The Pequot Lakes City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 3, unanimously passed the 2014 budget and general revenue tax levy, which reflect recent action to equalize the city portion of taxes residents in the urban and rural tax districts pay.
Pequot Lakes graduate Olivia Faacks is in her fifth semester as an intern for Studio One, an award-winning television program produced at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.
Faacks is a video journalist.
The annual Pine River Parade of Lights Day will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, in Pine River, with the parade theme "Plaid On Parade," playing off Pine River's new theme, "Plaid On Purpose."
Following is a schedule of events:
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Santa's Bobbin' Into Town will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, in downtown Pequot Lakes, featuring indoor and outdoor holiday events.
Following is a schedule of events:
3-4:15 p.m.: Mrs. Claus at the Pequot Lakes Library with story time, crafts...
Nisswa Women's Club
to meet Dec. 19
The Nisswa Women's Club will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, Dec. 19, beginning with a social time at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon at Cragun's Legacy Clubhouse, located at 11496 East Gull Lake Drive,...
Friends and baking persons:
Saturday, Dec. 14, is the bake sale at the Pine River Library. Those of you who bake or would consider baking if you only had some recipes, here are some guidelines.
1. Find some recipes that involve baked goods.
Area police agencies reported numerous accidents after the winter storm that brought snow to the area Dec. 3-4.
Snowfall totals ranging from 7.5-14.3 inches blanketed the area following the storm, and the weather made for poor driving...
ACCIDENTS: Report Dec. 2 of a personal injury accident at Crabtree Lane and County Road 13 in Nisswa.
Five reports Dec. 2 of vehicles in the ditch in Nisswa and Pequot Lakes.
Two reports Dec.
The Cass County Sheriff's Office urges extreme caution on area lakes, as heavy snows have caused flooding and deteriorated ice conditions.
Prior to the heavy snow, area lakes were starting to see early good ice starting to build.
While many people refused to leave their homes because of increasingly hazardous road conditions the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 3, approximately 97 meals were served at Jr's No. 19 in Pine River to raise nearly $700 for a good cause.
Each month the Working Together Coalition recognizes a "Be Inspiring" recipient for being an inspiring, positive, adult role model for youth. Bill Agens has been recognized as the Pine River-Backus December "Be Inspiring" recipient.
Walking down a high school hallway, I see many things that haven't changed since my high school days.
Students still stop at their lockers to discuss weekend plans with friends and head off to their class with books and notebooks in hand.
Oak Hills Christian College
Chynna Hedstrom of Backus and Evan Wilson of Hackensack each received a scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year at Oak Hills Christian College in Bemidji.
Hedstrom received a Salt and Light Scholarship.
The month of December is one of our shortest in terms of contact with our students and like all of us at this time of year, the holidays can take their toll on our health, both mentally and physically.
"On a Snowy Winter's Eve," read the concert program's title. On Monday, Dec. 2, in the Pequot Lakes High School auditorium, an ensemble of bands from grades six through high school took to the stage under the directorship of Michael...
Pequot Lakes Middle School art students and Lakes Latte in Pequot Lakes are teaming up once again to raise money for the food shelf in a fundraiser called Empty Bowls for the Food Shelf.
Art students are creating bowls from clay in their...
The Edina Realty Foundation recently awarded $1,000 to the Crosslake Food Shelf and $1,500 to the Mid-Minnesota Women's Shelter.
A large portion of grant money came directly from the Realtors of Edina Realty's Crosslake sales office.
The Nisswa Chamber of Commerce board of directors has 12 members, and the board has selected the executive officers for 2014.
Jason Kottke, representing Grand View Lodge, will serve as chairman of the board.
The next meeting of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber's ChamberNet is 7-8:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Mills Ford in Baxter. Connie Meyers of Connie's Studio of Photography in Nisswa will be the featured presenter.
Beginning Monday, Dec. 16, a public comment period will open for revisions made to the Crosslake land use ordinance. The Crosslake City Council decided Monday, Dec. 9, that it will hold two open houses for public comment on Jan. 6 and 13...
The Nisswa City Council on Wednesday, Dec. 4, approved the 2014 budget and a general revenue tax levy of $1,930,308, with council member Jan Pierce opposed.
That's 4.28 percent higher than the 2013 tax levy of $1,847,652.
A winter storm warning remained in effect for Crow Wing and southern Cass counties Wednesday, Dec. 4, until midnight. Snow may be heavy at times Wednesday afternoon with accumulation of 6-8 inches expected, according to the National...
Breakfast with Santa will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Pequot Lakes American Legion, featuring pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee.
Cost is $3 per person and free for children ages 10 and younger.
A Children's Christmas Party will run from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in the lower level of the Nisswa American Legion for children ages 12 and under and their parents.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to listen to children's Christmas...
The Lake Hubert Community Grange will have its Christmas party at 5 p.m. Dec. 15. Potluck supper is planned. Bring mittens, caps and scarves which will be given to children. There will be a program with Santa Claus coming.
The Pequot Lakes Student Council will host a Formal Wear Extravaganza from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 21, in the high school cafeteria.
If you have any unwanted dresses, ties, men's dress shirts, etc., consider taking part in this event.
The Crosslake American Legion Auxiliary will host its annual Christmas Bazaar and Cookie Walk from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Legion, featuring more than a dozen local crafters selling their wares in conjunction with the...
The Backus Legion Auxiliary Children's Christmas party will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.
Children will be treated to a visit from Santa, who will speak with each child and present the child with a treat bag and...
Jenkins will host its sixth annual Lighting of the Trees Ceremony beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Veterans Park. Following is the schedule of events:
5-6:30 p.m.: Bonfire, food and beverages, including hot dogs, bars and hot cider....
The Brainerd Family YMCA will offer an American Safety and Health Institute Basic First Aid class from 6:15-9:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the YMCA.
Participants will receive certification upon completion.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources warns ice anglers, snowmobilers, skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts to use caution when going onto any lake covered or partially covered with ice, especially those that feature aeration...
I am a senior who attended Pequot Lakes School in kindergarten and then spent the next 10 years Pine River-Backus School. Junior year, I returned to Pequot Lakes and am finishing my high school career here.
A Honor Roll
Madison Abraham, Alexis Arseneau, Camilla Blanchard, Torry Hirschey, Alexandra P. Hoopman, Shayna M. Moore, Suzanne J. Redding, Lillian D. Reed, Autumn Rice, Jayden Stevenson, Bailey Wynn
B Honor Roll
There is a "new" way to teach art. The new method is called Teaching for Artistic Behavior (T.A.B.). It is a great method that promotes student creativity and innovation. You can check out T.A.B. at http://teachingforartisticbehavior.org/.
According to a report from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), 31 businesses announced expansion projects in Minnesota during the third quarter and plan to create an estimated 1,500 new jobs statewide in...
Mark Skogen, Widseth Smith Nolting's senior civil engineering technician, was recently awarded a Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector (CPII) certification from the American Public Works Association (APWA) credentialing program.
Minnesota Business Finance Corporation (MBFC) was recognized as Member of The Year at the Cass County Economic Development Corporation's (EDC) annual meeting held recently in Walker.
This is the first time this award has been presented.
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