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Cooperative effort will power Camp Ripley with 100-acre solar energy array By Terry Lehrke, News Editor It was mostly sunny Wednesday — which fit in nicely with the ceremony celebrating a partnership between the Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota Power to power Camp Ripley with solar energy. Speakers called the event “historic” as the project will be [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Premium Property LLC, owned by Chris Young, is the newest business to locate in the Pierz Industrial Park. The agreement between the city of Pierz and the business for Lot 8, Block 1, was approved Monday night. The agreement offers assistance to the business as have agreements with other businesses locating [...]

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Robin Hensel, a resident of Little Falls for more than 20 years, announced she will run for mayor of Little Falls. In listing her accomplishments in the community, Hensel said she has been a successful small business owner, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, a mother, a grandmother, a foster parent, a peace activist [...]

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Little Falls resident Brian-Paul Crowder has officially announced that he will seek a third term as Little Falls alderman-at-large. He is the youngest child of Paul and Joyce Crowder and is a lifelong resident of the city of Little Falls. Crowder is the owner of the 9th Ave Salon and has served on a variety [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer County Administrator Deb Gruber discussed employee policy changes with the Commissioners Tuesday. A few of the proposed changes include: •Implementing a background check for new employees with their offer of employment contingent on that check; •Defining paid funeral leave; •Updating the Women’s Security Act policy for nursing mothers; •Changing the leave [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Ordinances that would take two committees out of the control of the city of Little Falls — the Sister City Committee and the Golf Advisory Board — were introduced at Monday’s Council meeting. In addition, an ordinance to amend a subsection in the city code relating to the Heritage Preservation Commission [...]

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Theresa Skorseth has announced she will run for the Little Falls City Council, to represent Ward 2. In 2006, Skorseth was a Vista volunteer in service to the Morrison County Interfaith Hospitality Network, which sheltered and assisted homeless families with children, helping the parents find jobs, services and housing. Until 2008, she was a program [...]

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The filing period  for local school board and municipal offices ended Aug. 12. Three school board seats for four-year terms will open in each of the following school districts: Upsala, Pierz, Little Falls, Swanville and Royalton. Those filing for a seat on area school boards include: Royalton incumbents Jeff Swenson, Dale Lenz and Jim Block [...]

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