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Area Election Filings: Three to run for Crosslake mayor

Crosslake will have an active election this fall as three residents will run for mayor and five will run for two city council seats.

The filing period for area residents to register for mayoral, city council or township board races closed Tuesday, Aug. 12. Listings of who will run, and what for, are in.

Crosslake’s mayoral candidates include Darrell Schneider, incumbent; Steve Roe, a current council member; and Darrin Mitchell.

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Council discusses private use of public lands

The Crosslake City Council met Monday, Aug. 11, and discussed the issue of private improvements made on public land, and what to do about it.

Across the city are areas of public right of way or public land, many of which are being used by private landowners.

One such instance the council discussed was a 70-foot driveway that crosses public land to reach a private residence. The owner of the residence wishes to pave the driveway. The piece of public land in question stretches down to lake shore that’s owned by the city.

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Life Saving Award

Joey Anderson, a young Crosslake vacationer, was recently recognized by Crosslake Police Chief Bob Hartman with a Lifesaving Award. Anderson reportedly jumped into the family's pool to save his younger brother, who had jumped in the pool not realizing he was in the deep end. Hartman thanked Anderson for his ability to recognize an emergency and take swift action.

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Breezy Point Area Women’s Club scholarship recipients

The Breezy Point Area Women’s Club honored the 2014 CLC scholarship recipients at their monthly luncheon meeting on August 6, at Maucieri’s in Crosslake. The BPAWC supports two $600 scholarships a year to female, nontraditional students 25 years or older who meet the CLC guidelines for the number of college credits and have a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Roshael Jacobsen is working toward an Associate in Arts degree and will graduate in the fall of 2014. She plans to attend St. Cloud University majoring in criminal justice and minoring in chemical dependency. She would like to work in the area of restorative justice.

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Cass and Crow Wing Counties Primary Election Results

The primary election was held Tuesday, Aug. 12, and results are in. Of Cass and Crow Wing counties, Crow Wing was the only county to have a county-specific race, which was for county recorder.

Brian Wallin, Mark Liedl and Doug Hansen competed in the primary, with Hansen and Liedl coming out on top. Hansen received 1,463 votes, while Liedl received 1,454 and Wallin received 1,271. Hansen and Liedl will compete for the position this fall.

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RALALA raises funds to Save Our Lakes

Hard work, starting with recruiting and receiving donations and ending with a smooth bidding and close-out, the annual RALALA fundraiser was again successful in the effort to Save Our Lakes.

In addition to the Silent Auction, award winning pulled barbeque pork was served at the Village Inn and at Land O’ Lakes Marine to hundreds of appreciative residents and visitors.

All participants, host organizations, donors, vendors, sponsors (Coca-Cola) and volunteers made a huge impact toward funding our 2014 AIS (Aquatic Invasive Species) prevention efforts.

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Fun in the Rain at the Annual Artisans’ Fair

Drip, drip, drip was the weather at the Crosslake Area Historical Society Annual Artisans’ Fair, Sunday August 10th. The rain, at times light and at times heavy, was steady all day. Despite the rain, 38 Artisans were in place when the Fair opened at 10 a.m.

There were a steady number of umbrella carrying, raincoat wearing visitors. Attendance was disappointingly down yet there was a positive air of festivity. This year there were 418 who braved the rain drops.

The Artisans took the weather in stride. Lots of laughter and relaxed conversation was the order of the day. In spite of the damp, the Artisans demonstrated candle dipping, wood turning, quilting, rope making, spinning, rug hooking, wood carving, bobbin lace making, rug braiding, soap making and throwing pots.

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