Projects in Progress

Crow Wing County’s purchase of the Historic Pequot Lakes fire tower and surrounding 41.4 acres from the Minnesota DNR has been finalized.
“Yesterday’s reception of the documents that transfers title of the fire tower to the county is a huge step forward,” County Board Chairman Paul Thiede, Pequot Lakes, states. “We can now begin to move toward a process which will eventually see it open to the public.”

We hope you all will come and celebrate Crosslake becoming a MN Audubon Bird

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, released a draft Environmental Assessment, or EA, today, March 21, and is seeking public comments until April 22, on a request from the National Loon Center Foundation for a lease to construct, operate and maintain a National Loon Center within the Corps-owned and operated Cross Lake Recreation Area in Crosslake, Minnesota.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District and Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association have been cooperative partners since 2004.

Colorful statuary coming soon to Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens.

In anticipation of the transfer of ownership of the Pequot lakes Fire Tower, Paul Thiede, County Board chairman, will convene a community meeting on Wednesday, September 5, 6:30 p.m. at the Cole Memorial Building in Pequot Lakes.

PBSBA member volunteer Dave Badger has been busy working on the Veterans Memorial Walking Trail including building a new bench, board replacement on the wetland walk, and mowing the weeds, etc.  Da

Keith Simar has been busy on the speaking circuit this summer talking about the Pequot Lakes Fire Tower at the Pequot Lakes Historical Society on June 2nd.

Many thanks to PBSBA board member Roger Hoplin for moving the Chiarella sign to storage. As Roger put it, “What a job”!  You are incredible, thanks for all your hard work. 

New Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway directional and route signage is installed along the country roads making up the Scenic Byway.

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