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4 Red Fox pups use the Waller lawn as their playground one June afternoon on Eagle Lake in Fifty Lakes. - photos submitted by Tom Waller, Fifty Lakes MN

University of Minnesota Gopher coach visits lakes area

University of Minnesota Gophers football coach Jerry Kill was at Whitefish Golf Course Thursday, June 26, for a private event. Norwood Teague, the Gopher athletic director, also visited.

Coach Kill, a Big 10 Coach of the Year, visited Whitefish Golf as part of a speaking tour in greater Minnesota. Donors in the area were able to help arrange Kill’s and Teague’s visit, which was part outreach and part fundraising.

Kill said that purchasing tickets to Gopher football games is a way to both support and invest in the team and its players.

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Fifty Lakes family fun day

The annual Fifty Lakes Day celebration was successful once again with hundreds of residents and visitors enjoying warm temperatures and bright sunshine. There were many events throughout the day including live music, the annual raffle (winners will be announced in next week’s edition) bingo, meat raffles, food by Fifty Lakes’ Fire & Rescue, free games, contests and vendors.

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Area automobile accidents

Several automobile accidents in the area recently caused injury and, in one case, death. On Tuesday, June 23, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports that at approximately 10:30 a.m. it received a call from a Backus area residence. Charles Linn, age 74, of Backus, was standing at the end of his driveway when he was struck by a tire that came off a passing dump truck. Linn was transported to a St. Cloud hospital, where he died.

The driver of the dump truck, 72-year-old Bruce Eveland, also of Backus, was uninjured and unaware the tire had come off the truck. Investigation continues by the Cass County Sheriff and Minnesota State Patrol.

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Emily City Council June highlights

Draft meeting minutes show the Emily City Council met June 9 and heard that calcium chloride will be sprayed on the roads soon, weather permitting. Research will be done on which formula is safest and works the best- calcium chloride or magnesium chloride. Crack sealing has begun on city roads.

The council also heard that research is being done on the possibility of a new maintenance garage. Draft minutes show the city has $150,000 readily available for construction of the building.

Public Safety
The Emily Fire Department reported one fire call in May, and the Emily First Response Unit reported 12 calls in May. Road signs were installed after the unit received a call and could not find a road. Cary Leblanc was approved to the first response unit, pending background check, physical and drug test, and Tracy Jones, a current firefighter, was approved to the first response unit as well.

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Photographs of the Week

Members of the Outing Seniors club, Peggy Parks and Milt Spieler, took a trip to Israel in November. I am attaching two pictures that we took wearing our Outing Seniors shirts. Pictured on left Parks and Spieler at the Old City of Jerusalem by the Western Wall, pictured on left is at Massada.- photos submitted
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