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May 22, 2019
Crow Wing County Engineer Tim Bray (left) expresses his disappointment Tuesday, May 21, to the county board at the Jenkins City Council's recent decision to withdraw from a cost share agreement with the county for County Road 145 work after months of consideration. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Jenkins City Council balks at sharing road improvement costs with county
May 22, 2019 - 3:45pm
May 16, 2019
Crow Wing County Commissioner Paul Koering questions at the Tuesday, May 14, board meeting the county community services department's request to hire a social worker. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County: Koering questions hiring of social worker
May 16, 2019 - 4:28pm
May 15, 2019
Breezy Point Mayor Tom Lillehei adjusts the microphone Tuesday, May 14, at the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners meeting before speaking at the public hearing about golf cart use on county roads in the resort community. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
County board allows golf carts on Breezy Point county roads. Golf cart use permitted on county highways 4, 11 and 39 in the resort community
May 15, 2019 - 7:00am
April 11, 2019
Lt. Adam Kronstedt of the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office asks the board of commissioners to approve the purchase of a boat, motor and trailer, and to seek grant funding to buy a side scan sonar device and winch system to recover drowning victims. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Board approves efforts to buy boat and sonar
April 11, 2019 - 7:00am
April 10, 2019
Doug Kern of Brainerd defends Commissioner Paul Koering's character during the open forum portion of the Tuesday, April 9, meeting of the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Crow Wing County commissioner remains mum, supporters speak up
April 10, 2019 - 5:00am
April 2, 2019
Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard talks at the Tuesday, March 26, meeting of the board of commissioners about the Vitals Aware Services smartphone app, which may save lives. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Board approves services agreement for lifesaving app
April 2, 2019 - 1:36pm
March 25, 2019
Crow Wing County Board selectively raises per diem rates. Planning commission/board of adjustment committee members see increase
March 25, 2019 - 7:00am
March 20, 2019
Seizures of methamphetamine by law enforcement are on the rise in Minnesota.
Sheriff Goddard sees the future of drug law enforcement. It starts now.
March 20, 2019 - 7:00am
March 13, 2019
Crow Wing County Commissioner Bill Brekken (left) asks environmental services supervisor Jake Frie, who is seated at the table, about the county’s 2019 aquatic invasive species prevention plan at the Tuesday, March 12, board meeting, with environmental services supervisor Ryan Simonson at Frie’s side. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Board hires AIS prevention plan coordinator
March 13, 2019 - 9:00am
February 14, 2019
Crow Wing County Adult Services Supervisor Tami Lueck adjusts the mic at the county board at its Tuesday, Feb. 12, meeting before talking about adult foster care licensing. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Crow Wing County Board: County enters into cooperative agreement with Sourcewell
February 14, 2019 - 3:00am
January 30, 2019
Crow Wing County purchased the property lying west of Old County Highway 16 in 1989. Over the years, due to land sales and property splits, the legal descriptions for the property to the east of the old highway erroneously included county-owned property as private property. Click on the image to view the entire graphic.
Crow Wing County Board: Sale of property west of Old Highway 16 gets green light
January 30, 2019 - 5:00am
January 24, 2019
Crow Wing County Commissioner Paul Koering (fourth from left) cautions the board at its Tuesday, Jan. 22, meeting about writing letters at the behest of various organizations that make such requests of the board. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Blue Cross Blue Shield denies contract with Nisswa-based clinic
January 24, 2019 - 8:00am
January 23, 2019
Jim Schultz lives on Kimble Lake’s south side and tells the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners at its Tuesday, Jan. 22, board meeting how the Kimble Lake Improvement District has helped control the spread of Eurasian watermilfoil at that body of water. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Board allows lake improvement districts to continue
January 23, 2019 - 5:00am
January 18, 2019
Essentia Health-Central President Adam Rees (left) gives an update Tuesday, Jan. 15, to the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners at the committee of the whole meeting about Crow Wing Energized's latest efforts to improve the health and wellness of county residents. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing Energized promotes Health & Wellness Summit
January 18, 2019 - 12:17pm
January 10, 2019
Dave Williams of Pelican Township voices his concerns about vacation rentals by nearby homeowners at the Tuesday, Jan. 8, statutory, organizational and regular meeting of the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Lakefront property owner says unregulated rentals cause for concern
January 10, 2019 - 9:00am