Listen: Storm damage in Cass County prompts emergency declaration

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Here is your Brainerd Dispatch Minute podcast for Friday, May 20, 2022.

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Commissioners passed a resolution for an emergency declaration for the May 12 storm that passed through Cass County.
Johnson represents Ward 4 in southeast Brainerd.
The Alex and Brandon Child Safety Center on Oak Street in Brainerd provides a safe place for child exchanges between parents and supervised parental visits.
The ordinance banning administrative subdivisions in the shoreland district was accompanied by a yearlong moratorium on any new boardwalks or other structures crossing wetlands to ease access to lakes. Commissioners ordered staff to study the issue of alternative riparian access over the next year in pursuit of more robust and clearer regulations.
State leaders said the situation was expected to improve within four to six weeks as additional varieties come to market.
Brainerd hosted Elk River Thursday, May 19.
Central Lakes at St. Cloud Tech May 19
Brainerd at St. Cloud May 19
A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1922.

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