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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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The Morrison County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office announces that absentee ballots for the Nov. 4 General Election will be available Friday, Sept. 19. Residents may vote in person at the County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office at the Elections Counter where an election booth is set up for their convenience. In compliance with the Help America Vote Act, an Accessible [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor With several of the requirements already met, the Pierz Council signed a resolution to take part in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities Program, at step one. City Administrator Scott Saehr said the program offered recognition for the city for the ways it is trying “to be a more green city.” He said [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Kevin Smude and Joel Fischer want to locate their new business, “Four Season Shrimp Co.” in the Pierz Industrial Park. After presenting their plan to the Pierz City Council Monday, the Council gave a preliminary go-ahead to sell two lots in a corner of the city’s industrial park — Lots 1 [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Following a pretrial hearing Wednesday, a trial date for the state versus Brian-Paul K. Crowder was set to begin at 9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 22. Crowder was charged in Morrison County District Court in June in connection with a May 24 incident. The criminal complaint alleges a confrontation between Crowder and [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent The city of Royalton has accepted an invitation to join an energy challenge pilot project, at no cost. “Minnesota Power is offering two pilot community energy challenges (CEC) to customers and the city was asked to participate,” said Mayor Andrea Lauer. “The CEC is a way to raise awareness about energy conservation [...]

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