Weather Forecast


Road work begins on Highway 11 between Pequot Lakes and Breezy Point

■ Summer hours for

AARP Tax Aides

AARP Tax Aides will help individuals throughout the summer to file their taxes in the Brainerd lakes area.

Crow Wing County mailed the 2014 Property Taxes March 29 and tax aides will accommodate taxpayers who haven’t filed their 2013 Property Tax Refunds.

• Ap pointments are necessary, by calling 829-9345, at The Center in Brainerd from 9-11:30 a.m. May 8, June 11, July 9 and Aug. 6.

• The Crosby Library will be open from 1-4 p.m. May 28, June 24 and Aug. 6. No appointments are necessary.

• The Pequot Lakes Library will also be open from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 7.

To file for the 2013 Property Tax refund bring the 2013 Social Security 1099SSA, 1099-Rs, 1099 INT, 1099-DIVs,W-2s and include the 2013 Property Tax statement. AARP volunteers will complete both refunds for people. Those who did not file their 2012 Property Tax refund should bring their 2012 income statements and 2013 Property tax statement.

■ Road works begins

on Highway 11 between

Pequot Lakes and Breezy Point


Crack sealing operations have begun in Crow Wing County.

Crews will be working on various roads throughout the county as the work begins for the season, the Crow Wing County Highway Department reported.

Motorists should be attentive in work zones and be prepared to stop, expect lanes shifts, pilot cars and short delays, the county reported.

Work began on County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 11 in Pequot Lakes from Highway 371 to CSAH 4 in Breezy Point Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Flaggers and pilot cars will be used to direct traffic. Motorists should expect delays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

For more information, or to report an issue with a county road, contact the Highway Department at 824-1110 or visit the web:

■ Requests being solicited

for Outdoor Heritage Fund

Rep. John Ward, DFL-Baxter, is encouraging local units of government and area nonprofits to consider submitting a funding request from the Outdoor Heritage Fund. The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC) issued its FY2016 Call for Funding Request from the Outdoor Heritage Fund on April 1, 2014. Requests are due to the LSOHC Thursday, June 12, 2014. The council anticipates approximately $100 million will be available.

The council recommends for programs that, under the Minnesoga Constitution directly, “restore, protect, and enhance wetlands, prairies, forests, and habitat for fish, game, and wildlife.” The funds for approved programs signed into law during the 2015 legislative session will be available beginning July 1, 2015. Money from the Outdoor Heritage Fund funded the purchase of the Mississippi Northwoods Property, protecting the land for public use for generations to come. Rep. Ward led the effort to secure that funding.

For more information on the call for request for funding, please visit

■ Breakfast planned Saturday

BREEZY POINT — The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club and Pequot Lakes Boy Scout Troop 102 will host a breakfast from 7:30-11 a.m. Saturday at the Pelican Lakes Conservation Club.

Cost is $7 for ages 6 and older and free for children ages 5 and younger.

The conservation club is located one mile south of the Breezy Point Resort gates on County Road 4.

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