Fighting the battle against invasive aquatic species in a lake-rich region isn't foolproof but did catch two boats with zebra mussels.
On Memorial Day weekend, a zebra mussel was found in a boat livewell before it launched into Lake Hubert.
Crow Wing County commissioners agreed to continue without a pay raise but voted Tuesday, Dec. 31, to give a 1 percent raise to other elected officials.
Wages for commissioners haven't changed since 2008.
Crow Wing County commissioners adopted a 2013 budget and tax levy earlier this month, but Administrator Tim Houle likened the process to the adage of two things not to watch - making laws or making sausage.