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These photos (Above and below) were taken on County Road 155 in Cass County. The eagle was feeding on a deer along side the road and had blood on his beak and feet. Photo by - Mary L. Hirman of Outing, MN, Outdoor Photographer.

Crosslake Council to pursue easements for Dream Island Bridge

The Crosslake City Council met Monday, Oct. 10, and voted to move forward with negotiating purchase of easements for the reconstruction of the Dream Island Bridge. Funding for the bridge is not currently in place, but appraisal reports are completed for the properties the city would purchase easements from. The city is pursuing state funding for the bridge, but due to the lack of a bonding bill the fund for bridges in the state has not been replenished.

City attorney Brad Person recommended moving forward with purchasing the easements because of the fact that the council already has appraisal reports for the properties, and to be prepared for the project. While the council may not know when the bridge will be  reconstructed, Person said the appraisal reports won’t last several years.

There are two easements to be purchased for the project, totalling an estimated $31,000. While much of the bridge construction is foreseen to be funded by the state, the easement purchases are the responsibility of the city. Some council members expressed concern for purchasing the easements before the funding for the construction of the bridge is available.

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Haunted Village is Back for Halloween

The Haunted Village is back for its second year, transforming the Historic Log Village in Crosslake into an interactive haunted Halloween walk-through. Once again, the show will serve as a fundraiser for the Crosslake Historical Society.

Doug Taylor, the producer of the show, says the show will feature many of the same favorite monsters as last year, as well as some new creatures added to the show. Taylor said the show is based off a storyline about a mythical witch in a small logging village. As the tale goes, last year the town was plagued by a windigo, a legendary Native American monster. The townsfolk hired a witch to rid themselves of the creature, but find themselves unable to pay the witch for her work. In a fit of anger she releases a horde of monsters onto the town. This year the witch has returned and, knowing the number of townsfolk who escaped her wrath last year, she’s angrier than ever.

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Crosslake Communications donates to Crosslake Community School

Crosslake Communications presented a donation of $25,000 for technologic improvements to the Crosslake Community School at their October 10th Board Meeting.

Todd Lyscio, Director of the Crosslake Community School, commented, “The school has a “Wish List” that the staff has put together and one of the larger pieces of equipment on that list is a Whiteboard. This donation will be used for the purchase of the interactive Whiteboard which will assist with our math curriculum for all grades including our online high school.” He also stated that this piece of equipment can be taken with when they move to their new building.

Crosslake Communications is owned by Tri-Co Technologies (TCT) which is a partnership of three Minnesota-based telecommunications companies; BEVCOMM, headquartered in Blue Earth, MN, West Central Telephone Association (WCTA), headquartered in Sebeka, MN and Emily Cooperative Telephone Company (ECTC), of Emily, MN.

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“The Gathering” celebrates 15th Year

“The Gathering”, an annual event, hosted by Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe’s owners Kristi and Joe Kraemer, was held on Saturday, October 8. The event raised $1024 along with 300 pounds of donated food items for the Crosslake Area Food Shelf. Customers were treated to delicious home made hors d’ourvres, hot cider and were introduced to the store’s 2016 holiday merchandise.

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