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Village Post Office comes to Fifty Lakes

City of Fifty Lakes was designated as an Approved Postal Provider on July 25, 2014.

Located in city hall, the Village Post Office (VPO) will be open during normal city business hours, 9am to 2pm, Monday through Friday. Staffed by city employees, the VPO will provide selected postal products and services including Forever Stamps and Priority Mail Flat Rate packages and envelopes.

The VPO concept allows the Postal Service to retain the cities name and zip code. It replaces the Fifty Lakes Post Office that closed last January to make room for the reconstruction of County Road 3.

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Fifty Lakes City Council: July

The City of Fifty Lakes City Council met Tuesday, July 8, and decided that its August meeting will be moved to Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m., one week later than normal. That meeting will include two public hearings for proposed ordinance changes.

A public hearing will be held that night for the guest places ordinance. Among many other changes, the ordinance would change the definition of “guest cottage” to “guest quarters” and “guest cabin.” Several other definitions would be changed with the new ordinance, with much of the current ordinance would be rewritten.

Another public hearing will be held that night to discuss the city’s tower ordinance. The ordinance will cover any commercial towers within the city, which will require different permits depending on height.

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Emily City Council: June

According to meeting minutes, the Emily City Council heard an update on the manganese mine at its regular meeting Tuesday, June 10.

Char Kinzer of Crow Wing Power, which owns the land over the manganese deposit, told the council that Cooperative Mineral Resources has been meeting with an investor that wants to move forward. Fifteen more exploratory holes will be drilled, and manganese is expected to be found at 600 and 700 feet.

Most of the mineral rights for the land that will be tested are stateowned. Owner consent will be acquired as needed, and new mining techniques will be used.

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Pelican Lakes Conservation Club scholarship recipients

The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club (PLCC) scholarship recipients, Joshua Wasniewski, Samuel Guida, Bret Reed, Tyler McAllister, Meghan Wheeler, Kryston Wiseley, Callie Tilbury and (not pictured) Brandi Roggenkamp, were honored at the PLCC annual picnic on July 16, 2014.

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