We noted four items on the back page of this newsletter to give you an idea of the good things that are happening around the Lakes Area.
The Hwy 371 Four Lane Expansion and the Pequot Lakes Bypass are now complete. The part of Hwy 371 going into Pequot has been re-named Patriot Drive and it gives the same easy access to the many Pequot Lakes businesses by either the exit at CR 168/107 or the exit to CR 11. To celebrate completion Pequot Lakes is even hosting an “All Roads Open Celebration” October 18th from 2:00-3:30 p.m. You can go to www.pequotlakes-mn.gov for all the details.
Crosslake is bustling with new happenings! The dedication and ground breaking of the new Crosslake Community School took place in August. CCS is a public charter school and opened in 2000 at Camp Knutson as an “environmental education” school. It has now outgrown its current location next to City Hall with a total of 205 students! The Lakes Foundation is raising money for this project and there will be no new taxes for area residents. They have come up with a unique fundraising effort. It’s called “LAKE Acres” which is a program where people can buy abstract parts of the Whitefish Chain! Check it out at www.buildtheschool.org.
Crosslake Town Square is in Phase I of a whole new look and feel. Construction has begun off of Swann Drive behind the Larson Group office. There will be both 3 bedroom and 2 bedroom townhomes built directly across from the Crosswoods Golf Course. They will have high quality finishes that are projected to be in the $284,000-$399,000 price range. Further development plans for Crosslake Town Square are so exciting! Plans include an apartment complex, parks, a senior living complex, outdoor hockey rink and more. Should you have questions on the townhomes you can call our office at 218-692-6920 for further details.
The Pine River-Backus High School was also under construction this summer with the remodeling of the school’s entryway and office spaces. The canopy over the entrance was removed and the new entryway improves security at the front entrance and high school offices. It also gives a more user-friendly atmosphere and easier accessibility for people with mobility issues. The change gives a nice look and feel to the high school.
Bruce Larson & Rob Birkeland
And a Few of the Fine Properties Larson Group Had the Opportunity to Represent
Don’t forget to take a picture of yourself, your family and friends doing what you enjoy most while in the Lakes Area and post it to our Facebook page or send it to us and we will post for you. Whether it’s fishing, listening to the Crosslake music in Town Square, camping or just relaxing on the dock. We’d love to see what you and your family/friends find so special about living and visiting here. You may even see one of your friends there already!
Thanks to this busy dad for sending us a picture of his early morning run with his sleeping 1 yr. old as his “This is how I Crosslake.”
Our Facebook page is also a great place to find out what upcoming events are just around the corner as well as what properties are coming into the market daily. We post events both young and old (and in-between) would enjoy; events not just in Crosslake but around the whole Lakes Area. Every now and then we even throw in some area folklore and Minnesota Trivia. Check us out and be sure to “like” us when you do!