Crow Wing County announces that an Environmental Assessment Worksheet has been prepared for a proposed golf course expansion and residential development at Cragun’s Resort in East Gull Lake and the First Assessment District.

Cragun’s Resort proposes to construct a residential development, expand the Legacy Golf Courses by adding nine golf holes and recondition the existing golf course. The project includes 66 single residential housing lots integrated into the course expansion using a conservation design approach.

The project area includes 826.3 acres, with 353 acres associated with the residential development and golf course expansion, and 473.3 acres within the existing golf course reconditioning.

An EAW is a document that is designed to set out the basic facts necessary to determine whether an Environmental Impact Statement is required for a proposed action. The purpose of the EAW process is to disclose information about potential environmental impacts of a project. The worksheet contains 20 questions focusing on the project’s environmental setting, the potential for environmental harm and plans to reduce the harm.

The public can review a copy of the EAW and associated documents on the county’s website at www.crowwing.us/environmental. Comments on the EAW must be submitted to Crow Wing County by 5 p.m. March 11 and may be submitted to the Land Services Office at landservices@crowwing.us or mailed to 322 Laurel St., Suite 15, Brainerd, MN 56401.

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The Crow Wing County Board will make a decision on the need for an EIS at a regularly scheduled meeting March 23.

For more information, contact the Land Services Office at 218-824-1010 or landservices@crowwing.us.