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The Crow Wing County village of Deerwood was known as Withington from 1871 to 1881, but it was confused with Worthington in southern Minnesota, according to Deerwood’s website, so the Crow Wing County village was renamed Deerwood because it was known for its whitetail deer.
The city of Deerwood will celebrate its 150th anniversary (or sesquicentennial) with a four-day celebration starting Thursday, July 7. There will be a parade, children’s activities, fireworks, entertainment, food vendors, a farmers market, open houses and more.
DEERWOOD — An electronics recycling drive is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14 to benefit continuing education for area youth through the Deerwood Technologies Scholarship Fund.
Fund-backed work targeting Serpent Lake achieved its goal, reversing a downward trend in water quality. The lake is twice as clear as it was 10 years ago. Stormwater projects in Deerwood and Crosby reduce how much phosphorus enters the lake.
The Chamberlin’s conservation practices prevent soil erosion, slow water runoff rates and protect groundwater and surface water, such as Island Lake, which are adjacent to their land.
Essentia Health wants to build a Deerwood clinic near where MnDOT has plans for a roundabout.

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Standalone photos of the Deerwood deer and a dinosaur statue wearing blaze orange for hunting season.
A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1921.
A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1921.

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