Government

By Terry Lehrke, News Editor A Pierz area native was hired to become the new Pierz deputy clerk. Nicole O’Hotto grew up near Harding, the daughter of Rod and Deanna O’Hotto. She is looking forward to returning to her roots in the Pierz area. After graduating from Pierz Healy High School in 2006, O’Hotto attended St. [...]

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Elections were held for supervisor and clerk position in 22 townships in the county. Supervisors elected for three-year terms and clerks elected for two-year terms include: Agram: All 11 voters in Agram re-elected Incumbents Supervisor Tom Leidenfrost and Clerk Don Tschida. Belle Prairie: Incumbents Supervisor Frances Brisk and Clerk Virginia Tembreull were re-elected with 18 [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer County services for families and children are making a positive difference. “Because of the new school-based mental health programs, there is a definite improvement from where it was five years ago,” Social Services Supervisor Melanie Erickson told the County Board, March 3. “We are, as child protection, recognizing the need. [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Nearing the end of a tough road plowing/salting season and after fielding questions from the public about why road crews are out at certain times, Public Works Director Steve Backowski came to Tuesday’s County Board’s planning session with a short update. “We’ve been out 40 times this season —so far. [...]

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Staff from the office U.S. Cong. Rick Nolan, D-8th District, will hold “Congress Comes to You” meetings in Morrison and Cass counties in March. “These Congress Comes to You meetings will provide residents throughout the 8th District an opportunity to meet with members of my staff and discuss matters of interest and importance,” said Nolan. [...]

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Little Falls Police Detective and Randall Police Chief Charles Strack announced Wednesday, March 12, that he wishes to further serve the people of Morrison County by filing for the office of sheriff. “Michel Wetzel has done a wonderful job as Morrison County Sheriff for the past 12 years and I would be honored if the [...]

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Open enrollment continues through March 31 for 2014 coverage Minnesotans who want health coverage beginning April 1 have until Saturday, March 15 at 5 p.m. to enroll and pay for health plans through MNsure. With the March 15 deadline fast approaching, MNsure today addressed some frequently asked questions to help Minnesota consumers more quickly and [...]

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Benton County Sheriff Brad Bennett has announced that he intends to retire and will not run for re-election as sheriff of Benton County, a position he’s held for seven years. “Over the past 29 years, it has been my privilege and honor to serve the citizens of Benton County,” he said. “After 33 years of [...]

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Brian Middendorf, Morrison County attorney, announced today, Tuesday, March 11, that he will seek re-election this fall.   “I very much enjoy serving the citizens of the county. I firmly believe that my office contributes to making Morrison County a better place to live, work, and raise a family,” said Middendorf. “I have the best [...]

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