Government

By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The city of Pierz purchases its electricity wholesale from Minnesota Power and resells it to its residents at a lower rate than those outside the city would pay. With Minnesota Power to increase its rates to the city by 6 percent, effective July 1, the question wasn’t whether the Council should [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent The Upsala School District is making some major changes this summer in its technology infrastructure. A shift toward digital textbooks becoming the cheaper and more interactive option for schools and an increased usage of the Internet has prompted Upsala to increase its Internet speeds and capacities. Internet speeds will increase from 100 [...]

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Recently, the Commissioner of Natural Resources approved that local units of government, including counties, may enact a 30-day temporary no-wake zone. The Morrison County Board of Commissioners met recently to discuss the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) approval and address the concerns of lakeshore owners in Morrison County relating to the unusually high lake levels. [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor When the Little Falls City Council was presented with fees and interest rates from area banks for the city’s checking account during its June 16 meeting, it voted 5-3 to move that account. The vote didn’t include any of the city’s investment accounts, only the account that holds the funds the [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer  “Morrison County Social Services is mandated to offer both chemical use assessments as well as authorize funding for chemical dependency services for those persons that are eligible,” said Brad Vold, director of Morrison County Social Services. Vold presented a report Tuesday to the County Board on chemical dependency (CD) services provided [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent The city of Upsala is looking to obtain a grant to help purchase and install new playground equipment that is better suited for younger children for the City Park. City Clerk Reva Mische researched many companies for materials used, price and style before settling on a $3,700 Rainbow system. The new equipment [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The public forum at the beginning of the work session of the Little Falls City Council will stay right where it is. This, after a motion to remove it from the agenda entirely failed 2-6. The public forum has been moved from one portion of the agenda to another over the [...]

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