Government

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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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent In preparing to dig Royalton’s new well number four, City Engineer Les Mateffy discovered that the city must complete a Water Conservation Plan. “The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said they sent a letter in 2007,” Mateffy told the City Council, Aug. 5. “Now we know the plan needs to be done.” [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent Swanville residents along Rhoda Avenue continue to voice their concerns on the quality of the grass that is growing on the new boulevard. In June, the City Council agreed to withhold payment to Larson Excavating until a list of items were repaired or completed from the 2013 water and sewer project. One [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor As it has for the past eight years, the Pierz City Council agreed Monday to a 0 percent increase in the city’s levy. It will remain flat at $280,515. The city showed a $104,000 surplus last year and after a budget meeting, where some one-time increases in the budget were made, [...]

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83 of 87 counties reporting U.S. Senate Independence Party Steve Carlson – 2,140 – 33.66% Kevin Terrell – 1,372 – 21.58% Jack Shepard – 1,142 – 17.96% Stephen Williams – 872 – 13.72% Tom Books – 832 – 13.09% Republican (GOP) Party David Carlson – 16,333 – 9.09% O. Savior – 2,847 – 1.58% Jim [...]

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86.36% of precincts reporting Incumbent Steve J. Cahill – 12,331 – 40.36% Kenneth J. Kohler – 7,570 – 24.78% Terry Graff – 3,958 – 12.95% Cheryl R. Duysen – 6,695 – 21.91%

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