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March 25, 2017 - A couple Tom Turkeys came by to "strut their stuff" in Ideal Township to woo a flock of hen turkeys.The hens however didn’t seem impressed according to the property owners. - photo by Ellen L. Hostetler

Pierce Pettis to play concert in Nisswa April 7

Pierce Pettis makes his Grassroots Concerts debut at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 7 at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in the Journey Church at Nisswa.

After a lifetime of crafting finely wrought, heart-touching songs, singer-songwriter Pierce Pettis feels that he’s finally found his comfort zone. He says, “The biggest change has been getting over myself and realizing this is a job and a craft. And the purpose is not fame and fortune...but simply doing good work.”

“Pierce Pettis doesn’t write mere songs; he writes literature,” proclaims Sing Out! Magazine.

“From the time I was very little, I always had the music going in my head,” Pettis explains. "Like my own personal soundtrack or something. I also come from a fairly musical family: my mother went to music school and was an excellent organist and pianist. And my sisters all played piano and other instruments.

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Manhattan Beach to hold public hearing on land use changes

The City of Manhattan Beach will a public hearing on Tuesday, March 28th at 6:30 pm regarding proposed changes to the Land Use Ordinance.

At the February 21, 2017 meeting, council approved the ordinance changes by a 4-1 vote (voting no, Amy Wannebo).

However, at the March 7 meeting, planning and zoning administrator Darrin Welle informed council that the Minnesota DNR needed to be notified about the amendments.

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Emily City Council Feb. 14 highlights

Council approved by a 3-0 vote (not present were council members Jan Mosman and Dan Barrett) Kathy Hachey’s (of the GoNorth project) request to waive sewer charges for the one year on the property at 39877 Hwy. 6, now known as The Landing, part of the GoNorth initiative.

Hachey also informed the council that more grants will be written, and a brochure and map of the area will be developed. Fifteen to twenty-five vendors are already in place.

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Chief Ken Roden reported there were zero fire calls for January. Council approved repairs to the 2008 tanker truck repairs in the amount of $2,160.98.

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Crow Wing County approves 2017 Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Plan

The Crow Wing County Board unanimously approved the 2017 Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Plan for the treatment and prevention of invasive species in county waters. Crow Wing County was able to reduce the amount of monies spent on administrative personnel costs as part of this local aid from 15% to 9.9%, making Crow Wing County the lowest spending (on a percentage basis) county on administrative personnel costs in the region.

This decrease in administrative costs will result in increased inspector training and result in an increase of 875 hours of watercraft inspections on 17 lakes / chains of lakes that are already infected with AIS. The County will provide over 17,700 hours of watercraft inspection hours in 2017.

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