- Member for
- 3 years 1 month
Hunt Utilities Group has found a way to fill the space previously used by Rural Renewable Energy Alliance after a 2012 creation became a marketable product. Ryan Hunt's Garden Circles came about as an affordable medium for creating raised beds for his family's garden.
The Purple Cobras, this year's Pequot Lakes Lego Robot League, advanced further than in years past, qualifying for the state meet for the first time. In December the team took first place in its division at a Duluth tournament with the highest robot score. At the section competition Jan. 9 in Elk River, the team placed within the top five (again with the highest robot score in its division), qualifying the team for state competition. "It felt awesome - couldn't believe it was happening," said team member Corbin Devries-Flinck, a seventh-grader.
The Crow Wing County Board recently accepted an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) ordinance revision that allows ATVs to ride on County Road 66 in Crosslake and Manhattan Beach. The proposed revision sought to change restrictions that prevented ATV traffic on County Road 66 from County Road 1 to County Road 3. The initial ordinance was meant to protect local lakes from runoff caused by ATVs driving in nearby ditches.
Many people once depended on skilled bowyers, or bow makers, for feeding their families or fighting in wars. Today, though Minnesota has many bow hunters, there are only a few of these professional bowyers still in the state. That made it difficult for Chad Holm when he first started a bow making hobby at his home near Camp Ripley. He said he was stuck with learning from the Internet and bow making books rather than other people.
The East Gull Lake City Council made its annual appointments at its January regular meeting, according to draft meeting minutes. Meeting dates were set for the first Tuesday of each month unless otherwise posted. Mayor Dave Kavanaugh, council member Carol Demgen and administrator Rob Mason were approved as check signers. Council member Jim Ruttger was selected as acting mayor. The city's mileage reimbursement rate was set at 54 cents per mile.
The Backus City Council resolved a contract issue with the Pine River Area Sanitary District (PRASD) during its Monday, Feb. 1, regular meeting by signing a memorandum of agreement. This...
The Pine River-Backus School board met Feb. 2 after their second set of interviews with three superintendent candidates; Michael Kolness Superintendent of Ada-Borup Public Schools, Timothy Mayclin superintendent of Northland...
Pancakes are a staple for many of those who cook. They are simple and you can cook them with almost any cookware. Even the minimal cook gear you bring camping serves well for pancakes. But somehow they aren't simple enough for me some days. For me to eat breakfast, it has to be easy, light, quick and usually portable. If something takes too much time, I'm unlikely to bother with it. I wake up too late for most breakfasts. As a result of my late rising, I generally eat in the car on my way to work. Pancakes aren't great for this.
Customers who frequent the former Giovanni's Pizza in Pequot Lakes have apparently barely noticed a name change that went into effect Monday, Jan. 18. "We tried to do this so subtly and quietly so nobody would notice," owner Beth McGuire said last week. "We've been answering the phone, 'Joe's Pizza,' for two days and only two people have commented." Working in their favor is the fact that the name and four ingredients are the only changes the business experienced when McGuire decided to leave the Giovanni's franchise.
The Back to Basics sustainable living event brought "Blueprints for a Better Tomorrow" to Pine River on Saturday, Jan. 23, courtesy of Happy Dancing Turtle. The event at Pine River-Backus School featured many lessons on improvements of personal lifestyles, but also included many lessons of improvement for society. Classes included growing and preserving food, forming a network of local fiber providers, improving indoor air quality through plants, keeping bees and the ever popular making soap course.