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June 11, 2019
Members of electric power co-op Crow Wing Power vote by holding up certified cards in lime green during the 82nd annual meeting Saturday, June 8. Accusations of impropriety against co-op officials came to a head during the meeting, with members voting to advise the board of directors to fire CEO Bruce Kraemer. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch  play button
Quick take: Rundown of the 2019 Crow Wing Power election results
June 11, 2019 - 6:15am
June 5, 2019
A digitized map of Crow Wing Power and its coverage area in Central Minnesota serving three counties, 38,000 members and a host of rural townships and small cities. Three of the co-op's six directorships -- namely, District 1B, District 2A and at the at-large seat for District 3 -- are up for election this year. Directors are elected by ballots from paying co-op members for 3-year terms. Map courtesy of Crow Wing Power
Quick take: A breakdown of the upcoming Crow Wing Power election
June 5, 2019 - 7:10am
June 1, 2019
Lutheran Social Service Housing Director Jennifer Swick adjusts the microphone Tuesday, May 28, while talking about homelessness at the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners meeting in Brainerd. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board endorses homelessness prevention agency
June 1, 2019 - 7:00am
May 29, 2019
The Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners mull over at its Tuesday, May 28, meeting whether to permit beer sales at the county fairground year-round to generate revenue for the fair. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board allows sale of beer year-round at fairgrounds
May 29, 2019 - 7:00am
May 22, 2019
Crow Wing County Engineer Tim Bray (left) expresses his disappointment Tuesday, May 21, to the county board at the Jenkins City Council's recent decision to withdraw from a cost share agreement with the county for County Road 145 work after months of consideration. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Jenkins City Council balks at sharing road improvement costs with county
May 22, 2019 - 3:45pm
May 20, 2019
Gary Bakken -- a Crow Wing Power member and Breezy Point Council member -- addressed co-op directors during a meeting Thursday, May 16. Bakken says he is looking into filing a civil suit against the electric power co-op. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Lawsuits threatened over Crow Wing Power mine royalties
May 20, 2019 - 2:04pm
May 17, 2019
Board President Bob Kangas (foreground) discusses transparency and the subject of $70,000 bonuses paid to directors in 2006 during a sit-down with the Dispatch  March 17. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing Power board members say state AG making inquiries into co-op
May 17, 2019 - 9:00am
May 16, 2019
Crow Wing County Commissioner Paul Koering questions at the Tuesday, May 14, board meeting the county community services department's request to hire a social worker. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County: Koering questions hiring of social worker
May 16, 2019 - 4:28pm
May 15, 2019
Breezy Point Mayor Tom Lillehei adjusts the microphone Tuesday, May 14, at the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners meeting before speaking at the public hearing about golf cart use on county roads in the resort community. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
County board allows golf carts on Breezy Point county roads. Golf cart use permitted on county highways 4, 11 and 39 in the resort community
May 15, 2019 - 7:00am
April 24, 2019
Kaylyn Collett, a recovering drug addict, speaks during open forum at the Tuesday, April 23, meeting of the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch Videoplay button
Crow Wing County Board hears from recovering drug addicts at open forum
April 24, 2019 - 9:54am
April 20, 2019
Reader Opinion: Treating mental illness
April 20, 2019 - 5:30am
April 19, 2019
Reader Opinion: Koering, rethink your position
April 19, 2019 - 2:30am
April 18, 2019
Crow Wing County Community Services social worker Richard Grundtner, a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, and a former addict, gestures during his presentation to commissioners at the April 16 committee of the whole meeting about the science behind addiction. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County social worker calls addiction a disease, not a choice
April 18, 2019 - 10:30am
April 11, 2019
Lt. Adam Kronstedt of the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office asks the board of commissioners to approve the purchase of a boat, motor and trailer, and to seek grant funding to buy a side scan sonar device and winch system to recover drowning victims. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Board approves efforts to buy boat and sonar
April 11, 2019 - 7:00am
April 10, 2019
Doug Kern of Brainerd defends Commissioner Paul Koering's character during the open forum portion of the Tuesday, April 9, meeting of the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Crow Wing County commissioner remains mum, supporters speak up
April 10, 2019 - 5:00am