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The Pequot Lakes fire tower off County State Aid Highway 11 is no longer open for people to climb for a sprawling view of the area from high above the treetops. Keith Simar, a retired Department of Natural Resources forester, addressed the Pequot Lakes City Council on Tuesday, June 6, saying the DNR has said it won't do anything in the immediate future to take down the fire tower, but the state agency is open to another entity taking over management of the site.
Nearly five months after 56 Nisswa Lions Club members helped pack 20,000 meals at Kids Against Hunger-Brainerd Lakes Area in Nisswa, those meals are on their way to Haiti. The local Lions club donated $5,000 to Kids Against Hunger to pack emergency food for Haiti after Hurricane Matthew left thousands of people there in need of food. Cass Lake Lions Club members joined the Nisswa Lions in the packing event.
Pat Ganley made his mark in the restaurant business long before he bought what is now Ganley's Restaurant in downtown Nisswa. Ganley and his late wife, Sharon, owned Loydy's Diner in north Minneapolis for 16 years, until the restaurant had to be torn down to make way for Interstate 94. But many people who venture north from the Twin Cities today still remember Loydy's.
The Norway Center at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa was abuzz with fish stories and laughter Sunday, Oct. 9. What else would you expect when 20 current and former members of the Nisswa Guides League gathered for a reunion with family and friends? The gathering included three of the founders of the Nisswa Guides League—fishing "legends" Marv Koep and brothers Ron and Al Lindner. Ron Lindner recounted how they came up with the name while sitting around together 50 years ago.
The Norway Center at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa was abuzz with fish stories and laughter Sunday, Oct. 9. What else would you expect when 20 current and former members...
At age 23, John Babinski is running the family business his grandfather founded in the way his grandfather taught him. "I've been part of the business since age 6," he said of Babinski Properties, a family-owned property management and development company with an office in Pequot Lakes and main office in Sioux Falls, S.D. "I've been part of the business forever, working with my grandpa and my dad side by side, helping out after school."
As the Minnesota walleye and northern pike fishing opener kicks off the tourist season this weekend, bringing the first main influx of trucks and SUVs hauling trailers with boats to lakes area roads, drivers should be aware of Highway 371 four-lane expansion work between Nisswa and Jenkins.
Area residents packed the Cole Memorial Building in Pequot Lakes on Friday to hear about the $49.9 million Highway 371 four-lane expansion project that's designed to improve safety and traffic mobility. The project encompasses nine miles from just north of Crow Wing County Road 18 in Nisswa to just north of County Road 16 in Jenkins. It includes a new alignment in Pequot Lakes, where the highway will go east of downtown.
State transportation commissioner Charlie Zelle and others spoke Friday at an official groundbreaking ceremony for the Highway 371 four-lane expansion project from Nisswa to Jenkins. The groundbreaking was held at Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes. The $49.9 million highway project is designed to improve safety and traffic flow on those 9 miles of Highway 371. The project has been talked about for many years, and became possible with Corridors of Commerce funding.
The Highway 371 four-lane expansion project from Nisswa to Jenkins is on schedule, the Nisswa City Council learned in an update Wednesday, March 16, with grading slated to start in four main areas around Monday, March 28: