Government

By Kerry Drager, Correspondent The city of Swanville draws closer to finalizing its contract with Larson Excavating Contractors Inc. The city is currently holding back the final payment to the construction company until the completion of the Rhoda Avenue boulevard restoration. The rough-hewn grass and weeds on the boulevard were removed. Good soil was brought in, [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent Although the city of Royalton and Bellevue Township came to an agreement in May regarding a contract for shared mutual fire aid, the terms of the contract have not been closely followed. Bellevue Town Board members brought concerns to Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Jerry Brezinka spoke for the board, sharing four “procedural [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer The Swanville School Board is asking district voters to support a referendum for an additional $361.57 per pupil unit or $123,000 additional operating money for the next 10 years. The $361.57 amount is in addition to the present $398 levy. An operating referendum is an election ballot question that allows school [...]

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By Jim Wright, Correspondent The Morrison County Board of Commissioners were split 3 – 2 in their vote to hire a new Public Health director, Tuesday. Three commissioners sided with the belief that a director is needed. Two voted no, saying they want more time for County Administrator Deb Gruber and Social Services Director Brad Vold [...]

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By Jim Wright, Correspondent The Morrison County Board of Commissioners gave their unanimous approval to recommend the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) do a “detailed assessment of a potential trail alignment from the Soo Line Recreation Trail to Little Falls, on the west side of the Mississippi River.” No financial costs for Morrison County will [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The Little Falls Sister City Committee has some work to do, but still has no answer as to whether it will remain a city committee or not. The Council tabled that decision again Monday, after hearing City Attorney Toni Wetzel say the city could not give the committee money if it [...]

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Incumbent Rick Nolan (DFL) and challengers Stewart Mills (R) and Ray Sandman (Green) squared off Oct. 7 in Duluth in an 8th District Congressional debate. This recording was provided courtesy of our partner The UpTake.

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By Eric Beuning, Correspondent  As Central Minnesota draws deeper into the cool temperatures of fall, the debate over the local elections starts to heat up. One of the key positions in this year’s election in Little Falls is for mayor. The following takes a closer look at the three candidates to get to know them better [...]

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