Photo Galleries
News Sports Open Forum Obituaries Legal Notices Events
Tuesday | April 15, 2014SEARCH  




Counter copies
Letters to the Editor
Our Location


Mission Statement
Click for Outing, Minnesota Forecast
National Newspaper AssociationMN Newspaper Association

The Northland Press is a legally adjudicated newspaper

Minnesota Spring Burning Restrictions

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will place burning restrictions over the central part of the state beginning April 14 because fire danger is expected to rapidly increase as winds pick up and snow continues to melt.

These counties will be included in the initial burning restrictions: Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Dakota, Douglas, Hennepin, Isanti, Otter Tail, Pope, Ramsey, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Washington and Wright.

The burning restrictions mean the state will not give out burning permits for burning brush or yard waste.

Spring fire restrictions limit open burning until summer green up occurs. Traditionally, most wildfires in Minnesota occur during April and May. More than 95 percent of these fires are caused by human error.

Full Story

Soupfest, Chili Cook-off rules relaxed with passing of bill

A bill has passed in both the House and the Senate that area lawmakers are  calling a “common sense” approach to local chili cookoffs and soup festivals.

The bill, which gives non-profit chili cookoffs and soup festivals an exception to some of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) regulations, will soon be on Governor Mark Dayton’s desk for signing.

In recent years MDH cracked down on festivals like Crosslake’s SoupFest and Crosslake Days Chili Cookoff, requiring that all meat be prepared either on-site or in a commercially approved kitchen, then brought up to a certain temperature on-site where it would be served.

The rules had hindered not only the level of participation but also the quality of the soup and chili that was prepared in the contests, said Cindy Myogeto, director of the Crosslake office of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce.

Full Story

More Top Stories



DeZurik Represents American Legion in Washington D.C.

Ray DeZurik, a member of the American Legion from Breezy Point, was in Washington D.C. recently lobbying for issues that affect American war veterans and the military.

DeZurik, the National Executive Committeeman from Minnesota, was part of a delegation of 35 Minnesotans in Washington.

The delegation met with nearly every Minnesota Representative and Senator, and urged an agenda of veterans programs that Congress will be dealing with in the future.

Full Story

Crosslake Community School Archers Qualify for MN State Tournament

The Crosslake Community School Archers recently qualified at the MN State archery tournament and are hoping to travel to Louisville, Kentucky for the NASP Nationals May 8-10th. The Crosslake Archers will be hosting fundraisers to help ensure that all team members are able to attend the National Tournament.

Please visit the team's facebook page Crosslake Community School Archers for additional photos, details of upcoming events, and ways to contribute.

Full Story
Northland Press  |  P.O. Box 145 | Outing, MN  56662  |  (218) 692-5842