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Two arrested in drug investigation

On Friday, June 19, 2015 at approximately 3:10 a.m., the Lakes Area Drug Investigation Division (LADID) along with members of the Crow Wing County Tactical Team executed a search warrant at a residence on Brown’s Lane in Crow Wing County.

The search warrant was in connection with an on-going drug investigation involving the sale  and distribution of methamphetamine within Crow Wing County. As a result of the search warrant, an amount of methamphetamine and cash was located.

Agents arrested two individuals, one male and one female, in connection with the sale of methamphetamine. These two face charges for Second Degree Sale of Controlled Substance, Second Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Child Endangerment.

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Manhattan Beach City Council

Meeting minutes show the Manhattan Beach City Council met May 5 and approved a finished planning and zoning map. Corrections were made to the map, roads labeled, lakes labeled, and the industrial district was removed. After approving the map, the council asked council member Marlene Yurek to look into the cost of framing the map for display in city hall.

In other planning and zoning news, the council heard that Dave Loken resigned from planning and zoning due to health reasons. Anyone interested in the position is asked to send a letter to the city.

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WAPOA Awards Funding for Five Shoreland Restoration Projects

Property owners who were interested in applying for WAPOA funding to complete a shoreland restoration project attended a project review/application session on June 17th. Each Shoreland Restoration contestant was given thirty minutes to present their project. Experts asked questions of each contestant regarding the project plans, the goals of each project; reviewed sketches and/or professionally provided landscaping plans, discussed the anticipated project costs, and also provided guidance. The experts were Heather Baird, DNR; Darren Mayers, DNR; Jackie Froemming, U of MN; Bonnie Hiniker, Sunshine Gardens; Dave Fischer, WAPOA; and Jim Brandt, WAPOA. The contestants described what they wanted to do to, such as preventing erosion and storm water run-off into the lake by creating rain gardens, vegetation buffer strips at their shoreline, swales or basins on their property to catch and absorb storm water.

The experts then became judges. They reviewed each application for feasibility, environmental need, long term maintenance plans, the budget and timeline necessary to complete the project, and overall effectiveness and then awarded grants to six contestants, as follows:

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