Permit to carry applications are climbing.
Minnesota sheriffs issued a record number of permits to people who want to carry handguns in public, with 31,657 permits granted in 2012. Compare that to the 20,772 permits issued in 2011.
Jaime Boesen, a mother of three, took the class after being encouraged by her family. Her father-in-law and husband are avid shooters. After the six-hour class at Point Blank Gun Training, Boesen was hooked. She stayed after class ended.
Seventy-six undeveloped acres of shoreland district and rural residential zoning was changed to commercial.
The rezoning of the land along the Pine Beach Road, or County Highway 77, was approved by the Crow Wing County Board.
It's a question not unlike the one faced by homeowners as they refinance a mortgage.
Should the Crow Wing County Board decide to reduce the county's debt payment and continue to pay through 2025 or pay more up front for a shorter term.