Crow Wing County News


04/23/2018 07:40 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Large grass fire burns near Breezy Point 

Firefighters work to contain a grass fire Monday afternoon near Crow Wing County Road 4 south of Breezy Point. Jennifer Stockinger / Brainerd Dispatch Firefighters from several agencies are responding to a grass fire Monday afternoon near Crow Wing County Highway 4 south of Breezy Point.


04/21/2018 05:50 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Fire at Nisswa church starts in kitchen 

The Nisswa Fire Department responds to reports of a kitchen fire at Timberwood Church in Nisswa on the morning of Friday, April 20, after a sprinkler system extinguished the fire but created a need for a cleanup.


04/20/2018 10:48 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Floating Bog Menaces Crow Wing County 

"They said there was this huge chunk of land floating towards them... And they were sitting there having coffee and it just kept coming. It destroyed their dock and boat lifts and they wanted to know what to do about it."


04/20/2018 08:45 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Emily man faces domestic assault charges 

A 23-year-old Emily man faces charges following a domestic assault in which he allegedly grabbed a woman by the throat to the point where she was unable to breathe. Kyle Joseph Frank was charged Monday in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd with felony domestic assault by strangulation, two gross misdemeanor stalking charges and misdemeanor domestic assault.


04/18/2018 11:52 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Brainerd City Council: Members decline north Brainerd property tax relief 

An aerial photograph of the Beaver Dam Road area located in northeast Brainerd. The property in question is identified with the lined box.


04/18/2018 06:35 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Crow Wing County targets Potlatch timberlands to acquire 

Crow Wing County Land Services Director Gary Griffin sits at the corner of the table while seeking guidance from the Board of Commissioners at the committee of the whole meeting Tuesday, April 16, at the historic county courthouse.


04/17/2018 10:48 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Crow Wing County announces temporary seasonal trail closures 

The Crow Wing County Land Services Department will be temporarily closing selected forest trails on county managed lands to motorized vehicles. These closures are due to vulnerable trail surfaces caused by the spring thaw.


04/17/2018 05:55 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Weekend snowstorm sets records 

Large waves break as they near Canal Park and an ice-encased bench along the Lakewalk Sunday afternoon. The city of Duluth recommends that people stay off the Lakewalk Trail in Canal Park because of icy conditions.


04/17/2018 03:31 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Crow Wing County announces "kick-off" of Pine River Watershed "One... 

Crow Wing County, Cass County, the Cass County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District, announces the beginning of planning for the development of the Pine River watershed "One Watershed, One Plan" Comprehensive Water Plan or "1W1P". As part of planning efforts, we are hosting a public information "kickoff" meeting and open- house on Monday, May 7th, from 8:30am to 12:00 p.m.at the Ideal Township Community Center located at 35458 Butternut Point Road, Pequot Lakes, Minnesota.


04/16/2018 08:34 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Crosslake: Council tables discussion on rock dam repair project, talks city hall safety 

The Crosslake City Council tabled discussion regarding the use of Big Pine Trail to haul materials for the Pine River Rock Dam repair project after hearing from the Crow Wing County Soil and Water Conservation District and the city's public works department Monday, April 9. Beth Hippert, of the SWCD, asked the council to agree not to hold contractors liable for any road damage that could occur during the project under two conditions: Contractors will not exceed legal road limits and will provide weight tickets. The repair project includes a series of five rock weirs that will replace the failing rock dam structure.


04/15/2018 01:44 PM  ~~~Source~~~
The Regional Report: Breezy Point ranks high in tax-forfeited... 

Budget cuts are in the pipeline for the Aitkin School District, which has been spending at a deficit, the Aitkin Independent Age reported.


04/15/2018 08:57 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Vitals App bridges relationship between cops and those vulnerable 

Nick Tietz recently talks about how the Vitals Aware Services app works, while Baxter Police Chief Jim Exsted listens while at the Brainerd Police Department. Tietz in the co-founder and chief digital officer of Vitals.


04/14/2018 02:16 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Crow Wing County to kick off 'One Watershed, One Plan' planning process 

A public information meeting and open house is planned from 8:30 a.m. to noon May 7 at the Ideal Township Community Center, 35458 Butternut Point Road, Pequot Lakes. Gary Roach, a long-time Pine River Watershed resident, renowned fisherman and lifetime guide, will be speaking about the value and importance of the Pine River Watershed.


04/14/2018 09:21 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Crow Wing County Board approves excavation services for landfill 

Crow Wing County Solid Waste Coordinator Doug Morris sits before the Board of Commissioners at its Tuesday, April 10, meeting to discuss bids to excavate the county landfill. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch The Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners accepted the low bid by a Brainerd-based excavator for its services to make more room at the county landfill in Brainerd.


04/14/2018 09:21 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Pequot Lakes: Road turnback process progressing 

As a formality only, the Pequot Lakes City Council temporarily renamed Patriot Avenue as part of the process to become owner of the road. Called the "road turnback process," the former state highway must become a county road for the state to give the road to Crow Wing County.