The Emily City Council decided not to accept a proposed contract with the Pequot Lakes Police Department, according to draft minutes of the April 8 meeting.
The city's interim police chief, Josh Herold, will work up to 31 hours a week.
One of the buildings in Pine River recently considered for destruction, known as the Eastern Star building, was once a source of news and entertainment for the city.
Joe Zigmund constructed the split-level building in 1915.
The Backus City Council on Monday, April 7, approved an amended fire contract for townships.
The fire department discovered an error in a spreadsheet that resulted in billing amounts that were inaccurate.
Pine River-Backus (PR-B) teacher contract negotiations have been going since the end of August, and though some compromise has been reached, there are still details under discussion.
"The biggest issues are money on the salary schedule.
When students at Nisswa Elementary School set out to collect food donations for Minnesota Food Share Month, they set an unrealistic goal of 500 items — unrealistic because they never could have limited themselves to that amount.
When the school bus arrived Monday, April 1, at the Lakes Area Food S...
For approximately a year Jim Etzel used soil amendments from Midwestern Bio-Ag and inoculants from Mycorrhizal Applications to improve soils at Happy Dancing Turtle and in small garden plots before he decided to turn his soil improvement into a business.
Andrew Doucette has had his fair share of difficulties in life, but thanks to those who supported him, he never let them hold him back.
Doucette, a 2013 graduate of Brainerd High School, was raised in a big family with big family problems.
Barb Klocke lives by a very honest philosophy.
"I think (community involvement) is important. Otherwise you pretty much stay to yourself and are more of a hermit. The more active you are, the younger you stay," Klocke said.
The Minnesota Department of Education recognized Pine River-Backus special education teacher Kate Rennicke as an Outstanding Special Education Teacher during Minnesota's Special Education Teacher Recruitment Week March 24-28.