Community

What’s in a name? If the mission revolves around promoting activities and strategies that help residents of the community live better and longer, then a name can be instrumental in focusing people on that mission. That name can be especially helpful when it already possesses some familiarity in the community. Recently the Board of Directors [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent Royalton fifth-grade teacher Rusty Gwost has always loved to write. Toward the end of his college years nearly two decades ago, he took a proficiency test that showed his aptitude for writing. “But I never thought I was good enough to do it; I never took the time to do it,” Gwost [...]

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Cooperative effort will power Camp Ripley with 100-acre solar energy array By Terry Lehrke, News Editor   It was mostly sunny Wednesday — which fit in nicely with the ceremony celebrating a partnership between the Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota Power to power Camp Ripley with solar energy. Speakers called the event “historic” as the project will [...]

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This afternoon, Aug. 28, at approximately 1:04 p.m., the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of 233rd Street and 285th Avenue in Pulaski Township north of Lastrup. A vehicle driven by 60 year old Terry Schleicher of Hillman was driving north on 285th Avenue when his vehicle left the [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Ghost towns are defined as abandoned communities which usually contain visible remains. There are songs, stories and legends surrounding the burgs, whether there are buildings standing or not. In Morrison County, there are many such towns, but very few remains left to explore. This is evident in the recently published book [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer County Administrator Deb Gruber discussed employee policy changes with the Commissioners Tuesday. A few of the proposed changes include: •Implementing a background check for new employees with their offer of employment contingent on that check; •Defining paid funeral leave; •Updating the Women’s Security Act policy for nursing mothers; •Changing the leave [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer For four years, Morrison County Social Services and Public Health have been working toward launching MnChoices, program funded by the Minnesota Legislature in 2009. The project implements a single, comprehensive and integrated assessment and support application for long-term services in Minnesota. It works as a person-centered approach to ensure services meet [...]

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Some scores up, many down from last year By Tina Snell, Staff Writer                                              The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA III) scores were released Tuesday for all districts and all schools across the state. These tests [...]

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