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December 28, 2018
The Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners discuss at its Wednesday, Dec. 26, meeting, adopting the county departments’ fee schedules and policies for 2019. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Commissioners approve fee increases for new year
December 28, 2018 - 7:00am
December 27, 2018
Commissioners Paul Koering (left), Rachel Reabe Nystrom, Paul Thiede, Doug Houge and Rosemary Franzen smile for a group photo one last time after Nystrom and Thiede were recognized for their public service. (Nystrom did not run for re-election while Thiede lost his bid for re-election.) Submitted photo
Crow Wing County Board: Board approves bigger salary, dropping per diem payments
December 27, 2018 - 5:00am
November 28, 2018
Vic Kreuziger of Pequot Lakes lets loose with a barrage of criticisms of the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners during the open forum portion of the Tuesday, Nov. 27, board meeting. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Crow Wing County commissioners face vocal Pequot Lakes critic
November 28, 2018 - 5:00am
November 15, 2018
Crow Wing County Board: Approves of cooperative mental health agreement
November 15, 2018 - 3:00pm
November 11, 2018
Steve Barrows (left), a Baxter City Council member, talks to Bill Brekken, a real estate agent from Brainerd, outside the Crow Wing County Elections Office on Tuesday, Nov. 6, before votes tallies indicated they won their respective commissioner races. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
New year, new blood on Crow Wing County Board
November 11, 2018 - 5:00am
October 24, 2018
The Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners approves at its Tuesday, Oct. 23, meeting an agreement between the board and a nonprofit for an easement requested by the latter across county tax-forfeited lands to access property in Timothy Township. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: County grants easement to conservation nonprofit
October 24, 2018 - 5:00am
September 28, 2018
Crow Wing County Ryan Simonson talks about the proposed 2019 Stand Exam Plan at the Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Approves timber sales plan for 2019
September 28, 2018 - 7:00am
September 27, 2018
Crow Wing County Finance Director Jason Rausch gives a presentation of the 2019 preliminary budget and levy at the Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Agrees tentatively to 7 percent tax levy - Commissioners bicker over 3 percent raise in salaries
September 27, 2018 - 7:00am
August 30, 2018
Crow Wing County Historic Courthouse
Crow Wing County Board: Well wishes for well-sealing
August 30, 2018 - 3:00pm
August 16, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources-owned fire tower, which closed to the public last year, was built in 1934 near Pequot Lakes. In 2017, the tower was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Echo Journal file photo
Crow Wing County Board: County leases Pequot Lakes fire tower for repairs
August 16, 2018 - 5:00am
July 25, 2018
Because of Brandon event to raise funds for diabetes education
July 25, 2018 - 3:00am
July 14, 2018
The exterior of the Crow Wing County Historical Society Museum and Research Library in Brainerd, as it appeared in January 2018. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Crow Wing County Board: Board agrees to renovate county museum, library
July 14, 2018 - 5:00am
June 30, 2018
Photo Illustration
Crow Wing County reaches labor agreement with highway workers
June 30, 2018 - 9:00am
June 27, 2018
A map showing the lake water quality trend for the larger lakes in Crow Wing County.  Located on the Crow Wing county website (http://www.crowwing.us/241/Water-Quality-and-Water-Plan), users can click on the lake to pull up additional information, including links to water quality reports and factsheets as well as the lake association website.
Crow Wing County Board: Board adopts SWCD watercourses
June 27, 2018 - 8:00am
May 25, 2018
County Administrator Tim Houle discusses concerns with the All Veterans Memorial Tuesday, May 22. Houle said the county could be liable should someone injure themselves at the memorial, which has gaps in the several places where brick is loosely laid. About 3,000 bricks still need to be placed, according to one of the project organizers. Chelsey Perkins / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Vets memorial an 'eyesore,' officials say
May 25, 2018 - 3:19pm