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Reader Opinion: Sad Thiede lost
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down (or be willing to) one's life for his friend." John 15:13. "For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?" Matt. 16:26a. I want a recount of fall! I don't think we got enough fall days before...
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November 14, 2018
Sour grapes no more, township winery can make wine
A decision by the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners to amend the county's land use map to allow a local winery to operate as intended in...
November 14, 2018 - 5:00am
November 11, 2018
New year, new blood on Crow Wing County Board
If Steve Barrows had lost his race for Crow Wing County commissioner, he said he would not run again for public office. But the Baxter City Council...
November 11, 2018 - 5:00am
November 9, 2018
Nisswa voters overwhelmingly in Brekken's camp, ousting incumbent. Brekken loses to Thiede in most precincts, but wins election.
The numbers don't lie, but they can be confusing. Bill Brekken will, however, take the win against Paul Thiede in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general...
November 9, 2018 - 4:29pm
November 7, 2018
Bill Brekken upsets incumbent Paul Thiede for county commissioner seat
Bill Brekken narrowly won in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, election against County Commissioner and Board Chair Paul Thiede, an experienced incumbent...
November 7, 2018 - 12:38pm
November 2, 2018
Reader Opinion: Pray and vote
"Cast all your cares upon Him (Jesus), for He cares for us." 1 Peter 5:7. I'll join in the last hurrah. First, I hope and pray Paul Thiede keeps his seat, God knows the county commission needs an anchor! Between Housley and Smith, Karin has the eyes of a citizen, not just another...
November 2, 2018 - 8:31am
October 31, 2018
Crow Wing County buys historic Pequot Lakes fire tower from DNR
Crow Wing County's purchase of the historic Pequot Lakes fire tower from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is final. "Not only is...
October 31, 2018 - 5:00am
October 26, 2018
Reader Opinion: Saving the fire tower
As a retired Department of Natural Resources (DNR) forester and long-time resident of Pequot Lakes, I have been greatly encouraged to see County Commissioner Paul Thiede champion the cause of preserving and restoring the historic Pequot Lakes fire tower. The fire tower had become...
October 26, 2018 - 5:30pm
October 24, 2018
Crow Wing County Board: County grants easement to conservation nonprofit
It was a brief meeting of the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Oct. 23, but one that changed how easements are handled in...
October 24, 2018 - 5:00am
October 20, 2018
Reader Opinion: Thiede speaks for me
Crow Wing Commissioner Paul Thiede's record—always fair, always open to discussion, always conservative with common sense on issues. Letters about his opponent being all inclusive, would that mean me as a conservative? Wasn't long ago there was a big uproar from a group wanting...
October 20, 2018 - 2:30pm
Our Opinion: Campaigning should be kept out of public meetings
When elected officials attend public meetings of their boards, councils or commissions, the expectation is they are there to conduct business for the citizens they represent. Sometimes elected officials stray from that expectation. That certainly appears to be the case of Crow Wing...
October 20, 2018 - 7:30am
October 17, 2018
Crow Wing County Board: Drug tests disqualify some seeking public assistance
A new drug-testing program funded by Crow Wing County works—but exactly how successful it is as a deterrent for those seeking food or cash,...
October 17, 2018 - 5:00am
October 15, 2018
Reader Opinion: Brekken is for us
Paul Thiede apparently used board meeting time to campaign for re-election, criticizing his challenger, Bill Brekken, at a meeting where county business should be discussed. Mr. Brekken has spoken out on his own time about how much the current board policies are costing taxpayers,...
October 15, 2018 - 11:30am
Reader Opinion: Not working for us
Prior to the reconstruction of CWC 3, a majority of the adjoining property owners presented a petition to the county board requesting the scope of the project be reduced. Speaking against the petition's requests was their own commissioner, Paul Thiede.
October 15, 2018 - 2:30am
October 12, 2018
Candidate Forum: CWC District 2 candidates address public concerns
A packed room of Crow Wing County residents turned out to hear from county commissioner hopefuls for Districts 2 and 3 at a candidate forum Tuesday,...
October 12, 2018 - 8:00am