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Crosslake Communications will no longer transfer funds to offset tax levy

At a joint meeting of the Crosslake City Council and Crosslake Communications Advisory Board on Tuesday, July 28, the council decided that Crosslake Communications will no longer make its annual fund transfer to the city.

In the past the fund transfer has amounted to around $275,000, and is based off a percentage of gross revenue, according to Kevin Larson, the chief operating officer of CTC in Brainerd and current general manager of Crosslake Communications. That fund transfer went to offset the city’s property tax levy.

Before its decision to end the annual fund transfer, the council heard a presentation from Larson. He showed the council Crosslake Communications’ financial needs and also showed an example of how citizens’ taxes would change with the fund transfer no longer in place.

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29th annual Camp Knutson Quilt Auction Saturday, August 8th

On Saturday, August 8, 2015 the 29th annual Camp Knutson Quilt Auction will be held at 11148 Manhattan Pt. Blvd. in Crosslake, Minnesota. The viewing of the quilts and the silent auction will occur from 9:30 – 11:30. The live auction will start at noon. There will be over 125 quilts or quilted items in both the silent auction and the live auction.

The two quilts pictured above are examples of the quilts available at the auction. “Frozen Olaf” and “Frozen Sisters” were made by Pam Marlatt of Pillager. These quilts are made of licensed fabrics and also include travel pillows filled with licensed Frozen goodies.

This year the silent auction will include a limited buy-it-now option. Pre-bidding and absentee bidding will be available for the live auction. The special fund-a-need will again be available.

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Emily City Council

According to unapproved draft meeting minutes, the Emily City Council met July 14 and designated a new public beach.

The beach is undeveloped, at the end of the right of way of Oak Street on Roosevelt Lake. Park dedication funds could be used in the future to develop the park.

The leaseback ordinance was again discussed, and city clerk Christa Andrews said by phone that the council has expressed its desire to eliminate the ordinance, which places limitations on rental properties.

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Men Walk a Mile In Her Shoes to stop gender violence

Men from all walks of life will walk one mile in women’s high heels on Saturday, August 15th, 2015 at Mills Ford in Baxter, MN to protest rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Proceeds from both the registration and sponsored walkers will go to Sexual Assault Services and Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center.

Male community members and leaders will proclaim their solidarity with the rape prevention movement by marching in high heels, with women and children marching at their side. Educators, students, law enforcement officers, elected officials and others are expected to participate.

The event begins with registration at 10:30 am with entertainment at 11:30 and the march at noon. Refreshments and snacks will be available for purchase and there will be an excellent silent auction. Special entertainment will be provided by Brainerd’s Own Bill “The King” Musel.

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