Release of the November state budget forecast on Thursday, Dec. 5, showed a projected $1 billion budget surplus.
By Terry Lehrke, News Editor For the first time in five years, the Little Falls City Council was able to approve a decrease in its preliminary property tax levy — .9 percent — largely due to an increase of nearly $350,000 in local government aid (LGA). Once set, the preliminary levy may be lowered, but not [...]
by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Lake Alexander Lake Improvement District president Kevin Flatau revealed to the County Board Tuesday, that the levy for residents of the lake will be reduced in 2014 to $10 from a 2013 fee of $261. “We treated less acreage this year because of the late spring and the cold water,” [...]
by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer County residents may notice flashing lights at key intersections in nine new locations throughout Morrison County. That project has been completed and final payment was approved by the County Board, Tuesday. “These flashing lights are a big advantage in rain events,” said Public Works Supervisor Steve Backowski. “We chose these [...]
by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The Morrison County Board approved a rezone request for Doreen Moe’s 3.54 acres in Belle Prairie Township, Tuesday. Moe is maintaining a homestead and small hobby farm and discovered that although the land use classification for her property was appropriate, the land had been zoned commercial. A previous owner of [...]
by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The majority of human services spending in Morrison County comes from health program costs. At 62 percent, it is more than twice the next category of spending, for social services. “The total amount of money paid in Morrison County last year was $65.47 million,” Social Services Director Brad Vold and [...]
By Liz Verley, Staff Writer The Swanville City Council has begun the search for a full-time water/wastewater operator and maintenance person to work in its public works department. This action comes after the Council accepted Brian Zapzalka’s verbal resignation to Mayor Sandy Peterson, Oct. 16. Action to accept his resignation was taken during a special meeting, [...]