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Lakers Lions host Annual Corn Feed

The 2018 annual Laker Lions Corn Feed was again a big success as hundreds of visitors and residents spent a beautiful summer afternoon at Granny's Bar and Grill in Emily, MN on August 18th.

The annual event features food and games by the Lions, vendor tents, horseshoe tournament, karaoke, contests and of course, complimentary corn for all.

The event is the largest fundraiser for the Lions Scholarship Fund and featured free corn on the cob, games, contests, vendor booths and entertainment. The raffle prize winners will be announced in next week’s edition.

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Camp Knutson 32nd Quilt Auction

The 32nd Annual Camp Knutson Quilt Auction was held on Saturday, August 11th. It was a beautiful day and the camp auctioned off a record number of quilts. There were 315 gorgeous quilts, many of which were from local quilters, auctioned off to the 190 bidders, raising a total $64,000.

Thank you to all of our quilt donors, the Paul Bunyan Auxiliary Volunteers, the Quilt Auction committee, and our generous buyers and supporters.

Our special guest at this year’s Quilt Auction featured one of our Camp Knutson Alumni, Ellie Wilson. Ellie is currently the Executive Director of the Autism Society of Minnesota and a director for the Down Syndrome Foundation Camp, both of which partner with Camp Knutson to provide therapeutic residential summer camp experiences. Ellie shared a powerful message about the impact camp has on every single person involved, the magic that happens at Camp and the village it takes to make this experience happen.

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Crosslake City Council finds a way to assist residents with private road

The Crosslake City Council found a way to help a group of Crosslake residents deal with an issue related to a private road in their neighborhood when the Council met in regular session Monday, August 13.

The Kavli Woods Home Owners Association asked the city to provide a culvert to be installed on a private road that runs through its neighborhood and to trim some trees along the public right of way under the private road. Jeff Bisson, a member of the home owners association, told the Council that five of the 13 neighbors had agreed to pay for surfacing the road in the near future. Before the work is done, they would like the city to provide them with a culvert that the road contractor would install and to trim the trees that are growing along the public right of way under the roadway.

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August 14, 2018 Primary Election Results

US Senate (2 seats)
DFL
There are two seats up for grabs in the 2018 general election, one currently held by Amy Klobuchar, who won her primary against four challengers. Klobuchar totaled 556,581 votes, or 95 percent of the votes statewide.

Tina Smith won the Special Election for the seat vacated by former Senator Al Franken, with 433,047 votes, or 76 percent of the vote statewide. Smith’s closest challenger was Richard Painter with 78,085 votes. Painter was the chief White House ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush administration from 2005-07.

GOP
Jim Newberger will run against Klobuchar in November after winning the primary by garnering 201,178 votes against three other candidates: Merrill Anderson (45,422 votes), Rae Hart Anderson (25, 851 votes), and Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente (17,014 votes).

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