A trail plan, proposed by an area all-terrain vehicle club and designated for multi-use, received Crow Wing County Board approval Tuesday.
The issue filled a number of gallery seats in the third floor board room with those in favor and those opposed.
Imagine transporting the kite flying experience of youth into a sport that harnesses the wind to power through summer waves or across frozen lakes.
Mike Kratochwill, 43, remembers the moment he was really hooked.
Foreclosures in the state have fallen to the lowest level since 2006, the Minnesota Homeownership Center reported this month.
There were 17,895 homes sold at sheriffs' sales in 2012, which amounted to a 16 percent decrease compared to 2011.
Wausau Paper is closing the Brainerd mill this spring, with production expected to cease in April.
The company announced the closure of the mill Thursday afternoon. Employees were told about 3:30 p.m. Thursday during company meetings.
Crow Wing County commissioners got a fresh update on a restructuring that is changing its community services division.
The restructuring meant moving from nine supervisors to three division managers - Luke Simonett, Gwen Anderson and Sheila Skogen.
Three Crow Wing County commissioners favor waiting, perhaps for years, before considering spending for a new law enforcement center.
Commissioners Rosemary Franzen, Paul Thiede and Paul Koering met as a committee of the board Tuesday morning.