacation request from residents Aaron and Shannon Patton. A portion of the cabin the Pattons previously bought on Daggett Pine Road is in the city-owned right-of-way. The purchasers did not know that at the time and now would like the city to vacate at least a portion of the road so they can have a clear title on their land.
"I've been involved in so many super things with so many different people. That's why I just want to keep going," said Joe Doerfler, of Crosslake. At age 80, Doerfler is indeed still going as an active member of the Crosslake community. His most recent endeavor - or honor, rather - is acting as grand marshal in the city's renowned St. Patrick's Day parade at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17.
This year's St. Patrick's Day celebration in Crosslake won't be quite the same as the 43 past years. That's because Tony Maucieri Sr. - the last living founder of the town's prominent St. Patrick's Day parade - won't be there to see the festivities. Maucieri died March 6, just a month shy of his 81st birthday. To say he was well-known in the Crosslake area might be an understatement.
Plans for improvements to Pequot Lakes' Trailside Park are moving forward, but some business owners in town say they didn't know anything about the $1.7 million project until recently. Several of those business owners took to city hall Tuesday, March 6, and voiced their concerns to the city council. Kirk Larson, of First National Bank North, spoke on behalf of the businesses during the council meeting's open forum.
History has never been my thing. It was never one of my favorite subjects in school, and I always had to put in a lot of effort to do well on history exams, from middle school all the way through college.
Work is moving forward on plans for the new Lake Shore City Hall building. The council approved a proposal from Widseth Smith Nolting for professional services relating to the building at its Monday, Feb. 26, council meeting. WSN's proposal includes three phases - design development, bid document and construction administration - for $73,500. Mayor Kevin Egan said this proposal aims to make the whole process as transparent and open as possible.
Early voting is now open for the Brainerd School District's bond referendum, the Blueprint 181 plan. About 35 district residents gathered at Nisswa Elementary School Thursday, Feb. 22, to learn about the plan to refurbish Nisswa and other district schools if the referendum passes.
After calling the city highly "dysfunctional," Gary Buysse, president of the Minnesota Municipal Beverage Association, gave Fifty Lakes City Council and staff members tips to improve communications and get rid of the atmosphere many have referred to as "toxic." With recent arguments over issues at the 50 Lakes Bar and Bottle Shop, Mayor Tim Anick called Buysse in to help moderate discussion between council members and bar employees, solve ongoing problems and promote better communication overall during a public workshop Tuesday, Feb. 20, according to audio records of the workshop.
The Manhattan Beach City Council officially approved changes to its bylaws ordinance at the Tuesday, Feb. 7, council meeting, according to unapproved draft meeting minutes. Council members discussed bylaw amendments with City Attorney Andrew Kalis for several months. Amendments include changes in approving meeting minutes, recording meetings, setting the agenda and council communication with the city attorney. In other business Feb. 7, the council: