Government

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 [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Ordinances that would take two committees out of the control of the city of Little Falls — the Sister City Committee and the Golf Advisory Board — were introduced at Monday’s Council meeting. In addition, an ordinance to amend a subsection in the city code relating to the Heritage Preservation Commission [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

Theresa Skorseth has announced she will run for the Little Falls City Council, to represent Ward 2. In 2006, Skorseth was a Vista volunteer in service to the Morrison County Interfaith Hospitality Network, which sheltered and assisted homeless families with children, helping the parents find jobs, services and housing. Until 2008, she was a program [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

The filing period  for local school board and municipal offices ended Aug. 12. Three school board seats for four-year terms will open in each of the following school districts: Upsala, Pierz, Little Falls, Swanville and Royalton. Those filing for a seat on area school boards include: Royalton incumbents Jeff Swenson, Dale Lenz and Jim Block [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent In preparing to dig Royalton’s new well number four, City Engineer Les Mateffy discovered that the city must complete a Water Conservation Plan. “The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said they sent a letter in 2007,” Mateffy told the City Council, Aug. 5. “Now we know the plan needs to be done.” [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

By Kerry Drager, Correspondent Swanville residents along Rhoda Avenue continue to voice their concerns on the quality of the grass that is growing on the new boulevard. In June, the City Council agreed to withhold payment to Larson Excavating until a list of items were repaired or completed from the 2013 water and sewer project. One [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

By Terry Lehrke, News Editor As it has for the past eight years, the Pierz City Council agreed Monday to a 0 percent increase in the city’s levy. It will remain flat at $280,515. The city showed a $104,000 surplus last year and after a budget meeting, where some one-time increases in the budget were made, [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon
up arrow
up arrow