Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Crow Wing County announced a bit of good news at the close of last month. Building permits rose by more than 200 in 2012 from 752 in 2011 to 991 in 2012, an overall increase of 32 percent. Even more exciting, and a sign of a growing economy, was the rise in new construction permits. There were 189 new home construction permits in 2012, compared to 133 in 2011.