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By Jim Wright, Correspondent Changes to the rules governing the use of recreational trails were previewed by the County Board of Commissioners, Tuesday. Steve Backowski, the county’s public works director, said the changes are minor things, one being to allow the use of “fat-tire” bikes on the trails during the winter, with the remainder being wording [...]

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By Jim Wright, Correspondent Morrison County Social Services Director Brad Vold asked the County Board of Commissioners for help, due to a huge workload increase. He asked to hire two workers. “We did not add staff when the health care law was enacted, but we have 2,200 more cases now than a year ago,” Vold said. [...]

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By Jim Wright, Correspondent “We prevailed in a litigation that saved the county taxpayers about $200,000 over the life of the claim,” County Administrator Deb Gruber told the County Board Tuesday. A Public Employment Retirement Association (PERA) medical insurance determination, made in favor of a former employee, was overturned by the court. “The intent of the [...]

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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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