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Motorists traveling south on Highway 371 in Pequot Lakes are reminded they can still exit to get into town. Echo Journal file photo.
Pequot Lakes: Council paves way for another highway billboard
11 hours 16 min ago
Crow Wing County Land Services Director Gary Griffin seeks approval from the board of commissioners at its Tuesday, Dec. 11, meeting to purchase new software that would be more efficient, save money, improve accuracy. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board approves software purchase - saves money, improves accuracy
12 hours 16 min ago
December 12, 2018
Crow Wing County Administrator Tim Houle (left) welcomes people to the public hearing about the 2019 budget and levy during the Tuesday, Dec. 11, county board meeting before a presentation by Finance Director Jason Rausch. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Up they go: Crow Wing County ends 8-year streak of reduced taxes
December 12, 2018 - 10:05am
December 8, 2018
Crow Wing County Land Services Director Gary Griffin (left) talks about proposed county fee changes at the county budget committee meeting Friday, Dec. 7, while County Administrator Tim Houle listens at the conference table. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Some fees could double at landfill: County board considers changes amid levy discussions
December 8, 2018 - 5:00am
December 7, 2018
Crow Wing County employees give to local United Way
December 7, 2018 - 7:30am
November 3, 2018
Crow Wing County Finance Director Jason Rausch (left) talks to Commissioners Paul Koering, Paul Thiede and Rosemary Franzen, and County Administrator Tim Houle and Administrative Services Director Deborah Erickson, about county fees at the Friday, Nov. 2, budget committee meeting and whether to raise them to offset the 2019 preliminary levy. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County fees could be adjusted lower, higher or not
November 3, 2018 - 9:14am
October 30, 2018
The map shows the proposed location for the new elementary school in Baxter, situated off a new addition to Jasperwood Drive, just east of Forestview Middle School. The Brainerd School Board approved this proposal Monday, Oct. 29. Map courtesy of Widseth Smith Nolting
Brainerd Public Schools: Board supports Jasperwood for new Baxter elementary
October 30, 2018 - 10:00am
October 17, 2018
Crow Wing County Community Services Division Manager Sheila Skogen talks about drug testing of government assistance applicants as County Administrator Tim Houle (left) and commissioners Rosemary Franzen, Paul Koering and Paul Thiede look on at the committee of the whole meeting Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the County Historic Courthouse. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Drug tests disqualify some seeking public assistance
October 17, 2018 - 5:00am
October 11, 2018
The Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted at its Tuesday, Oct. 9, meeting to make County Road 115 -- also known as Ojibwa and Nashway roads -- a “priority.” Google Maps
Crow Wing County Board: Agrees to make County Road 115 a 'priority'
October 11, 2018 - 5:00am
October 6, 2018
Crow Wing County Finance Director Jason Rausch (left) gets detailed about the 2019 preliminary budget and levy at the Friday, Oct. 6, budget committee meeting as Commissioner Paul Koering leans in and Chairman Paul Thiede leans back across the desk from County Administrative Services Director Deborah Erickson and Commissioner Rosemary Franzen (right). Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: County attempts to reduce costs, generate revenue
October 6, 2018 - 5:00am
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
September 26, 2018
Crow Wing County Jail Administrator Heath Fosteson tells the board of commissioners at its Tuesday, Sept. 25, meeting about the growing number that are lodged in the county jail because of meth rather than in state prisons, which reduces the number of beds the county rents out to the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Crow Wing County Board: County administrator prefaces budget, levy presentation with warnings - Approves preliminary 7 percent tax levy increase
September 26, 2018 - 7:00am
September 19, 2018
Crow Wing County Community Services Division Manager Kara Griffin hands sheets of information about out-of-home placements of endangered children to Administrator Tim Houle at the Tuesday, Sept. 18, committee of the whole meeting with commissioners Rachel Reabe Nystrom (left), Rosemary Franzen (middle) and Paul Thiede. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Child protection draining county coffers
September 19, 2018 - 3:00am
September 15, 2018
Crow Wing County Administrator Tim Houle
Crow Wing County Board: Houle proposes 7 percent tax levy increase
September 15, 2018 - 7:00am
September 12, 2018
Crow Wing County Commissioner Paul Koering laughs during the board's discussion to buy six 2019 Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles before manufacturing plant disruptions and new model introduction make obsolete county-owned SUV accessories or drive up the purchase cost. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Board approves early ordering of sheriff's office SUVs
September 12, 2018 - 7:00am
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