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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.

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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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Jenkins Council discusses ATV ordinance

The Jenkins City Council approved a construction costsharing agreement with Crow Wing County to seal coat Jenkins Avenue and Rosewood Street in the amount of $9,757.95 when it met in regular session Monday, March 12 at City Hall. Members present included Mayor Jon  Lubke; Council members Hart, Hoffman, Rudlang and Stricker; Clerk Krista Okerman and Public Works Olmscheid.

ATV Ordinance
Mayor Lubke reported that he had been contacted by Mayor Lillihei from Breezy Point  regarding a proposed ATV ordinance that was being considered by Crow Wing County. The ordinance would allow ATV’s to drive on shoulders of county roads. Lubke raised concerns about the recently completed project on County Road 145. He said the City collaborated on the project to have widened shoulders.

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Assistance requested in locating missing juvenile runaway

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that the Cass County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a missing male juvenile runway from the rural Motley, MN area. The missing juvenile is identified as Dylan Joseph Vorbeck, age 15, of rural Motley MN. Vorbeck left his home wearing a two-tone blue jacket and red shoes. Vorbeck is described as 5 feet 5 inches tall and approximately 130 lbs with short brown hair and brown/hazel eyes. It is believed that Vorbeck left his home on his own. The above photo is a recent photo of Vorbeck.

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