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Sylvan Township and Pillager School Community Education sponsored a presentation by Brainerd lakes area resort owners and operators at the CTC Center in Pillager about the history of Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort, Madden’s on Gull Lake and Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake.
The short-term rental ordinance, which went into effect at the beginning of 2021, outlines the responsibilities of operators to abide by rules concerning septic systems and solid waste, occupancy, noise, parking and conformity with existing county and state requirements. It also establishes penalties for not resolving complaints.
“I don’t know if we’d want to do it again,” said Cuyuna Cove co-founder Kelsey Braun. "It tested us.”
Over the past three decades, Halloween has become a starring season for the William A. Irvin. Last year's Haunted Ship returned from hiatus to hordes of fright seekers, and it's been almost completely transformed for what may be the attraction's scariest year yet.
The Croft Mine Community Committee, elected officials, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources representatives and others met Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, at the Croft Mine Historical Park to discuss possibly restoring and reopening the Crosby landmark as a tourist attraction.
Fall tourism plays a large role in many small communities along Lake Superior's North Shore. Tourism experts from St. Louis, Lake and Cook counties highlight how visitors can capture the season with unique ways to experience maple and birch trees this autumn.

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The resorts of the Whitefish Chain remain locally owned and operated, and many have been owned by the same families for generations.
True North Basecamp and Cuyuna Cove are two such outdoor retreats in the Crosby area that offer cabins and tents to bicyclists, and lake and outdoor enthusiasts who recreate in the region.
The annual Progress special section looks at True North Basecamp and Cuyuna Cove in Crosby offer temporary lodging to vacationers or out-of-towners staying overnight in the area.

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