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The Nevis Muni will be the site of its first annual hotdish contest during Presidents' Weekend. In true Minnesota let's- liven-up-February tradition, municipal liquor store manager Mark Peterson is putting out a call for casseroles. The event, benefiting the Nevis Dollars for Scholars fund, will feature judging from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (a buck buys a ballot) with cash prizes awarded for first and second and non-cash items for third through fifth.
Ahoy, mateys, the loot's been discovered, A couple of mermaids have uncovered The Legion coin in a bird bath, you see Under the of limbs of a big old tree Detective/pirate Rachel Crandall and her accomplice, Kathie Borg, located the Park Rapids American Legion medallion about 10 Tuesday night in the birdbath located in front of the former courthouse, home to the Hubbard County Historical Society and North Country Museum of Arts. Crandall used a bit of deft analysis to decipher the clues, but not before prompting husband Dano to declare, "Give it up!
Akeley police chief Eric Klein has been placed on administrative leave after it came to light he was allegedly conducting criminal background checks on council members and spouses. Mayor Jennifer Mitchell announced the decision at the end of this week's council meeting to place Klein on paid leave. She offered no further information on what drove the decision. The council has scheduled a closed meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.
Akeley police chief Eric Klein has been placed on administrative leave with pay. Mayor Jennifer Mitchell announced the decision at the end of the council's meeting this week, offering no further information. The council scheduled a closed meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 to meet with city attorney Steve Bolton on the matter. Klein did not attend the meeting nor did he submit a monthly police report. His hours were cut to 20 at the end of December as a cost-saving measure for the city.
With the clock ticking to the state imposed Jan. 15 settlement deadline, Nevis teachers agreed Monday afternoon to a "frozen" salary schedule with step and lane increases. The teachers' salary schedule will remain the same as the one in place for 2008-09 with the addition of the statement, "A teacher who is not eligible for a step increase will be paid a $500 stipend." The teachers' hours of service had been a point of contention when the board approved extending the day this year. But the teachers agreed not to amend the language in the contract.
A task force to combat the spread of curly-leaf pondweed on the Crow Wing chain of lakes is moving forward, members of the 10th and 11th Crow Wing Lake Association defining a plan of action Saturday. Curly-leaf pondweed has been identified in the upper basin of 11th Crow Wing Lake, its proliferation a concern to residents in the lower watershed. "We have to declare war," lower basin 11th Crow Wing Lake resident Katie Magozzi said Saturday. "Doing nothing is a decision to fail.
In a first-of-its-kind project in the state, Hubbard County COLA partnered with a township, Lake Emma, to sponsor a watercraft inspection intern last summer - aquatic invasive species the target. Now the Coalition of Lake Associations is hoping to expand the pioneer project, come summer. "We are hoping the Lake Emma Township model will carry through to other lakes and townships in the county," said Ken Grob, who chairs COLA's AIS task force.
As has become a tradition at Century School, Kathy Pilgrim's fifth graders assisted first graders in Peg Lindstrom's class with letters to Santa. (Creative spelling remains.) Dear Santa: Is Rudolph ready for the long sleigh ride? For Christmas I want a bow and arrow. Santa can you send Jack Frost down here? We need snow! Cyprian Little Dear Santa: How many reindeer do you have? I want an American Girl doll for Christmas and goalie pads. Natalie Kruchowski Dear Santa: I want a Lalaloopsie. I also want a romote dog. I want a backpack. What kind of cookies do you like?