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Toby Rowan Memorialized in Washington, DC

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center and Mille Lacs Health System Paramedic Toby Rowan of Fifty Lakes who passed away at age 47 while on duty was among the 72 Emergency Medical Services professionals lost in the line of duty who were honored during the weekend of July 22 by the National EMS Memorial Service in Washington, D.C.

Rowan’s family members and colleagues from the CRMC and Essentia attended the event in his memory. He worked at CRMC with honor and dedication to his patients and communities for five years.

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Erin's Wish Raises Over $9,000

A total of $9,347 was raised for area cancer patients through the Erin’s Wish events that were held in Ironton the last week of July in memory and honor of Erin Broadhead who at age 50 lost her fight with colon cancer this past December.

All the proceeds benefit Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Courage Cabinet which makes cancer patient’s journey a little easier by providing financial assistance to help meet basic needs and allow them to focus on healing.

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Northland Arboretum Welcomes Applications for Board of Directors

Brainerd’s premier nature-focused nonprofit is seeking applications for its 2022-23 Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for upholding the policies and procedures of the Northland Arboretum as well as lead the organization’s strategic plan and financial accountability. The Northland Arboretum has seen some significant and exciting changes in the last few years, and they wish to continue that momentum with fresh ideas and energy from community members.

Executive Director Candice Zimmermann has led the organization for over two years and has moved the organization in a positive direction despite COVID-19 and revenue challenges. “The Northland Arboretum is more than just a greenspace. There are many moving parts that have made us into an exciting and engaging nature center for all ages.

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Crosslake City Council Approves Hiring New Police Officers

The Crosslake City Council approved Crosslake Police Chief Erik Lee to pursue the hiring of two part time officers at their regular monthly meeting held Monday, August 8.

The hiring of the officers is to replace the loss of full time officer Adam Casanova who tendered his resignation in early July.

Council member Aaron Herzog said that he and council member Marcia Seibert-Volz conducted an informal exit interview with outgoing officer Casanova.

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Missing Person found deceased in Bass Lake

Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard reports on August 7, 2022 at approximately 12:42 p.m., Crow Wing County Deputies responded to 34703 Gasink Road near Pequot Lakes for a report of a missing person.

The missing person was found deceased in Bass Lake. The missing person was later identified as Trenton Riley Robertson (22) of Peqout Lakes.

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Lake Country Crafts & Cones Ice Cream Eating Contest

Pat Netko gave the instructions for Lakes Country Crafts and Cones’ Annual Ice Cream Eating Contest rules on Thursday, August 11th, 2022

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Crosslake Area Library “Hook, Line and Books”

“Hook, Line and Books, Season Two”, the Crosslake Area Library’s summer reading program for children in grades 1-6 attracted 25 participants this year. The program provided an opportunity for each participant to read a wide variety of books and accomplish several activities in order to complete a FISHO card. With each card completed, the readers earned prizes, books, ice cream  treats and eligibility for entry into the Grand Prize drawing. The program ran June 13th thru July 29th.

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