Government

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 for the Little Falls School Board and the Royalton School Board. Only candidates in races where the candidates outnumbered the seats available were sent questionnaires. In Little Falls, four [...]

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By Jim Wright, Correspondent The flood disasters in Morrison County this summer could have left the county’s taxpayers stuck with a $350,000 burden, due to the repairs needed to damaged roads, culverts and bridges. Until little more than a year ago that might have been the disastrous result. That dire scenario was described by Morrison County [...]

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The Rosenmeier Board for State and Local Government will sponsor a presentation by Anisihinaabe and Ojibwe Activist Winona LaDuke entitled, “Energy and Food Policies for a Sustainable Lakes Region: Economics for the Seventh Generation.” LaDuke is the executive director of the website, Honor The Earth, and was Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nadar’s choice for [...]

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By Eric Beuning, Correspondent Driving through the streets of Little Falls, many election signs and posters promoting candidates running for alderman at large can be seen. Little Falls is a home rule charter city, that operates with a city council of aldermen that act as the legislative branch, and a mayor. The city is divided into [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Residents on Vincent Street near Second Avenue in the city of Pierz would like a four-way stop put in the area due to increasing traffic, with some possible speeding issues. Mayor Toby Egan said the concern was brought to him by a resident. He talked to a few other neighbors and [...]

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By Nathan Sommer, Murphy News Absentee voting has officially opened across the state for the Nov. 4 general election, and for the first time, registered voters are not required to provide a reason for voting early. According to the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, voters have the option to vote prior to [...]

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Despite increase in levy, property owners may see decrease for city portion of taxes By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Russ Nygren, the auditor/treasurer in Morrison County called it “simple math” that the city of Little Falls could increase its levy with residents either seeing no change or a decrease in their city taxes. That, he said, [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com After about a half hour of negotiations during a City Council meeting recess,  Matt Pantzke was offered the job of city manager/bar manager in Randall. He will be replacing Jerry Peterschick who has been in the position for 20 years. Pantzke and his wife, Vanessa, live in Randall and they [...]

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