Government
By Terry Lehrke, News Editor In 2012, the Pierz City Council approved a step plan for the city’s full-time employees. Each step in the plan included a 4 percent salary increase. At the time, the Council indicated that employees were not guaranteed a step increase, although each year since, full-t...Read More
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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) and Park Avenue/Robert Street improvements will be off the books in Pierz. The Council approved making the final payments for each of the projects during Monday’s meeting. The two projects were done in conjunction in 2013, to prevent d...Read More
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City administrator suggests grant to ease higher property taxes for newly annexed residents By Gabby Landsverk,  Staff Writer The 2015 city budget and house and redevelopment  authority levy was adopted at Monday’s City Council meeting, but not before a public hearing addressed concerns from re...Read More
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By Jim Wright, Correspondent “We need about 100 volunteers, and could use a couple more board members,” Clint Kathrein, president of the Morrison County Fair Board, told the county commissioners, Tuesday. “We appreciate your help,” he told the commissioners, because the county has helped wi...Read More
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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has notified the city of Royalton that the city’s aerated ponds will need to be put into use by March 2015, due to a sooner-than-anticipated increase in the city’s sewer flow volume. Mayor Andrea Lauer, Council Membe...Read More
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Policy will take effect in 2015-16 By Matthew Davis, ECM Publishers Inc. In a packed Minnesota State High School League Board Room in Brooklyn Center on Thursday, the league Board of Directors passed a policy to guide member schools regarding male-to-female transgender students. “What the board ...Read More
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Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, was elected assistant majority leader Tuesday, as Republicans rounded out their leadership team that will assist House Speaker-designate Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, and Majority Leader-elect Joyce Peppin, R-Rogers, who were elected by their Republican colleagues last month....Read More
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By Rachel Kytonen, ECM Publishers Inc. On Jan. 6, 2015, Kurt Daudt will begin serving in “the greatest honor” of his life. Daudt serves as representative for House District 31A – encompassing Bradford, Spencer Brook, Stanford and Athens townships in Isanti County. He will become the highest r...Read More
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