Crosslake Bird City CelebrationWeb posted May 21, 2019
Katie Burns (center), Bird City Program Manager from Audubon Minnesota, presents a plaque to Crosslake City Councilman John Andrews commemorating Crosslake as the fourth city in Minnesota to be designated as a Minnesota Audubon Bird City during the Crosslake Bird City Celebration held Saturday, May 18. Bird City organizer Cindy Mercer Nelson, left, holds a sign that will be erected at Crosslake’s city limits designating the city as a Bird City. - photo by Bill Monroe.
Amber Taylor of the University of Minnesota Raptor Center in St. Paul wowed the audience in a presentation during the Crosslake Bird City Celebration held Saturday, May 18 at the U.S. Army Campgrounds Ranger Station when she showed them this bald eagle. - photo by Bill Monroe
COMMUNITY MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES
Crosslake 2019 Memorial Day Ceremony
The annual Memorial Day Ceremony, let by the Crosslake/Fifty Lakes American Legion Post 500, will be held at 10am on Monday, May 27th at the Crosslake Pinewood Cemetery.
The Ceremony will be highlighted this year with an address by our guest speaker, Dr. Robert Upggaard, who served in WWII as a Navy SeaBee, serving in both Europe and Pacific during the war. Prior to D-Day, his Seabee Battalion helped prepare Omaha Beach for the invasion. Dr. Upggaard still is a local resident and many of you may remember him as a Dentist in Pequot Lakes.
This annual ceremony is to honor and remember our deceased Military Veterans who served our country. There are over 180 of our local veterans buried at Pinewood that are identified with individual American Flags at their gravesite and will be recognized individually during the ceremony.
CWC Bomb Squad responds to man injured by homemade fireworksOn May 13th, The Crow Wing County Sheriff reported on a male who had blown his hand off with some homemade fireworks. The incident happened at a residence located on the 42000 block of CR #136, Emily, MN. Upon arrival at the scene, deputies discovered an adult male who had received extensive injuries to his left hand. Deputies provided first aid to the male until ambulance personnel arrived on scene. The male was then flown out to St. Cloud Hospital for his injuries. The male was identified as 42 year old, James Fredrick Cummings of Fifty Lakes, MN
The Crow Wing County Bomb squad responded to process the scene. Upon arrival at the scene, members of the bomb squad located several known and unknown chemicals which are consistent with making explosives, such as flash powders and tannerite.
Northland Press | P.O. Box 145 | Outing, MN 56662 | (218) 692-5842