Weather Forecast


Calcium chloride to be used on roads again


  WALKER – Cass County will switch back from magnesium chloride to calcium chloride to treat gravel roads for the next three years, because calcium chloride bids for the next three years ran lower than magnesium chloride.

 The county originally shifted to magnesium chloride, because prices at that time had been escalating for calcium chloride. Univar offered the lower of two bids received this year.  

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
(218) 855-5879