Government

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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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent Swanville residents along Rhoda Avenue approached the City Council to express their concerns with the new boulevard. Large stones and other unwanted debris is present in the soil, making it difficult for grass to sprout. Rhoda Avenue residents are also struggling with weeds growing in the boulevard, they feel this is due [...]

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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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