Government

By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Riitters Thompson & Olson PA (RTO) moved its offices in May from downtown Little Falls to a new location behind (west) the Little Falls Radio Station on Haven Road. The business has no access to it from the road, but shares a driveway with the radio station. Being behind the station, [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent After approving a conditional use permit for a proposed building by Royalton resident Gary Borash in June, the same issue came before the Royalton City Council as a request for a variance, Tuesday. “The building inspector wouldn’t sign off on the conditional use permit because the building is too large and there [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent City resident Dan Voronyak approached the Upsala City Council with questions and concerns regarding the easements needed for the 2014 Walnut Avenue Improvements Project. Voronyak is willing to negotiate and may be willing to sell the city the 66 feet of land needed for an easement plus a small piece of land [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer Social Services Director Brad Vold and Social Services Supervisor Paul Bukovich, outlined for the Morrison County Commissioners the services and support available to disabled persons. So far in 2014, the requests for some of the services have increased nearly 100 percent. “Morrison County provides and arranges services and supports for persons [...]

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The city of Pierz is looking for individuals interested in becoming certified to be an election judge. To qualify, residents must be eligible to vote in the state of Minnesota, able to read and speak English and be trained and certified to be an election judge. Training consists of a two-hour class offered through the [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer Although thanking Morrison County for its many years of partnership in providing services involving Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) transactions, Mark Ritchie, Minnesota Secretary of State announced the county’s services would no longer be needed effective Dec. 1. UCC transactions are liens against personal property. Morrison County Auditor Eileen Holtberg told the [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The city of Pierz purchases its electricity wholesale from Minnesota Power and resells it to its residents at a lower rate than those outside the city would pay. With Minnesota Power to increase its rates to the city by 6 percent, effective July 1, the question wasn’t whether the Council should [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent The Upsala School District is making some major changes this summer in its technology infrastructure. A shift toward digital textbooks becoming the cheaper and more interactive option for schools and an increased usage of the Internet has prompted Upsala to increase its Internet speeds and capacities. Internet speeds will increase from 100 [...]

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Recently, the Commissioner of Natural Resources approved that local units of government, including counties, may enact a 30-day temporary no-wake zone. The Morrison County Board of Commissioners met recently to discuss the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) approval and address the concerns of lakeshore owners in Morrison County relating to the unusually high lake levels. [...]

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