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March 29, 2018
The Crow Wing Board of Commissioners votes at its meeting Tuesday, March 27, to have a commissioner act as a liaison to the Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board to have a commissioner liaison to SWCD
March 29, 2018 - 6:00am
March 14, 2018
Backus Area Forest Supervisor Joel Lemberg requested last month the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners approve the purchase of 80 acres from Potlatch Minnesota Timberlands near Crosslake for state forest purposes through The Nature Conservancy, which would in turn would donate it to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Submitted photo
Crow Wing County Board: Support of timberland acquisition by DNR withheld
March 14, 2018 - 6:00am
February 28, 2018
Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Sheila Haverkamp gives the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners an overview of "opportunity zones" at Tuesday's meeting that are created by a new provision in the federal tax bill. These new zones use tax incentives to attract long-term investment in low-income or high-poverty areas. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: County identifies 'opportunity zones'
February 28, 2018 - 8:00am
February 15, 2018
Crow Wing County Board: Tax-forfeited surplus revenues reviewed
February 15, 2018 - 7:30am
February 14, 2018
The Crow Wing Board of Commissioners meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Commissioner Doug Houge sits in the center as chairman in this 2017 photo, with new Board Chairman Paul Thiede to Houge's left. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing commissioners' expenses vary widely in 2017
February 14, 2018 - 12:00pm
January 27, 2018
From left to right: Crow Wing County Administrative Coordinator Therese Norwood, Administrator Tim Houle, and Commissioners Paul Koering, Rosemary Franzen, Paul Thiede and Doug Houge, and Attorney Don Ryan wait for the next speaker at Tuesday's county board meeting. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Open forum meetings to be restricted in time
January 27, 2018 - 4:00am
January 3, 2018
Crow Wing County Board Commissioner Rachel Reabe Nystrom (far right) leans in to talk to new Chairman Paul Thiede Tuesday as former Chairman Doug Houge (center) talks to new Vice Chairwoman Rosemary Franzen. Also pictured are Commissioner Paul Koering and Administrative Coordinator Therese Norwood. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board reorganizes as new year begins
January 3, 2018 - 10:00am
December 29, 2017
Crow Wing County Finance Director Jason Rausch makes the case at Tuesday's board meeting for county employees to travel out of state, sometimes at the county's expense. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Approves out-of-state travel requests
December 29, 2017 - 7:00am
December 27, 2017
Northeast Regional Director Susanne Hinrichs of the University of Minnesota Extension-Brainerd Regional Office talks at the Crow Wing County board meeting on Tuesday about a proposal to charge for the proctoring of the commercial pesticide applicator test. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board adopts fee schedules and policies
December 27, 2017 - 5:00am
December 22, 2017
Crow Wing County Engineer Tim Bray looks over the 2017-21 highway improvement plan, which was adopted April 11. The plan is intended to provide transparency regarding the establishment of roadway improvement priorities and how funding is used. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County completes highway improvements by year's end
December 22, 2017 - 5:00am
December 13, 2017
Crow Wing County Finance Director Jason Rausch presents the 2018 budget and levy summation to the county board at a public hearing Tuesday before a resolution to adopt the budget and levy was unanimously passed. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: For 8th consecutive year, county passes reduced levy
December 13, 2017 - 7:00am
November 15, 2017
Paul Herkenhoff is the new manager of Crow Wing County Environmental Services. The former Crow Wing County survey/planning coordinator took over the position from long-time employee Chris Pence, who recently quit the county after nine years to work for the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources in Brainerd. Submitted photo.
Crow Wing County Board: Revisions to land-use ordinance approved
November 15, 2017 - 7:00am
October 17, 2017
Deerwood Mayor Mike Aulie addresses the Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District bus tour participants Friday near Serpent Lake about revising local city ordinances to protect the lake. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
SWCD bus tour shares water quality improvement efforts
October 17, 2017 - 8:00am
October 6, 2017
Crow Wing County commissioners listen to a presentation about the preliminary property tax levy at their Sept. 26 board meeting. Chelsey Perkins / Brainerd Dispatch
Per diem, salaries set to increase for Crow Wing County board: County attorney, sheriff also given raises
October 6, 2017 - 11:39am
September 30, 2017
Our Opinion: Flat tax levy a cause for concern
September 30, 2017 - 7:30am
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