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Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Lions Club

Web posted April 23, 2019
Olivia Eschenbacher, age five, of Breezy Point (left) and Addison Olson, age 11 of Delano, MN were the grand prize winners in the 33rd annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Crosslake Ideal Lions Club held Saturday, April 20 at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Campground. - photo by Bill Monroe
After finding their eggs during the 33rd annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Crosslake Ideal Lions Club, kids found plenty of ways to have fun at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Campground playground. -photo by Bill Monroe
Liz Hagen, left, Kayla Hagen, right and young Jaxon Hagen visit the Easter Bunny at the Easter Egg Hunt held Saturday, April 20 sponsored by the Crosslake Ideal Lions Club. - photo by Bill Monroe
While there were dozens of eggs hidden in the Easter Egg Hunt, two large eggs like this one were hidden, one for the five years and under class and one for the age six to 10 class. The winners received a large Easter basket from the Crosslake Ideal Lions Club. - photo by Bill Monroe

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Friends of the Headwaters Taking the PUC to the Court of Appeals

Last time Friends of the Headwaters (FOH) was in the Court of Appeals, they won the first Environmental Impact Statement ever done on an oil pipeline in Minnesota. That was during 2014 and 2015. Now this small group of volunteers from northern Minnesota is in court again, challenging both the adequacy of the Line 3 EIS and the Public Utilities Commission’s conditional approval of Line 3.

Richard Smith, Friends of the Headwaters’ president, contends that the PUC should have heeded the recommendations of the Administrative Law Judge and Minnesota’s lead environmental agencies. “Even the Department of Commerce determined that Enbridge’s Line 3 was unnecessary, “ he said. “The Department of Commerce was the agency the PUC relied on to examine the Enbridge application in depth, and the DOC said a new Line 3 was not needed. But the PUC put the interests of the Canadian tar sands industry ahead of the interests of Minnesota citizens and the preservation of our environment. We can’t just let that stand. The PUC’s decision was contrary to the law, and we are confident that is what the court of appeals will conclude.”

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Fifty Lakes City Council Reviews 2018 Audit

The Fifty Lakes City Council reviewed the results of the city’s audit report at its regular monthly meeting held Tuesday, April 9 at the city hall. Members present included Mayor Linda Steffens and council members Jodie Schrupp, Toni Buchite, Julie Engle and Mark Bradley (via phone). City Clerk Karen Stern also attended.

Doug Host, auditor with Clifton Larson Allen, met with council to review the 2018 audit report. He said the audit went very smoothly for the first audit with the city. The report showed the liquor store had a profit of $31,641 with the highest sales ever reported. The council requested a proposal for next year’s audit.

Planning and Zoning
Justin Burslie presented a request from Crow Wing County to change classification of property to “non-conservation” and future sale of tax-forfeited lands. He said the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended the reclassification. The council approved having Crow Wing County reclassify two properties.

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