Government

With no admission of liability by any party, the City of Little Falls approved a settlement with Robin Hensel in the Hensel v. City of Little Falls lawsuit Monday. As part of the settlement, the city will pay $39,500 to the Paladin Law Trust account, the account of Hensel’s attorney Larry Frost, to cover attorney’s [...]

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The Morrison County Assessor’s Office has announced that the Local Boards of Appeal and Equalization will start Monday, April 14. The purpose of these meetings is to determine whether taxable property in a jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the county assessor and to determine whether corrections need to be made. The schedule [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor  Several fees for services provided by the Pierz Volunteer Fire Department will cost a bit more. For two of the services, the first hour of service was never billed, but will be from now on. In the past, the first hour of service for pumper #1 and tanker #1 was not [...]

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On Saturday, March 15, District 9B republicans endorsed incumbent Rep. Ron Kresha for the November 2014 election. The endorsing convention was held at the Verndale High School with approximately 75 delegates and alternates from Districts 9A and 9B. By way of voice vote, the 9B delegates unanimously endorsed the uncontested Kresha. “There is no way [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer After 28 years of dedicated work on behalf of the veterans of Morrison County and the surrounding area, Veterans Services Officer (VSO) Paul Froncak will be retiring, effective June 6. Froncak addressed the County Board Tuesday regarding possible changes to the classification of that position. “There’s a movement afoot around [...]

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District 5 Morrison County Commissioner Duane L. Johnson has announced he will run for re-election this fall. “I very much enjoy serving the citizens of Morrison County and District 5,” he said. For the past year, he has been working with three new commissioners. “My hope is that next year, I will be working with [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor A second vote, this time 4-3, was not enough to allow the city of Little Falls to donate for the Green Prairie Fish Lake beach. The beach, once known as the “city beach,” was sold in 1992 to the township, which took over the maintenance of the property. Two weeks before, [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Prompted by the possible construction of a 70-acre solar farm in southern Morrison County, the County Board conducted a review of its land use ordinance. Since solar energy was not even addressed in the ordinance, several terms related to solar energy were added in a definition section. A new section [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer After a change was made in its operating system (Windows XP to Windows 7) the County Planning and Zoning office software stopped working well. “We lost reporting and printing capability with the change,” said Planning and Zoning Administrator Amy Kowalzek. “Also, our current permitting software has not ‘talked’ to our [...]

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