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Don’t wait…Vaccinate! Crow Wing County recommends vaccinations after 3 more confirmed cases of the measles

Minnesota Department of Health said Friday that these cases are linked to the original Crow  Wing county case that was confirmed on May 4th.

Crow Wing County continues to work together with the Minnesota Department of Health to prevent the spread of measles through early identification and promoting vaccinations.

“Individuals in the community who were exposed from the first case were quickly identified and notified” said Michelle Moritz, Health Program Coordinator for Crow Wing County Community Services. MDH recommends people who were exposed and unvaccinated stay home from school, work, childcare and large gatherings for 21 days while they are monitored for symptoms of measles. Exposed people who need health care should call before going to the clinic or hospital. Some people who were exposed have now been vaccinated but still need to remain on exclusion for the full 21 days. “The new cases followed MDH recommendations and therefore community exposures would be minimal, if any.” Moritz said. Since Mid-April, a total of 54 cases have been identified in Minnesota, 4 of which are in Crow Wing County.

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Crow Wing County seeks public comment on Land Use Ordinance revisions

The Crow Wing County Land Services Department is requesting public comment on proposed revisions to the County Land Use Ordinance. The ordinance revisions and supporting information can be viewed on the County website at by clicking on the “Crow Wing Listens” button on the home page. Written comments on the proposed changes will be accepted until June 7, 2017, and may be submitted to the Land Services Office at or mailed to 322 Laurel Street, Suite 15 Brainerd, MN 56401.

A public hearing for the review of the proposed revisions to the Land Use Ordinance is set for June 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. before the Crow Wing County Planning Commission. The meeting will be held in the County Board Room on the third floor of the Historic Courthouse at 326 Laurel Street Brainerd, MN 56401. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation on the proposed ordinance revisions to the County Board of Commissioners for final review at a regularly scheduled meeting on or after July 11, 2017.

There are three articles and one appendix in the Land Use Ordinance that are being revised and are listed below:

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Lakers Lions clean up efforts in Emily

The Lakers Lions of Emily, Outing, and 50 Lakes cleaned the ditches south of Emily on Friday May 5th.

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Bay Lake Lions present Scholarships worth $10,000: Scholarship money raised at annual BLAL Scholarship Golf Scramble

The Bay Lake Area Lions present $10,000 to Crosby-Ironton and Aitkin High School scholars on Monday, May 1st. Bay Lake Area Lion Charities Club Vice President/Treasurer Cathe Picek presented scholarships to Aitkin High School graduating seniors Jacob Hagestuen, Samuel Peterson, Taylor Ehnstrom, Joshua Carlberg and Cora Fastner. Past Lion District Governor Adolph Kukowski presented scholarships to Crosby-Ironton High School graduating seniors Nikita Finnerty, Cody Chapman, Shayla Loiland, Miranda Berg and Sage Stangel. Each recipient was awarded a $1,000 to be spent at the institution of higher education of their choice.

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Cody Chapman awarded Lakers Lions scholarship

Emily, Outing, 50 Lakes Lions Chair Patsy Bernhjelm presented a $1,000 scholarship to CI Senior Cody Chapman at the recent awards program. He plans to attend The U of M this fall.

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