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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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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor When the Little Falls City Council was presented with fees and interest rates from area banks for the city’s checking account during its June 16 meeting, it voted 5-3 to move that account. The vote didn’t include any of the city’s investment accounts, only the account that holds the funds the [...]

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