Photograph of the Week
Bird seed or bear food? - photo by Tom Sathre, taken while visiting his parents home in Outing on Lake Washburn
June 16, 2017, this bear helps himself to some thistle seed a little before 8 a.m. - photo by Mikie Walker, Emily, MN
Next few weeks critical for Crosslake Community School fund driveThe next few weeks will determine whether the Lakes Area Kids Enrichment (LAKE) Foundation will be able to sign contracts to begin construction on a new $7.7 million dollar building to be leased to the Crosslake Community Charter School. The Foundation hopes to break ground on the project August 19 and open the school in 2018. But the groundbreaking is contingent on the success of the Foundation’s fund drive to raise $1.7 million for the project.
Under Minnesota law, charter schools cannot own property. The Foundation plans to build the building and lease it to the school with no impact on local property taxes. A site plan has been finalized. The anonymously donated 10-acre site on County Road 66 in Crosslake has been secured. The foundation has arranged for $6 million in financing from a low-interest loan. The remaining $1.7 million will be financed by the Foundation’s fund drive.
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