13th annual Crosslake Winterfest
Thousands of people made the trip to Crosslake last weekend for the 13th annual WinterFest celebration. The weather could not have cooperated more as temperatures were in the low 30s for most the weekend.
The event kicked off Thursday with the annual Hunt for the Lost Medallion and continued Friday afternoon with Crosslake Community School’s Cabin Fever event, which featured games and family fun at the school.
Friday evening also included events at the Crosslake Community Center including a scavenger hunt, iceskating, a bonfire. horse drawn sleigh rides, a snow mountain for kids, complimentary hot chocolate and cider and a spectacular fireworks show.
Crosslake City plans span bridge for Dream Island
On Feb. 1, the Crosslake City Council reconvened a public hearing on the Dream Island Bridge. The council unanimously passed a resolution to move forward with plans for a 50-foot span bridge to replace the current bridge.
The meeting was a continuation of a public hearing that started Jan. 20. At that time, though, the council had only three members present, and needed at least four votes in favor of the resolution in order to pass it. For that reason, the council continued the meeting to Feb. 1. All council members were present for that meeting.
The council had several bridge designs to choose from. Comments from the public largely surrounded two of the options: a box culvert bridge and a concrete span bridge. While the box culvert bridge is less expensive, the council was told the DNR would most likely not permit that type of bridge in a lake. Some residents and council members expressed their desire to take the chance, challenge the DNR and apply for a box culvert, arguing that the environmental impact would be more minimal than a span bridge.
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