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Crosby City Clerk trys to cancel Hallett Library credit card

At the July 27 Crosby council meeting, City Clerk Treasurer Lisa Sova said an unauthorized VISA credit card with a $2,000 credit limit from Unity Bank had been taken out using the City of Crosby’s tax id number. The Hallett Library and Librarian Margaret Beseres were named as the applicant on the account. Sova said she tried to cancel the card, but couldn’t, because she was not the applicant.

City Attorney Tom Pearson spoke with the library board attorney about the matter, but he did not get the response he wanted. He continued that he was concerned about this account remaining open said the council should pass a resolution to cancel the account. Pearson read the written motion to the council “that I prepared hastily this afternoon.”

Attorney Mark Severson who represents the library was in the audience and told the city attorney “you might want to check the statutes and bylaws before proceeding.”

Mayor Joanna Lattery told Severson they didn’t “want to get into that right now.” .... [MORE]

MNDNR sends shocker to Mille Lacs area businesses

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR)is ready to close walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs in the next week or so.

According to a press release on July 21, the MNDNR said that last week’s creel survey on estimated walleye harvests, releases, and kill on Mille Lacs Lake during the first two weeks of July showed drastic increases that could result in the state reaching its limit by July 29.

This announcement comes after area business owners and fisherman felt the current restrictions were harsh and unfair.

In response to the announcement, Proper Economic Resource Management (PERM) issued their own release, “ [Did] anybody think it wouldn’t come to this? We’re a long way from the 400,000 and 500,000-pound walleye quotas from years past; in a lake once known as a walleye capitol.”

“Negotiations that dodge the gillnet issue leaves us with a measly 28,000 pound quota,” continued the PERM news release. “Not much wiggle room there for any unusual circumstances.” ...[MORE]

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