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'Making Memories' at Itasca State Park
Itasca State Park hosts enjoy being campground 'ambassadors'
Learning from their mistakes
Woman jumps into Minnesota lake to help save duck hunters in dramatic rescue
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Panthers coast to another dual win
Tigers control net in win over Blackduck
Pirates hand Braves first conference loss
Fast start keys Cardinals' win over Warriors
Tigers roll to another impressive victory
Sharon Lee Mead
Orrin "Bud" E. Barnum
Everett Lee Langland
Basic Business Cents: Innovate for success
Basic Business Cents: Image Management
Lickin' Good Whole Pet Foods opens new storefront on Main
Dorset's Heartland Art Studio bolsters regional art
Basic Business Cents: Job description for vice president of culture
Anne Dunn wins first annual storytelling contest
Poet, folk singer offering free songwriting workshop at Nemeth Art Center
Who Will Be the Great American Storyteller?
Free screenings of Pine Point documentary this weekend
America's top female quintet performing Sept. 23
Minnesota DNR proposes changes to 48 trout stream designations
Minnesota’s high school clay target state championship drew 7,000 shooters
Minnesota master sergeant takes some blind veterans on a turkey hun
Fish activity peaks after storm fronts move through
Fly fishing provides stress relief
Respect your neighbor's right to put up political yard signs
Letter: Aluminum can collection trailer to be moved
Editorial: Minnesota struggles just to get grip on mental health problems
Letter: Klabunde supports local interests
Commentary: Breaking home ties
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
March 21, 2012
Board of Adjustment lifts variance restrictions on Belle Taine home lot
The Hubbard County Board of Adjustment voted Monday to remove variance conditions on a Lake Belle Taine lot when the owner purchased more land to bring it into compliance. David Martin purchased 100 feet of lakeshore from his neighbor, giving him a 157-foot lot. He eventually...
March 21, 2012 - 1:00pm
February 25, 2012
Board of Adjustment votes against one of its own members
A reserve member of Hubbard County's Board of Adjustment found himself in an awkward conflict of interest Tuesday when he switched sides of the...
February 25, 2012 - 1:00pm
February 15, 2012
Deadline to tear down garage is today
As the clock ticks down on a disputed variance for a $400,000 garage addition in Hubbard County, both sides remain entrenched in a legal battle...
February 15, 2012 - 1:00pm
December 28, 2011
Grand Forks couple says no variance was needed
A Grand Forks couple denied a variance in August will return to the Hubbard County Board of Adjustment next month to seek a declaration that...
December 28, 2011 - 1:00pm
December 21, 2011
BOA meeting gets heated over after-the-fact variance request
Jerry Cole's tenure as Board of Adjustment chair ended with the same fireworks as it began a year ago, clashing with lake activists over variances. Monday Cole threatened to call the police if COLA representative Chuck Diessner didn't stop talking and sit down. The heated exchange...
December 21, 2011 - 1:00pm
October 19, 2011
Board looks at increasingly close variance requests
Hubbard County Board of Adjustment members are beginning to feel the strain of making the close calls on lakeshore development. Board members are pausing longer to suggest a course of action, trying to hammer out more compromises. Will granting one or two variances to build in...
October 19, 2011 - 1:00pm
September 24, 2011
5th Crow Wing RV park gets board permission to expand
Fifth Crow Wing Lake was again in the spotlight Wednesday as the Hubbard County board allowed the expansion of Shady Lawns RV Estates, over the...
September 24, 2011 - 1:00pm
September 21, 2011
BOA deals with terrestrial changes to lakeshore lots
Erosion issues are causing Hubbard County's Board of Adjustment to cut lakeshore property owners some slack as to what they can remove or fill...
September 21, 2011 - 1:00pm
August 17, 2011
Board of Adjustment says 'no' to garage addition
The stunning 2½-story structure, wood and beams, overlooks Shallow and Deer Lakes. It cost around $400,000 and compliments the adjacent home....
August 17, 2011 - 1:00pm
August 3, 2011
Resort case before Appeals Court; owners seek new variance
As a contentious lawsuit over the number of docks allowed on residential developments winds through the Minnesota appeals court system, the defendants...
August 3, 2011 - 1:00pm
July 20, 2011
Board of Adjustment grapples with Belle Taine variance
The steadily rising waters of Lake Belle Taine gave Hubbard County's Board of Adjustment pause Monday morning as it tabled a variance request to build a new home on the lakeshore. A request by Ardeth and Everett Duthoy to improve and build on a Belle Taine lot involved several shoreland...
July 20, 2011 - 1:00pm
June 22, 2011
Hubbard County BOA allows longer comment period
As Hubbard County's Board of Adjustment continues to fine tune the granting of variances, it loosened the time limit for public input on projects due to pressure from lake activists. Two weeks ago the county's Planning Commission tried to enforce a strict three-minute time limit...
June 22, 2011 - 1:00pm
June 4, 2011
Access to property on variance law amendments set for public hearing
Two additions to Hubbard County's revised variance ordinance, one concerning county access to private property, could raise some hackles at the upcoming public hearing June 15. They did with the county board Wednesday. One provision gives county employees access to private property...
June 4, 2011 - 1:00pm
May 18, 2011
Hubbard County BOA, COLA continue to differ on variances
Ten days after Gov. Mark Dayton signed a new law into effect regulating the granting of variances, Hubbard County's Board of Adjustment is once...
May 18, 2011 - 1:00pm
May 7, 2011
New variance law standardizes criteria for zoning boards
A new state law went into effect Thursday changing the standards that counties, cities and towns must use in issuing variances to zoning ordinances. Gov. Mark Dayton signed House File 52/Senate File 13 into law. The bill, passed unanimously by both the House and Senate, says "practical...
May 7, 2011 - 1:00pm