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The Fifty Lakes City Council on Feb. 13 reviewed disciplinary procedures taken against bartender Sunni Johnson, who was accused of stealing chicken wings from the 50 Lakes Bar and Bottle Shop last month.
A Fifty Lakes resident has been banned from the 50 Lakes Bar and Bottle Shop after allegedly threatening the liquor manager, according to discussion at a city council meeting. Steve Maeger, liquor manager since spring 2017, filed an incident report Jan. 26 with the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department after he said patron Tom Steffens threatened to take him outside and beat him up.
Crosslake has begun legal proceedings to acquire a permanent easement for property on Perkins Road. City Attorney Brad Person told Crosslake City Council members Monday, Feb. 12, the city has gone through all the necessary procedures to start condemnation on the property in question, where an easement is needed to make improvements to Perkins Road. In the future, the city hopes that road will lead to a newly developed South Bay Park, plans for which have been in the works for years.
Crosslake Community School is just about ready to send its application for a pre-kindergarten program to the Minnesota Department of Education. School board members approved the application at their Monday, Feb. 12, meeting after slight changes are made regarding transportation, as the school is not yet sure if students coming from as far as the Brainerd area could get bused. Director Todd Lyscio said there are already about eight families interested in the pre-K program. The class would have to be capped at 10 students, per state law.
The Crow Wing County Highway Department is gearing up for a reconstruction project on a portion of County State Aid Highway 36 in Crosslake. Jordan Larson, staff engineer at the highway department, updated the Crosslake City Council on Monday, Feb. 12, about the project's timeline. The county plans to reconstruct 0.72 miles of CSAH 36 east of the County Road 3 and CSAH 103 and widen the right-of-way to 50 feet. The design speed will be 40 mph, and Larson said engineers are looking to get rid of some of the road's curves.
Suspense, drama, thrill. Agatha Christie's sinister novel "And Then There Were None" has it all. It even has enough to call Karla Johnson - English teacher and theater director - back to the stage after a several-year hiatus from acting. The play adaptation of "And Then There Were None" - also written by Christie - is Pequot Lakes Community Theater's latest production. When news that one of her favorite books was set to hit the stage, Johnson couldn't help but audition. This play will be her debut on the Pequot Lakes stage.
Crosslake Community School Director Todd Lyscio is on administrative leave during an investigation into allegations of using two students to re-enact a physical fight last week. Lindsey Paulsen, parent to a fifth-grader at CCS, said her son told her there had been a physical altercation on the playground last week. Paulsen said her son told her that later in the week, Lyscio asked him and another student to re-enact the fight, which occurred between two other students, using their hands.
Breezy Point's personnel policy is newly updated after the city council approved changes to it at is Monday, Feb. 5, meeting. The policy's largest change is the removal of most introductory period language because police officers are the only city employees who have a probationary period. Other changes include vacation accrual. Employees will now accrue 80 hours of vacation - instead of 40 - in the first five years, and accrual will go up to 120 hours for years 6-10. Vacation time will increase to 160 hours after 10 years of employment, instead of the previous 15.
Despite what seems to be an increasingly popular opinion in today's world, the job of a journalist is not to spread "fake news," show biases or make people look bad. I know, that's a crazy concept, right? Rather, our job - in simplest terms - is to report the news. Seems easy, right? Well, guess again.
Patrick Wussow is the new city administrator in Breezy Point. He will take up his new position March 12, just before current administrator Joe Rudberg is set to retire. Twenty-six candidates applied for the job, and the top four interviewed in late January. The Breezy Point City Council originally offered the position to Cynthia Seelhammer, who turned it down to stay in Arizona. In a special meeting Friday, Feb. 2, the council chose Wussow as its next choice.