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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 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
February 28, 2019
The Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners discuss Nisswa's request to increase the city's 2019 funding from $45,000 to $68,000 for the operation of the Nisswa Recycling Drop-off Center during its Tuesday, Feb. 26, meeting. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County grants Nisswa's request for more recycling funds
February 28, 2019 - 7:00am
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
December 28, 2018
The Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners discuss at its Wednesday, Dec. 26, meeting, adopting the county departments’ fee schedules and policies for 2019. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Commissioners approve fee increases for new year
December 28, 2018 - 7:00am
December 27, 2018
Commissioners Paul Koering (left), Rachel Reabe Nystrom, Paul Thiede, Doug Houge and Rosemary Franzen smile for a group photo one last time after Nystrom and Thiede were recognized for their public service. (Nystrom did not run for re-election while Thiede lost his bid for re-election.) Submitted photo
Crow Wing County Board: Board approves bigger salary, dropping per diem payments
December 27, 2018 - 5:00am
November 28, 2018
Vic Kreuziger of Pequot Lakes lets loose with a barrage of criticisms of the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners during the open forum portion of the Tuesday, Nov. 27, board meeting. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Crow Wing County commissioners face vocal Pequot Lakes critic
November 28, 2018 - 5:00am
November 15, 2018
Crow Wing County Board: Approves of cooperative mental health agreement
November 15, 2018 - 3:00pm
November 11, 2018
Steve Barrows (left), a Baxter City Council member, talks to Bill Brekken, a real estate agent from Brainerd, outside the Crow Wing County Elections Office on Tuesday, Nov. 6, before votes tallies indicated they won their respective commissioner races. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
New year, new blood on Crow Wing County Board
November 11, 2018 - 5:00am
October 24, 2018
The Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners approves at its Tuesday, Oct. 23, meeting an agreement between the board and a nonprofit for an easement requested by the latter across county tax-forfeited lands to access property in Timothy Township. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: County grants easement to conservation nonprofit
October 24, 2018 - 5:00am