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Fifty Lakes City Council September highlights

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Fifty Lakes City Council was held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, and the following officers were present: Mayor Steve Dahlke; Council members Jodie Schrupp, Mark Bradley, Toni Buchite and Gary Staples; City Clerk Treasurer Karen Stern; Deputy Clerk Ann Raph; Liquor manager Diana Johnson; Maintenance Supervisor Chad Wosmek; Planning & Zoning Administrator Justin Burslie; and Fire Chief Andy Hemphill.

Council approved the Consent Agenda that included Council Meeting Minutes for August 10th, 2021; Treasurers Report; Payment of bills in the amount of $137,665.61 including check #43371 to # 43456; Fire & Rescue Minutes.

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Crosslake Council Nixes Proposed Second Monthly Meetings

The Crosslake City Council reversed their position on holding two meetings a month. By a 3-2 vote at the Monday, October 11 council meeting, council member Aaron Herzog stated he thought two meetings were too much for the amount of business the council has to take on.

“To say we’ll meet 24 times a year, I just don’t believe we have that level of business to take care of,” said Herzog on October 11.

Council passed a motion in September to hold two regular meetings per month, on the second and fourth Mondays, by a 3-2 margin, with Herzog voting with Mayor David Nevin and council member Marcia Seibert-Volz on the measure.

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Lake Edward Township Homicide Update Release

On 10/07/2021, at approximately 11:04 pm, the Crow Wing County Dispatch center received a shooting complaint near 23684 County Road 4 in Lake Edward Township. The caller reported several gunshots were heard near the address. Deputies and other officers responded and encountered Cameron Jay Moser, age 29, of Brainerd, armed with a rifle and a handgun.

Deputies negotiated for nearly two hours and eventually convinced Moser to put his weapons down in a safe location and he was taken into custody.

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Death on Little Rabbit Lake

Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard reports that on October 11, 2021 at approximately 6:05 PM Deputies responded to the Little Rabbit Lake Boat Access in Ironton for a welfare check. A citizen reported seeing an unoccupied boat drifting approximately 75 feet off the shoreline not far from the boat launch area. The citizen also reported seeing a pair of socks and shoes sitting on the dock.

With the assistance of the citizen, Deputies were able to recover the unoccupied boat. Deputies did search the area around the unoccupied boat and the boat launch area, but were unable to locate anyone. Deputies additionally observed a vehicle with a trailer at the landing with the same registered owner as the unoccupied boat.

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