Crow Wing County offers land use workshop April 23

The Crow Wing County Land Services Department would like to help landowners make wise choices that protect the county’s natural resources.


Crow Wing County will offer a land use workshop regarding land use ordinance revisions, residential stormwater management requirements, land use permit regulations and requirements, and more.

“This workshop is an opportunity to learn and understand rules and regulations for developing and improving property within Crow Wing County,” Jacob Frie, environmental services supervisor, said in a news release.

The workshop will take place virtually from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, April 23, via Microsoft Teams. A link will be emailed to those who are registered prior to the event.

The workshop is for residents of Crow Wing County and contractors working around lakes in the county, but all are welcome to attend.

Agenda items include:


  • Residential stormwater management requirements in the county.

  • Building and buying in floodplain areas (Federal Emergency Management Agency regulations).

  • Dirt moving and other shoreland rules or regulations.

  • Public hearing process overview.

  • Geographic information system interactive map review.

  • Land use ordinance revisions.

  • Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District/Department of Natural Resources/other grants.

Preregistration is preferred for this workshop. Register by phone at 218-824-1010 or by email to with the following information: company name and/or registrant name(s), address, phone number, email address and license number.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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