Laureen Borden, longtime Crow Wing County treasurer, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. She was 75. Borden, a Merrifield resident, served 28 years as the county treasurer and auditor/treasurer. She was remembered as a straightforward, honest and hardworking elected official who was always willing to listen and to work to help area residents. Deborah Erickson worked with Borden for years in the Crow Wing County Historic Courthouse.
One of the great things about the CES show is the opportunity to gaze into what might be.
BAXTER—Whiskey Creek collects what 400 acres of drainage through heavily developed commercial areas can throw at it, but what may be described as an overlooked stream could become a shining example for water quality.
Fueled by social media rumors, customers were coming up to the Dairy Queen Grill & Chill counter in the Westgate Mall and asking staff when the ice cream treat and dining spot would be closing. Not so fast, DQ reports.
BAXTER—Concerns for high assessments for a stormwater project—with one property owner with multiple parcels facing a potential bill of $87,842—had Baxter City Council members once again thinking about project costs and bills for residents.
BAXTER—Bridging the divide of Highway 371 to connect Baxter for pedestrian and bicyclist access came into clearer focus Tuesday, Jan. 15. In the future, it could mean a pedestrian and bike bridge crossing four lanes of high-speed traffic to connect residents with shopping and recreation from Whipple Beach to the Paul Bunyan State Trail. The east/west link was the subject of presentations on a citywide transportation plan on foot and pedal power and a look at possible bridge locations.
Consumers are gaining from the move by businesses of all kinds to provide more options for online and delivery from restaurants to retail and the lakes area is no exception. Food Dudes, who joined the lakes area in an expansion from St. Cloud, is continuing to add restaurants to its list serving eateries that didn't have their own delivery service. Now 612 Station, Sage on Laurel, CherryBerry, Black Bear Lodge, Boulder Tap House, Senor Patron, Grizzly's, Poncho & Lefty's and Baxter's Bar & Grill.
BAXTER—As new Baxter City Council members were sworn in this week, outgoing members were recognized for their contributions. New council members Connie Lyscio and Zach Tabatt were sworn in Tuesday, Jan. 8. Tabatt thanked outgoing council members Quinn Nystrom and Steve Barrows, who was on hand for the meeting, for their service and for the welcome from the council. "I look forward to working with everyone," Tabatt said.
BAXTER—More than 80 people packed Baxter City Council chambers Tuesday, Jan. 8, and the majority learned within a short time their wishes would be granted.
A neighbor saw flames and warned a homeowner Sunday night, Jan. 6, in Sylvan Township that his garage was on fire.