Crow Wing County commissioners shot down a proposal to add four more correctional officers in order to re-open a closed jail pod.
The 60-bed jail pod was closed in 2009 as a cost-saving measure when inmate populations dropped.
BAXTER - People gathered beneath a tent with sand underfoot on one of the warmest and sunny days of the season to celebrate construction of a new medical clinic in Baxter.
Nearby, the skeleton of the clinic was already taking shape.
Meal reimbursements rates were back before Crow Wing County commissioners Tuesday.
At the end of May, Commissioner Paul Koering cited a $75.19 bill from Red Lobster among travel expenses as a reason to lower staff reimbursement rates.
Foreclosures in Crow Wing County have reached numbers not seen in six years.
And for individuals and families who have struggled to hold on to their homes in the aftermath of the Great Recession, that's a good thing.