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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Amy Kowalzek, director of Planning and Zoning with Morrison County, told the commissioners Tuesday fees for permits had not changed (increased) since 2007. In fact, she said some had decreased. “Permits for accessory structures such as sheds, barns, etc., were 12.5 cents per square foot in 2007 and are now 7.5 [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com While the request for a variance was not submitted, Steve Backowski, director of Morrison County Public Works told the commissioners Tuesday that he would like to see  the tipping fees for contaminated soil disposal at the Morrison County Landfill dropped from $65 per ton to about $48 per cubic yard. [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The sixth annual S.A.M. Slam took place July 19 at the Little Falls Community Middle School tennis courts. While little known in the community, people come from across the country to participate in the fundraiser. Held in honor of Stephanie Ann Marshik (S.A.M.), $4,000 was raised this year for the Coborn [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com Hearing the sound of music in the residential areas of Little Falls, Royalton, Rice, Pierz and more, people have opened their doors to see something from their past. Or see something totally new. An ice cream truck is slowing traveling up or down the street, calling everyone with its music [...]

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Carol Stangl will receive honorary plaque at the Morrison County Fair By Tina Snell, Staff Writer While some records differ from others, it cannot be disputed that the Stangl farm in Pierz has been in the family for more than 100  years. Conrad Stangl, born in 1855, came to America from Austria in the early 1880s. [...]

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The Community Country Church of Holdingford will be hosting the Kingery and Wissman families in concert Monday,  at 7 p.m. The Kingery family, from Central Minnesota, began as a family of 10 — Mike, Chris, and their eight children singing and ministering together through music. It has grown to include two sons-in-law and four grandchildren. [...]

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The Taylor Chebet Twitchell Playground is complete and an official “Grand Opening” celebration will take place Friday, Aug. 8, at 5 p.m. at the playground. The playground is located at Edmund Street and Prairie Dr., north Little Falls, behind the Living Hope Assembly of God Church. The city of Little Falls received a $100,000 donation [...]

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State law requires noxious weed control  Mowing the state highway rights of way is in full swing after the wet spring delayed Minnesota Department of Transportation maintenance workers from starting the job earlier. MnDOT crews mow approximately 45,000 acres of land annually. MnDOT, like other landowners in the state, is required to control plants on [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Bill Maher returned to his hometown of Beardsley for a community picnic this summer. While there, he met  a Helen Holker and they got to talking. As it happens when two strangers meet and talk, they made connections. “Helen is my niece,” said Cushing resident Catherine Rausch. “I lived in Beardsley, [...]

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