Author: Sam Parsons

Jenkins Mayor Talks Virtual Meetings, COVID money from October 13 Council Meeting

The city of Jenkins held its first regular council meeting of the month on Tuesday, October 13, and we spoke with Mayor Jon Lubke about the various items that were discussed. Lubke said the meeting was short, and not much was discussed. Most of the meeting was spent ironing out logistics for virtual meetings, which…
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October 16, 2020 0

Pine River-Backus Schools Superintendent Updates on Schools’ COVID-19 Situation

In the wake of classes being cancelled at Pine River-Backus schools on Wednesday, October 14, we spoke with superintendent Jon Clark to get an update on what’s going on. Clark first summarized the situation, saying that the school was notified Tuesday evening of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case was present. Due to the logistical issues…
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October 15, 2020 0

Emily Mayor Talks CARES Act Round 2 and More from October 13 Council Meeting

The city of Emily held its monthly regular council meeting on Tuesday, October 13. We spoke with Mayor Buddy Lund, who brought us up to speed on what was discussed. One of the main items on the agenda was that of the CARES Act. Lund mentioned that Tyler Glynn, a member of the Crow Wing…
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October 15, 2020 0

Crow Wing County Board Approves New Wave of CARES Act Grants, SHIP Amendment, and More from October 13 Meeting

The Crow Wing County Board met on Tuesday, October 13, for a regular meeting. One of the first items on the agenda that saw extensive discussion was a presentation from the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP). SHIP, which helped create Crow Wing Energized, has seen encouraging results in the last 5 years in improving the…
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October 15, 2020 0

“We Rock the Spectrum” Owner Talks Fundraising Efforts Amid Pandemic

Like many humanitarian organizations, “We Rock the Spectrum – Brainerd Lakes” has taken a bit of a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. We spoke with one of the co-owners, Ben Martinka, about how they have been doing, and what steps they are taking to raise funds right now. Martinka began by explaining what We Rock…
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October 14, 2020 0

Pierz Mayor Talks Golf Course, Road Improvements from October 12 Council Meeting

(PIERZ, MN) — The city of Pierz met once again for a regular council meeting, and we spoke with Mayor Dave Fischer to get caught up on all the latest happening with the city. Fischer said most of the agenda items were regular business. One item of note was an upcoming assessment hearing for the…
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October 14, 2020 0