The bridge over the Tamarack River is finished except for paving, which they will do on Friday, Aug. 11, and the road will be reopened on Monday, Aug. 14. Fire trucks and responders will be allowed to cross now if on a 911 call. Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/rs33GNdpfyi8C6rV8
Due to an Air Quality Alert being issued by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, no burning permits will be allowed to be activated starting Friday, July 14th, until the Air Quality Alert has expired. At this point, it is anticipated that burning permit activations will be allowed again starting Sunday, July 16th, unless the Air Quality Alert is extended. Campfires are allowed, but are discouraged during the alert. We will continue to monitor the forecast and will make changes when necessary.
For air quality forecast information, please go to the MPCA Air Quality Forecast website.
For burning permit information, please go to the DNR Burning Permit website.
ECE has started putting fiber optic cable up in our area, starting with Mora and Pine City. The more people who sign up now at ecefiber.com, the sooner and more likely that they will come to our area and get the funding. Signing up does not require any commitment or deposit, just an interest. It is very good price for very fast speeds: $65/month for 100 mbps, plus subsidy for economic need.