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Construction begins July 8 on Gull River Road bridge

Construction begins July 8 on Gull River Road bridge

Construction to replace the bridge on Gull River Road will start July 8, the Crow Wing County Highway Department reported.

Gull River Road is north of Baxter near the Cass County line and runs from Cass County State Aid Highway 70 north and east to Gull Lake Dam Road.

During construction, the roadway will be closed to through traffic as the work site will be impassable. The anticipated completion date is Oct. 4. A detour will be put in place utilizing Cass County State Aid Highway 70, East Gull Lake Drive and Gull Lake Dam Road (County Road 105). This detour traverses through a Corps of Engineers campground and utilizes a one-lane bridge in that area. Extreme caution is requested to be utilized when traveling through this area.

In addition, due to safety concerns at the site and erosion control items that will be placed in the river itself, no river traffic can be allowed through the site, the county reported. This includes canoes, kayaks, tubes. Coordination with the Corps of Engineers has taken place to advise visitors to the campground of this condition.

Anyone having questions/concerns with the project at this point or throughout the construction phase may feel free to contact the project manager Robert Hall, Crow Wing County Highway Department, 16589 County Road 142, Brainerd, 824-1110, or

Results of Dairy Days Cattle Show listed

Dairy Days Cattle Show was conducted on Thursday, at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds in Brainerd.

There were 33 exhibitors and 44 head of cattle. The judge was Kent Happke, Pierz. Junior Champion was Marissa Roden, West Ottertail County and Reserve Champion was Nathan Popp, Benton County, with their Holstein Fall Calves. Receiving Senior Champion was Nicole Popp, Benton County, with a Jersey 4 Year Old Cow and Josh Studniski, Crow Wing County, won Reserve Champion with his Holstein 3 Year Old Cow. Junior Showmanship went to Aaron Popp, Benton County, and Angela Studniski, Crow Wing County, received second place. Amorette Johnson, Kanabec County, won Intermediate Showmanship and Nathan Popp received second place. Senior Showmanship went to Marissa Roden and Kayti Lyseth, Pine County, won second place.

Sponsors of this year’s show were Crow Wing County ADA, Mille Lacs County ADA, Auction’s By Norby, People’s National Bank of Mora, Pine County ADA and AgStar Financial Services.

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