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City of Manhattan Beach Roadside Clean Up

Web posted May 4, 2021
Manhattan Beach roadside clean-up was held April 23-25th. Thank you to all our volunteers and the Crow Wing County Highway Department for all your help. Pictured above: Volunteers Steve Peterson and Rob Amundson. - photo submitted

National Loon Center News

We're excited to officially open "The Nest" soon to the public on the Town Square in Crosslake, Minnesota. The fun and educational venue will feature National Loon Center merchandise and plenty of information on our progress. As we continue to plan for the building of our state-of-the-art facility, the NLC is actively launching several programs this year advancing loon and freshwater research and education.

Crosslake Community School students visited "The Nest" on Earth Day and added their own artistic interpretations of healthy shoreland and freshwater ecosystems. We're grateful to that impressive group of young world-changers for their contributions to The Nest.

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Land and Waters Preservation Trust Awards Six Grants

Land and Waters (L&W), a preservation trust, is an endowment fund of the Initiative Foundation  (IF) and serves as a philanthropic vehicle for accumulating and distributing financial resources to benefit those in the area of the Pine River Watershed. It was established through a partnership between Whitefish Area Property Owners Association (WAPOA), The Pine River Watershed Alliance(PRWA) and IF. The purpose is to provide a consistent stream of resources to protect and preserve the Whitefish Chain of Lakes and Pine River Watershed, so that future generations can enjoy the rivers, lakes and woods experience.

Grants are made to 501c3 nonprofits such as the Whitefish Area Property Owners Association (WAPOA), other lake associations within the watershed, the Pine River Watershed Alliance (PRWA), and local units of government that serve the Pine River Watershed. On an annual basis, grants applications are accepted from Dec. 1-Mar. 30; and grants are awarded in April for funding proposals that fit within the following categories:

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DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Webinar for women focuses on learning to fish
Women interested in learning more about fishing are invited to join a webinar hosted by the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The free webinar is at noon on Wednesday, April 28, and is part of the Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series that aims to give participants quick, relevant information on upcoming seasons and events, and skills to help enjoy these opportunities.

Join Linda Bylander, DNR Becoming an Outdoors Woman program coordinator, to learn about the program’s fishing classes and Take a Mom Fishing Weekend, which is Saturday, May 8, to Sunday, May 9. Bylander will be joined by Women Anglers of Minnesota President Michelle Morey and pro angler and bait shop owner Nancy Koep to discuss fishing opportunities in Minnesota. Registration and more information are available online.

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Drug Investigation Leads to Arrest

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on April 26th 2021, pursuant to an ongoing investigation, Investigators and Deputies conducted a search warrant at a residence in the City of Backus related to the sale and use of controlled substances, specifically methamphetamine.

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