Government

Candidate filings for those seeking election for federal, state legislative, executive and judicial offices, will close today Tuesday, June 3. So far, incumbent State Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, filed for re-election in District 9B and the Morrison County DFL has endorsed Al Doty to run against him. Incumbent Judge Conrad Freeberg filed for re-election [...]

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Delegates from Morrison, Todd, Cass, and Wadena Counties met in Browerville Monday to endorse DFL candidates for election from State Senate District 9. Former State Representative Al Doty was endorsed as the DFL candidate for State Representative in District 9B.  Before his legislative career, Doty served as a senior advocate and a teacher/coach at Pierz [...]

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The Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce invites all Chamber and community members to a post-legislative dialog with Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, and Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Cass County, Wednesday, from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The event will be held at Little Falls City Hall, 100 Seventh Ave. N.E. This is an opportunity for [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer Who at the county level should take charge of the aquatic invasive species prevention aid money coming by Aug. 1? “Not with my department. I am not going to pay a deputy $30 an hour to check boats,” said Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel. “I don’t think this has anything to [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Minnesota Power, which sells wholesale electricity to the city of Pierz for resale to its residents, will now maintain the city’s electrical services. Crow Wing Power served the city by maintaining its power lines and poles for 16 years. With the retirement of Jerry VanKeuren, the company decided to discontinue its [...]

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Ron Rinkel of Hillman filed for the Morrison County District 4 commissioner seat, being vacated by Don Meyer. He will run against Jim Andres of Pierz for the seat. Filing closes June 3, for state and county seats.

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The Morrison County Department of Public Works will be conducting limited spraying of road rights of way beginning in June. The area that will be the focus of this year’s work will be east of the Mississippi River and north of State Highway 27. Minnesota has a statute that requires control of noxious weeds. In [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor A portion of First Street Northwest, a street the Little Falls City Council has discussed improving numerous times in the past, will be upgraded this year. Not only will it get a face-lift to repair the cracks on the street’s surface, but  the infrastructure will be replaced, including the sanitary sewer [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor A change in the public forum during the Little Falls City Council has once again been proposed. This portion of the meeting has been moved to several different slots on the agenda, currently at the beginning of the Council’s work session. Recently, the time period was set at three minutes instead [...]

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