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The Eastern Morrison County Four-Wheeler Club will host a youth ATV class Sept. 6, at the Buckman Parish Center and Genola Memorial Park in Genola. This is a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) certified course and is required by statute for youths to operate ATVs. Participants must preregister for the class (see information below). Registration [...]

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Several residents in Morrill Township were damaged during the storm Sunday, Aug. 24. The Morrison County Sheriff’s Department said a resident calling stating they believed a tornado touched down behind their home on 370th Avenue. A deputy checked the area and surveyed the damage. Upon speaking to witnesses in the area, it was learned that [...]

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Pierz firefighters responded to three fires the morning of Sunday, Aug. 24. Fire Chief Brian Boser said two calls came in nearly simultaneously at 5 a.m. — one at Pierz Healy High School where a fire in an electrical panel was found. The other, at a residence on 143rd and 350th Avenue, east of the [...]

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is seeking public comment on an amended Hunt Plan, Environmental Assessment and Compatibility Determination for Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). The public will have 30 days to comment on the proposed activities and plans. All of the documents have been drafted and submitted for review. They may [...]

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The Ruby’s Pantry food distribution in Little Falls will take place Monday, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 901 Broadway Ave. W., Little Falls. An abundance of food will be available to participants who are asked to bring a $20 cash donation per box. No preregistration is required and there are no income qualifications. Registration will begin [...]

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The second annual Rural Wellness Conference will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, at Grace Covenant Church. The event, “Diversity in Wellness-Recovery Outside the Box,” will run from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Keynote speakers include David Hartford, Care Center director of behavior health services at CentraCare Health, St. Cloud; Maureen Marrin, Ombudsman Peer Services and [...]

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New single billing system also established  On Sept. 1, CHI St. Gabriel’s Health will implement a new computerized patient chart, or an electronic health record (EHR), enhancing quality and safety for patients throughout Morrison and north-central Stearns counties. Facilities utilizing this new system, called Epic, include: St. Gabriel’s Hospital, Family Medical Center and Little Falls [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent Elizabeth Quillo started in April as the new nutrition educator for the University of Minnesota Extension Service, working in both Morrison and Todd counties. She is working with multiple local agencies to teach classes in various aspects of nutrition and cooking, targeted to low-income residents. The education format was restructured to eliminate [...]

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