Crosslake St. Patrick’s Day event named Best St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Minnesota by WCCO TV online poll
Crosslake proudly rolled out the red carpet for thousands of visitors the day after being named as WCCO’s Best St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Minnesota on Saturday, March 17th for the 44th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration.
The weather was perfect as the day began with the third annual Clover Dash 5K in Town Square which drew 476 participants, and the ever popular Crosslake Firefighter’s annual pancake breakfast also had a great turnout.
Top finishers of the Clover Dash were Corey Kuglin of Brainerd with a time of 17:37; in second was Robert Pike of Laporte, and placing third was Brian Peterson of Cold Spring. The top 3 female were Heidi Engman of Edina with a time of 20:45; placing second was Kristin Skog of Crosslake and in third was Rachel Friberg of Lakeshore.
Property issue results in Crosslake City Council tie vote
The Crosslake City Council spent much of its one-hour meeting Tuesday, March 12 discussing whether to approve an application for vacation of a portion of city right of way submitted by Aaron and Shannon Patton. In the end, a motion to accept the application was defeated on a tie vote as one Council member was absent.
The Pattons live at 15369 Daggett Pine Road. After purchasing their home, they learned that a portion of their cabin lies within the city right of way. They paid a $500 application fee and paid for a survey of the land. The Public Works Commission and the Parks and Recreation Commission reviewed the application and recommended its approval to the Council. The application asked the City to vacate 1,953 square feet of land.
During discussion, Councilman Dave Schrupp said he had viewed the site and found that, due to snow on the ground, it’s impossible to see what’s being proposed in the application. Mark Severson of Severson Porter Law Firm representing the Pattons, said “This is not a land grab.” He said the application is a common procedure.
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