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“Ice Monster Jaws” - photo by Rick Hildebrand

Reminder on the Dangers of Cold Water

Unseasonably warm weather during the first half of November means many lakes and ponds remain free of ice, but the water is dangerously cold. With children home for Thanksgiving break, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources urges parents and guardians to talk with kids about the risks of cold water.

Falls into open water this time of year can turn tragic quickly, and the effects of cold water mean even strong swimmers likely will find it difficult to save themselves from an unexpected fall. Parents and guardians need to be especially vigilant about watching kids and ensuring their innate curiosity about the water doesn’t put them at risk.

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Fifty Lakes Council November Highlights

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Fifty Lakes City Council was held on Tuesday, November 14th, 2023. The following officers were present: Mayor Toni Buchite; Council members Jill Radman, Mark Bradley, Randy Zeigler, Gary Staples; City Clerk Ann Raph; Planning & Zoning Administrator Justin Burslie; Maintenance Supervisor Chad Wosmek; and Liquor Manager Diana Buchite.

The council approved additions to the agenda, and reviewed and accepted the Consent Agenda that included Council Meeting Minutes for Regular Meeting October 10th, 2023; Treasurer’s Report: Payment of bills in the amount of $345,399.74 including Checks #50135 through #50237; and Fire and Rescue Minutes.

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Tis The Season for Area Holiday Events!

Whoville in Crosslake Town Square Starts Dec. 1
The Town Square merchants, with support from the Crosslake Ideal Lions Club, are planning the Whoville Christmas in Town Square from December 1 through January 15. Special events on December 1, December 16, December 30, and January 13 will provide families with fun reasons to get out and celebrate with the Grinch and other Whoville characters. Pictured at right is one of the Who houses painted by the National Loon Center that will line one of the pathways on the Town Square heading toward the gazebo.

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