Government

After the first day of filing (July 29) for city offices, in the city of Little Falls, Mayor Cathy VanRisseghem and Council Members Don Klinker (Ward 2) and LeeAnn Doucette (Ward 1) have filed for re-election. In addition, Greg Zylka has filed for the office of mayor and Tim Schmidt has filed for the Council [...]

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The filing period opens Tuesday, July 29, for candidates for local school board and municipal offices and ends Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 5 p.m. Three school board seats for four-year terms will open in each of the following school districts: Upsala, Pierz, Little Falls, Swanville, Royalton and Pillager. Terms expiring on city councils include: •Bowlus: [...]

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Details expected at Aug. 4 Council meeting By Ron Brochu, Correspondent A revised legal settlement between the city of Little Falls and resident Robin Hensel will likely be reviewed by the Little Falls City Council Monday, Aug. 4, pending the results of ongoing negotiations between attorneys. A federal judge presided over a series of closed-door negotiations Wednesday, [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The status of the Sister City Committee in Little Falls remains in limbo. Monday, the Council voted unanimously to table a decision on whether to disband it as a city committee. The Council received a letter at its July 7 meeting, indicating from current chair Michael Schnider that since the committee [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor With a vote to pay off the remaining $110,000 for its Cassie Street Bond, the city of Pierz is one step closer to becoming debt-free in 10 years. That’s part of a goal the Council put together several years ago and provided the city doesn’t bond for another project. By paying [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent Representatives from the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) coordinated a multi-location presentation Wednesday in Royalton, showcasing the clean energy projects and successes of the city of Royalton. The event was free and open to the public. CERTs is under the umbrella of the University of Minnesota, but actually serves as a partner [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The Sister City Committee in Little Falls is looking for answers from the Little Falls City Council. A letter sent to all department heads and committees in the city in April, made it clear city committees or department heads were not permitted to raise funds or solicit donations. The letter indicated [...]

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