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Photograph of the Week

“My friend has a beautiful garden on Pelican Lake. This photo was taken there. Today (July 25, 2016) I captured twin busy bees and there was a whole lot of pollination going on. Thanks to Jim and Kathy for providing me with such a prolific canvas to choose from!” - photo by Lynn Sweningson, Horseshoe Lake, Merrifield, MN

Level 3 Predatory Offender notice

Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl announces that a level 3 Predatory Offender will be moving to a residence located in the Merrifield, MN area.

Brandon Keith Churchill, 32 years old, will be moving into a residence located in the area of CR #3 and Birchem Circle. Sheriff Todd Dahl reports that Churchill has lived at this residence in the past and so there will be no Community Notification meeting.

The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office is releasing this information pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 244.052. This statute authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sexual or predatory offender's release from prison or a secure treatment facility when the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office believes that the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

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Cass Lake, MN assault

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on August 13, 2016 at 12:58 AM, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an assault involving a weapon near the Oak Point area of Leech Lake, rural Cass Lake MN. Officers arrived and found an adult male victim had been assaulted with a hatchet and was transported to Bemidji Sanford for his injuries. A search of the area was conducted for suspects; however, they had left the area prior to officers’ arrival. The investigation continues.

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Hit & Run in Pequot Lakes

Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl is asking for the publics help in locating a vehicle that was involved in a Hit & Run accident involving a bicyclist. At approx. 8:35 pm, Wednesday, August 17th, The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an accident in which a bicyclist was struck by a full-size truck on the 5900 block of Wild Acres Road, Pequot Lakes. The bicyclist, Elizabeth Larson, 34 yrs. old of Pequot Lakes, was riding her bike and was stopped on the side of the road waiting to cross the road. An east bound truck then struck Larson, causing her to be thrown over the hood of truck and onto the roadway. Larson suffered multiple injuries and was flown to North Memorial Medical Center by North Air Care.

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Final election filings listed

The chance to file to run for council, mayor, township supervisor or township clerk closed Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. A preliminary listing of candidates was printed in the Aug. 16 Northland Press; below is the final list of whom will run in local elections and have their name on the ballot this November. New filings not listed in the Aug. 16 issue are in

Seats up for election:
Two-year mayoral seat (currently Steve Roe)
Four-year council seat (currently Gary Heacox)
Four-year council seat (currently Mark Wessels)

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Big Fun Tuesday event raises funds for Crosslake Community School

Kristi Kraemer, owner of Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe in Crosslake, hands a check for $2000 to Crosslake Community School representatives. Also pictured (L to R) Ronda Veit, School PTO, and students, Sidney Veit, Emily Brunkhorst and Stephanie Aldridge. The Crosslake Town Square Merchants donate the money to the PTO. The students and parents of the school provide the volunteers to run the Big Fun Tuesday events.

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