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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Ghost towns are defined as abandoned communities which usually contain visible remains. There are songs, stories and legends surrounding the burgs, whether there are buildings standing or not. In Morrison County, there are many such towns, but very few remains left to explore. This is evident in the recently published book [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer County Administrator Deb Gruber discussed employee policy changes with the Commissioners Tuesday. A few of the proposed changes include: •Implementing a background check for new employees with their offer of employment contingent on that check; •Defining paid funeral leave; •Updating the Women’s Security Act policy for nursing mothers; •Changing the leave [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer For four years, Morrison County Social Services and Public Health have been working toward launching MnChoices, program funded by the Minnesota Legislature in 2009. The project implements a single, comprehensive and integrated assessment and support application for long-term services in Minnesota. It works as a person-centered approach to ensure services meet [...]

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Some scores up, many down from last year By Tina Snell, Staff Writer                                              The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA III) scores were released Tuesday for all districts and all schools across the state. These tests [...]

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The Eastern Morrison County Four-Wheeler Club will host a youth ATV class Sept. 6, at the Buckman Parish Center and Genola Memorial Park in Genola. This is a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) certified course and is required by statute for youths to operate ATVs. Participants must preregister for the class (see information below). Registration [...]

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Several residents in Morrill Township were damaged during the storm Sunday, Aug. 24. The Morrison County Sheriff’s Department said a resident calling stating they believed a tornado touched down behind their home on 370th Avenue. A deputy checked the area and surveyed the damage. Upon speaking to witnesses in the area, it was learned that [...]

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Pierz firefighters responded to three fires the morning of Sunday, Aug. 24. Fire Chief Brian Boser said two calls came in nearly simultaneously at 5 a.m. — one at Pierz Healy High School where a fire in an electrical panel was found. The other, at a residence on 143rd and 350th Avenue, east of the [...]

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is seeking public comment on an amended Hunt Plan, Environmental Assessment and Compatibility Determination for Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). The public will have 30 days to comment on the proposed activities and plans. All of the documents have been drafted and submitted for review. They may [...]

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