Windshield fluid business owner rescinds Pine River Township CUP application

No reason given.


A potential business owner withdrew his application for a permit from Cass County.

Among discussion at the Cass County Planning Commission's regular meeting Dec. 13 at the Cass County Land Services Building in Backus was a conditional use permit application for a proposed windshield washing fluid business.

Applicant Craig Mullikin was seeking permission to use a property in Pine River Township near Bungo Creek to store materials and to mix a washing fluid called Premium Wash 25.

Mullikin withdrew his application Tuesday, Dec. 14. No reason was given for the withdrawal.

Neighbors attended the Dec. 13 meeting to argue against the CUP, primarily saying they were opposed to the storage of methanol on the property, a form of alcohol that makes up approximately 37% of the end product.


The commission tabled discussion until January to give the township a chance to share its opinions and to allow board members to gather more information pertaining to questions the neighbors had raised.

Travis Grimler is a staff writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal weekly newspaper in Pequot Lakes/Pine River. He may be reached at 218-855-5853 or

Travis Grimler began work at the Echo Journal Jan. 2 of 2013 while the publication was still split in two as the Pine River Journal and Lake Country Echo. He is a full time reporter/photographer/videographer for the paper and operates primarily out of the northern stretch of the coverage area (Hackensack to Jenkins).
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