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Lakers Lions present check to Project New Hope

On Monday, September 28th at the Emily, Outing, 50 Lakes Lions dinner meeting, Past District Governor/ Project New Hope Chairman, Dale Johansen (right) was presented with a check for $4500 from Sue Wilder (center). This money was a percentage made at the Mike Wilder/Project New Hope Golf Tournament last month. The rest of the money earned was divided among 11 other District Projects.

During the meeting Sue Wilder of the Emily, Outing, 50 Lakes Lions received the Project New Hope Above and Beyond Award for her hard work these past 8 years with the Mike Wilder/Project New Hope Golf Tournament.

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Historic Log Village Cider and Candlelight tour

Over 400 visitors toured the Historic Log Village on Saturday evening, September 26 for the Annual Cider and Candlelight Tour that was held at the culmination of Celebrate Crosslake Day.

The Village and buildings were lit with kerosene lanterns giving visitors a glimpse of what the village may have looked like 100 years ago before electricity.

Visitors stood in line for an opportunity to ride on a horse drawn wagon provided by Doug  Taylor of Action Entertainment while being serenaded by music provided by Kai and Bridget Allen on guitar and violin.

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Horns of Plenty Presidio Brass to Perform at CLC October 24

Presidio Brass, combining a brass quintet, piano and percussion instruments with fresh, original arrangements, will perform on Saturday October 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College. The performance is part of the Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center’s Cultural Arts Series.

Since forming in 2006, Presidio Brass has rocketed to success as the face of a bold new generation in brass entertainment. Their unique sound has become a trademark for the ensemble from San Diego, CA, captivating audiences everywhere.

Through their touring show of Hollywood’s greatest hits, ‘Sounds of the Cinema’, these five young men present film music with a good dose of wit and humor that together have become hallmarks of every Presidio Brass performance. Presidio Brass has performed in over 40 states, conducted master classes at many of America’s finest colleges and universities, and have been featured on National Public Radio.

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County landfill reduces carbon emissions

Crow Wing County has earned $39,000 in carbon credits by reducing carbon emissions at the County Landfill by 12,000 metric tons in 2014.

Cumulatively, 83,375 metric tons of carbon offset credits have been earned since 2008, worth approximately $325,000. The landfill’s gas collection system reduces the amount of methane, a greenhouse gas, which is emitted to the atmosphere. Carbon offset credits are awarded to projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Businesses purchase credits to offset their greenhouse gas emissions and reduce their carbon footprint.

“The county landfill is reducing air pollution by lowering greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere” stated Land Services Director Mark Liedl. “This is another example of a proactive approach by Crow Wing County to protect and preserve our natural resources.” The fiscal benefit of these credits is off setting the initial cost to install the active gas system. Additional savings also come from using landfill gas to heat two buildings located at the landfill site.

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