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Showy Pink Lady Slippers - the Minnesota State Flower spotted during a bike ride along the Paul Bunyan Trail. - photo by Cathy Bettino
Beautiful Display in the Woods! photo by Dani Dee, Lino Lakes & Outing, MN

Motorcycle vs deer crash results in fatality

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on Saturday June 17, 2017 at 5:40 PM, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a motorcycle vs deer crash on the West Winnie Road (County 91) in rural Bena MN. Deputies and responders arrived on scene and learned that a group of motorcycles was travelling north on County 91 when a deer ran onto the roadway striking a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle, throwing its driver off the machine. The victim, identified as Glen Sass, age 54, of Prior Lake MN, was treated on scene and transported via Sanford AirMed to a Fargo Hospital, where he died from injuries sustained from the crash.

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Crow Wing County Landfill, it’s anything but a dump

When you hear the word ‘landfill’ what comes to mind? Do you think of piles of garbage or a mile-high heap of waste? Many of us think that. The Crow Wing County landfill, however, is benefiting from smart technology that might make you think twice about your local landfill. A mountain of trash may be a slight exaggeration, but up until the late 1960s, landfills in America had few regulations or systems in place to break down trash. This is why you might find decades-old papers and other items in near perfect condition.

“Education is key.” Doug Morris, the County’s Solid Waste Coordinator, says it best in the simplest of terms. Morris explains that there is always a smarter, more beneficial, and efficient way to do something. “We’re led to believe that the trash business is a dirty game with seemingly no positive outcomes in sight; the water is bound to become contaminated and the air is filling with pollutants as we speak.” Morris knows firsthand that’s it’s just the opposite. “Many can’t believe what a positive difference we’re making at the Landfill. There are great new innovations to help reduce pollutants and save on the pocketbook.”

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Camp Knutson: Will’s Generous Gift

Camp Knutson’s annual “Night under the Stars” gala will be celebrated July 15 on the beautiful grounds of the camp. The celebration will be “Run for the Roses”.The night begins with a silent auction and cocktail party, dinner and a live auction. Some silent auction items include condos in Florida, Mexico, Hawaii, and Northern Minnesota; Golf football and fishing adventures; Wild and Viking tickets, and a Viking Jersey; designer purses and baskets of wine and goodies!

Tickets and registration are online at or contact Sharon Elmquist at 218-692 -1142 or Please join us for a fun filled evening with a heartfelt purpose. Join Will with your generous donations.

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