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Ski trail near Cromwell seeking trail groomer

Power outage planned for areas near Big Sandy Lake and McGregor

Community Members and ANGELS working together to keep seniors in their homes longer

Born on Veteran's Day

Kletscher elected to 7th term

Preserving and honoring a legacy

Steve Bridge serves 35 years on the Cromwell Fire & Ambulance

Call of the Couch: A Family's Love Affair with its Business. Schneiderman's Furniture

Quale inducted into the CSS Hall of Fame

Christmas Bird Count now in its 115th year

MCGREGOR, Minn. —Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge is happy to announce the upcoming Christmas Bird Count for the refuge and surrounding communities. Help out by being a feeder-watcher or field observer on Saturday, December 27, 2014.

This is a great chance to see hardy winter species like pine grosbeak and learn from expert bird watchers. The success of this annual effort is entirely dependent upon the dedication of volunteer bird watchers.

All birds observed within a 15-mile diameter circle centering on the headquarters at Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge will be counted. This area covers Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Kimberly, Lawler, ...

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Recent Headlines

Power outage planned for areas near Big Sandy Lake and McGregor

Community Members and ANGELS working together to keep seniors in their homes longer

Born on Veteran's Day

Kletscher elected to 7th term

Preserving and honoring a legacy

Steve Bridge serves 35 years on the Cromwell Fire & Ambulance

Call of the Couch: A Family's Love Affair with its Business. Schneiderman's Furniture

Quale inducted into the CSS Hall of Fame

Sandpiper put on hold for a year

Ski trail near Cromwell seeking trail groomer

CROMWELL, Minn. — A few local ski enthusiasts in the Cromwell area are seeking help to keep the Rogers Lake Ski Trail in Fond du Lac Forest open—specifically clearing and grooming. The work was previously done by Lonnie Gervais who will be retiring after many years of service.

Skiing enthusiast Ann Markusen shared that early in the fall, she and others were worried that this would be the end of this wonderful winter activity near Cromwell. “We had heard that ‘smaller places’ would no longer be maintained and groomed,” said Ann. “We then collected four pages of signatures from the Cromwell, Eagle Lake, and Wright areas, as well as Esko, Brainerd, Moose Lake, Grand Marais, and Floodwood, petitioning the DNR to keep the trail open.”

Ann added that a group of volunteers gathered before deer season (Rod Walli, Leon Houck, and herself) for a weekend to clear much of the trail. “The hope is to finish now that hard frost has made some of the swampy parts more accessible,” continued Ann. “In return for our volunteer work, the group received a tentative commitment from the DNR for $2,000 to do the trail work this winter.”

According to Ann, it is important to find someone interested in grooming the trails. “If interested, the person will need a good snowmobile (wide-track or double track with power and reverse). We ...

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news photo
Recent Headlines

Community Members and ANGELS working together to keep seniors in their homes longer

Born on Veteran's Day

Kletscher elected to 7th term

Preserving and honoring a legacy

Steve Bridge serves 35 years on the Cromwell Fire & Ambulance

Call of the Couch: A Family's Love Affair with its Business. Schneiderman's Furniture

Quale inducted into the CSS Hall of Fame

Sandpiper put on hold for a year

Winners announced at fall Color Fest

Power outage planned for areas near Big Sandy Lake and McGregor

Grand Rapids, Minn. – Lake Country Power members near Big Sandy Lake and McGregor will be without power starting 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 3. The outage will last two hours and will affect Lake Country Power members served by the Round Lake Substation. Areas affected by the outage include State Highway 65, 532nd Lane, 519th Lane, 512th Lane, 508th Lane and Long Point.

Power for the more than 600 members affected by the outage is expected to be restored by approximately 1:00 p.m.

The planned outage is necessary for Lake Country Power crews to perform maintenance on the lines for improved service and reliability.

Lake Country Power appreciates members’ understanding and patience with this planned outage. The cooperative can be reached toll-free at 1-800-421-9959.

For real-time outage information, members may visit the “Outage Center” to view an outage map at www.lakecountrypower.coop. ...

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