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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Golf cart paths will be paved on three holes at the Pierz Golf Course this fall. The City Council approved Tri-City Paving’s bid of $7,200 to pave cart paths on holes 8, 3 and 4. It was noted the work needed to be done this fall and before the installation of [...]

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Ron Kresha • House District 9B • GOP Incumbent Introduction: I’m married to my wife, Wendy, with one son and four daughters. We attend Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Little Falls and have been active volunteers in the community. I was in education for 10 years, later co-founded Atomic Learning and most recently I work in rural [...]

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Open forum to be aired live on Pierz Local Access Channel 10 By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Pierz Healy High civics class students will facilitate a candidate forum from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Pierz City Hall. A meet and greet will be held just prior to the forum. Residents are invited [...]

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To provide our readers with information to help them in their decision-making at the polls, the Record sent out a questionnaire to each of the candidates who filed for the position of county auditor/treasurer. The two candidates were asked these questions and asked to limit their responses to 100 words: 1) What previous work experiences [...]

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By Jim Wright, Correspondent “At times of the day, impossible to predict, incoming (911) calls and officer-generated traffic can be more than one dispatcher can physically handle,” Sheriff Michel Wetzel told the County Board of Commissioners Tuesday. “There are days when up to 15 hours have only one dispatcher on duty in our public safety answering [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Two men, both officers with the Morrison County Sheriff’s Department, are in the running for their department’s top position: sheriff. Both have been in law enforcement for many years and have their own  ideas concerning the Sheriff’s Office. When it comes to training, candidate Dan Rocheleau, a senior deputy with the Sheriff’s [...]

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By Jim Wright, Correspondent “The MNsure Affordable Care Act has about doubled the Morrison County Social Services caseload, up to 3,823 cases,” Social Services Income Maintenance Supervisor Cyndi Bachan told the Morrison County Board of Commissioners, Oct. 7. That is up from less than 2,000 in the year 2008. The number of uninsured Minnesotans fell by [...]

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By Eric Beuning, Correspondent Morrison County is governed by a board of commissioners from five different districts. One of the contested races this year is for District 4 in the eastern part of the county. District 4 includes towns such as Pierz, Lastrup, Buckman, Hillman and Harding. The two men running for the commissioner seat in [...]

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