Archive | January 30, 2014

Confidence in our government leaders is near generational lows. A Jan. 26 poll gave Congress an approval rating of 16 percent, better than the 12 percent in October, but October was the lowest in 40 years. Just 27 percent said then, during the federal government partial shutdown, that they were willing to re-elect their member […]

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Ken and Betty Lasneski of Alexandria, formerly of Little Falls, celebrated their 50th anniversary with a private celebration, Feb. 1. The celebration was hosted by their four children, Michelle (Jeff) Waldvogel of Little Falls, Kris Lasneski of Minneapolis, Rebecca (James) Walter of Little Falls and Jon (Sarah) Lasneski of Burlington, Ky.; and their eight grandchildren, […]

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Leonard F. Gallus, age 63, lost his battle with cancer, Jan. 28, 2014. He was born Aug. 17, 1950, in Little Falls and grew up on a farm in Royalton. He worked at Erie Mining for 18 years. He moved to Hastings in 1987. He worked at Deborgh, Schwing and Walmart. He also enjoyed volunteering […]

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MORRISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS TENTATIVE AGENDA FEBRUARY 4, 2014 9:00 A.M. TO 10:05 A.M. COUNTY BOARD ROOM GOVERNMENT CENTER, LITTLE FALLS, MN. 1. CALL TO ORDER BY CHAIRMAN 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. APPROVAL OF COUNTY BOARD MINUTES 4. ADDITIONS/DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA 5. SHERIFFS REPORT 6. SOCIAL SERVICE REPORT 7. PUBLIC HEALTH REPORT […]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Public Works Director Steve Backowski has a full schedule of Morrison County road construction projects lined up for the 2014 season. The highway improvement plan was approved by the County Board at a recent meeting. Two projects included in the initial plan will be delayed. Mill and overlay to both […]

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Tabitha Chandler family moves into Little Falls home by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer After four years of living in a 120-year-old rented house with unrepaired water damage, holes in the ceiling and “bats like crazy,” Tabitha Chandler and her children are still pinching themselves to understand that they now have their own home. The family moved […]

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Brandon Vasilauskas killed in North Carolina written by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Brandon Vasilauskas was a young man being remembered for his infectious grin and zest for life. “Everyone always commented on his smile that radiated sunshine everywhere he went,” said his mom, Therese Waddell. Vasilauskas grew up in Little Falls and graduated from high school […]

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As part of Catholic Schools Week “Nation Day,” Mary of Lourdes (MOL) elementary and middle school students decided to recognize Camp Ripley and National Guard soldiers, as well as veterans and those on active duty, “as a thank you for their service to our country,” said Mary of Lourdes Middle School Principal Maria Heymans-Becker. “It’s […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer An “A” student at Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS), a volunteer at St. Gabriel’s Hospital and an advocate of Sensory Processing Disorder, Averi Hutton was named Miss Teen Morrison County. Tall, slim and poised, Hutton, who lives in Randall, said all she did was apply. “We saw the news item […]

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