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NEVIS

There will be competitive races this November for city council in Park Rapids, Nevis and Menahga, for Menahga mayor and for various school board seats.
The Akeley City Council set a budget work session for 6 p.m. Monday Aug. 22 at city hall. The meeting is needed in preparation for the preliminary levy certification that is due in September.
The city's levy and budget may increase up to 2% on the year.
The former Park Rapids city planner and administrator will serve out the final four months of Katie Rittgers's incomplete term.

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Local butterfly expert John Weber said placement of the monarch on the endangered list is a wake-up call to raise awareness so people can take action to help the colorful butterfly before it’s too late.
Filing for local races for mayor, city council and school board is open Aug. 2-16.
The school board has the ability to appoint a replacement school board member when a vacancy occurs. The individual is appointed to fill the vacancy and to serve until a successor is elected in November.
So far, Liam Gustafson has raised $15,000, which is about 5% of his goal.
Saturday, July 23 was a day to be a kid in Nevis.
Long before Hallmark Christmas in July movies started, families on Pine Beach in Nevis had their own Christmas in July celebration.

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Akeley Mayor Brian Hitchcock suggested asphalt as one option, along with a culvert system.
According to the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Nevis Women’s Club, a recent inspection showed that many of the 19 areas have some native plants starting to germinate, but their growth has been very slow.
Akeley resident Robbie McGrath came to the July 13 council meeting asking for help dealing with issues caused by ATVs.

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