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CROW WING COUNTY BOARD: Commissioners express frustration with shutdown


In a lake rich environment with an economy fueled by tourism, Crow Wing County commissioners Tuesday urged the DNR to go public with its position on fishing licenses during the government shutdown.

Additionally, the board noted area businesses — particularly one existing bar/restaurant establishment and two new facilities with familiar names — aren’t able to operate because of the shutdown and the state’s role in liquor licenses. 

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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.
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