The Northwoods Forestry Cooperative and the Brainerd chapter of the Minnesota Forestry Association will host a small-scale logging field day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the rural southeast Brainerd property of Kent Montgomery, 15498 Crow Wing County Road 22. Admission is free. Food can be purchased on site. Hard hats will be provided and participants are advised to wear appropriate footwear.
Special guest is Jeff Jepson, author of "To Fell a Tree," a step-by-step manual for directional felling, followed by a demonstration of these techniques. Other demonstrations will include use of tractor mounted and portable winches, ATV arch, portable sawmill and brush clearing equipment. Displays will include other forestry related products. In addition, a silent auction will be conducted for various wood products.
Interested parties should contact Gary Bradford at (218) 927-4599 or email@example.com or Patrick Lanin at 764-3315 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
High school intramural flag football at YMCA
The Brainerd Family YMCA and Brainerd School District Community Education are co-sponsoring an intramural flag football league for boys in grades 9-12. League play begins Sept. 24 and runs for seven weeks including playoffs. All games will be officiated. Cost is $35 per participant.
Registration forms are available on the YMCA Web site or can be picked up at the BHS activities office or the South Campus main office or YMCA.
For more information call Chuck Anderson at the YMCA at 829-4767, visit the Web site at www./brainerdlakesymca.org or stop in the YMCA.
Kitchigami Regional Library fall/winter schedule set
The Kitchigami Regional Library recently released its mobile library schedule for September through December.
Every other Tuesday starting Sept. 22, the mobile library will stop from 3:40-4:40 p.m. on First and Whipple Street, near the city park in Hackensack.
Every other Thursday beginning Sept. 17, stops will be made from 8:15-9:15 a.m. at the Amoco parking lot in Leader; and beginning Thursday from 8:15-9:15 a.m. on Highway 371 next to Tasty Pizza North in Pequot Lakes; from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Main Street near the Nisswa chamber; 11 a.m.-noon at the city hall in Breezy Point; 12:45-2:45 p.m. at the Community Center in Crosslake; and from 3:15-4:15 p.m. at the Holiday gas station parking lot in Emily.
Every other Saturday starting Saturday, the mobile library will stop from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Garrison VFW parking lot and from 11 a.m. to noon on the frontage road off Crow Wing County Road 6 in Bay Lake.
Public hearing slated
for MnDOT's transit plan
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will conduct a video conference public hearing from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 8, at 15 locations statewide to solicit comment on the 2010-2030 Greater Minnesota Transit Plan.
One of the locations will be the Baxter District 3 MnDOT office at 7694 Industrial Park Road. Information on that meeting may be obtained by calling 828-5700.
The plan sets a long-range vision for public transportation in small towns, large cities and rural areas across the state during the next 20 years. It identifies transit service needs and analyzes future levels of funding to meet those needs. Some key challenges considered in developing the plan include maintaining and expanding public transit; changing mobility needs of individuals; changing mobility needs of the work force; changing transit options in greater Minnesota; and coordination of services.
The public is invited to participate in the video conference public hearing at the following MnDOT district locations. At the hearing, participants will hear a presentation about the plan from MnDOT officials and can then provide comments regarding its content. Comments will be considered and then implemented into the final plan.
Crosslake meeting planned
CROSSLAKE - The Crosslake Planning and Zoning Commission/Board of Adjustment will meet in a special session and conduct a public hearing with a possible quorum of the city council at 4 p.m. Monday at city hall.
The city council recently initiated the process to revoke the conditional use permit approved for Cynthia L. Holden on Feb. 27, 2004, 36052 County Road 66, due to alleged violations of the conditions of approval. Ordinance Number 264 authorizes the Planning Commission to recommend to the city council whether the conditional use permit should be revoked, modified or remain unchanged.
The meeting may include a quorum (three or more members) of the Crosslake City Council to observe and participate in the proceedings. There will be no agenda or any official action taken by the city council members at this special meeting.
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