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.”

August Byway Bylines

Careful planning helps to identify future goals and needs of a byway

Opinion by Lynn Scharenbroich

July 01, 2023 at 12:57 PM

Good news for those planning their 2022 fall color drives in the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway's

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.