Clearwater News


For more info on additional drop sites, please check out Kayleen Larson Legacy Foundation, www.kayleenlarson.org (Submitted photo.)

Toy drive until Sept. 13

The Kayleen Larson Legacy Foundation is holding a toy drive until Sept. 13. All presents collected will be taken to the Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.

COUNCILMAN KRIS CRANDALL (left) and Mayor Pete Edmonson had differing opinions about whether the city should pay WSB for a grant application the firm submitted without full council authorization. The council voted, 3-1 Tuesday to pay the bill. (Photos by Ken Francis.)

Debate over WSB bill ends

After a 10-minute debate between Mayor Pete Edmonson and Council-man Kris Crandall Tuesday, the Clearwater City Council voted, 3-1 to pay a $500 invoice to WSB

THE CLEARWATER CITY COUNCIL decided not to make any payment on the bike trail extension without getting confirmation that the contractor will correct the problems with drainage and fix the bituminous surface. Above is a section near the Main Street end of the trail showing a patched area and standing water after light rain on Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Council not ready to pay for bike trail

The Clearwater City Council Tuesday decided not to make a partial payment for the bike trail extension, given its current condition.

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(From left) Lexi Freund (Big Lake), Betsey Cornelius and Ben Cornelius (Nowthen), Gunner Dorweiler and Colton Dorweiler (Princeton), Ben Manning (Zimmerman), Bailey Dorweiller (Princeton) and Salene Krueger (Big Lake.) The county fair runs from July 16-19. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Dr. Lola Sutherland is retiring from clinical practice after 33 years in the Big Lake community. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards.)

SMITTY’S AMATEUR FIDDLERS CONTEST drew 22 musicians to compete in Big Lake this year. They were accompanied by Gilmore Lee.

LEE GERHARDSON, 47, from New London, was found dead in Big Lake near the swimming beach in 10 feet of water Monday. Cause of death is unknown at this time but foul play is not suspected.

Adopt-a-Road participants volunteer for Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and work to clean roadsides that border and bisect refuge land. This spring, from April to June, approximately six individuals, three families, and seven groups, such as boy and girl scouts and 4-H groups, volunteered to clean countless miles of roads. (Submitted photo.)