Author: Sam Parsons

Crow Wing County Board Meeting from May 11

(BRAINERD, MN) — The Crow Wing County Board was back for a regular meeting on Tuesday, May 11. The meeting was relatively short, but some topics still drew attention. The board first heard a presentation about the possibility of applying for a Sourcewell community impact funds grant. After adiminstrator Tim Houle provided his support, citing…
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May 13, 2021 0

MSHSL Approves Girls Wrestling Postseason Division

Release: (BROOKLYN CENTER, MN) — A Girls Wrestling Division during the postseason was approved today when the 48-member Representative Assembly legislative body of the Minnesota State High School League met for its annual meeting. In other action, the Representative Assembly fell two votes short of approving the addition of Boys Volleyball as a League-sanctioned activity.…
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May 12, 2021 0

City of Jenkins Set to Welcome Fiber Additions

(JENKINS, MN) — The city of Jenkins held its first council meeting for the month of May on Monday, so we spoke with Mayor Jon Lubke to get the latest news. Lubke said the meeting was relatively short, but the council heard a presentation from TDS regarding the installation of fiber to bring more broadband…
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May 12, 2021 0

Pierz Mayor Talks Park Complex, Liquor Licenses from May 10 Council Meeting

(PIERZ, MN) — The city of Pierz held its first council meeting for the month of May on Monday, so we spoke with Mayor Dave Fischer to hear the latest. Fischer began by discussing a request from a group of bar owners in Pierz for a discount on their liquor licenses given the shutdowns in…
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May 12, 2021 0

Central Lakes College Monthly Update with Dr. Hara Charlier

(BRAINERD, MN) — With busy times ahead at Central Lakes College as the 2020-2021 academic year wraps up, we spoke with the school’s president, Dr. Hara Charlier, for our monthly update to see how everything is going. First, Dr. Charlier took the opportunity to look back on one of the most unique academic years in…
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May 11, 2021 0

Pequot Lakes City Council Meeting from May 4

(PEQUOT LAKES, MN) — The city of Pequot Lakes held its latest regular council meeting on May 4, so we spoke with Mayor Tyler Gardner to get the latest from him. Gardner first mentioned the local broadband coalition that the city of Pequot Lakes has joined, and said that in an unrelated development TDS is…
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May 11, 2021 0

City of Baxter Plans Road Projects Overhauling Intersections

(BAXTER, MN) — The city of Baxter held its first regular council meeting for the month of May on Tuesday, so we spoke with Mayor Darrel Olson to get a synopsis. Olson said there was a proposal to add signage to an intersection near the Walmart, which was approved, but Olson acknowledged that the resolution…
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May 6, 2021 0

Crow Wing County Board Renames Rat Lake in April 27 Meeting

(BRAINERD, MN) — The Crow Wing County Board met for the second time in the month of April on Tuesday, April 27. It was a relatively short meeting. Among the highlights of the meeting was a public hearing regarding a possible name change for Rat Lake. A lakeshore resident presented a petition by residents to…
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April 29, 2021 0

City of Baxter to Bring Back Triathlons, Farmers’ Market in 2021

(BAXTER, MN) — The city of Baxter held its latest council meeting on April 20, so we spoke with Mayor Darrel Olson to hear about what was discussed. Olson first brought up a renewal of the joint powers agreement between the city of Baxter, the state of Minnesota, and prosecuting attorneys. The city also made…
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April 22, 2021 0

City of Nisswa Updates Golf Cart Ordinance

(NISSWA, MN) — The city of Nisswa held their council meeting for the month of April on Tuesday, so we spoke with Mayor John Ryan to get the latest news. Ryan first discussed a re-zoning issue that the council deliberated over and ultimately approved. He then updated us on the city’s newly updated golf cart…
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April 22, 2021 0