Government

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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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent Due to the large amount of rain received in recent weeks, lift stations in the city of Royalton have been overtaxed and the city’s water treatment ponds are near capacity. “We’re getting some sewer infiltration,” Mayor Andrea Lauer told council members at Tuesday’s meeting. “Both the main station and station number three [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent After a number of errors were made in reporting tax increment financing (TIF) district information to the state of Minnesota in 2013, business, financial and technological advisory firm Kern DeWenter Viere (KDV) reached a settlement agreement with the city of Royalton. The settlement resolution was approved by the City Council, Tuesday. The [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Several months ago, Bernie Jeub, a member of the advisory board for the Boys and Girls Club, offered to “gift” the parking lot at its new location to the city of Little Falls. The city would then repair the lot, take care of the maintenance and repair and it could be [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer The Morrison County Commissioners approved unanimously the permit for the Pierz Freedom Fest to be held Saturday, July 19, at the Genola ball field just south of Pierz. According to information presented by Pierz City Administrator Scott Saehr and Police Chief Eric Hanneken on behalf of the Pierz Commercial Club, the [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer Five requests for a variety of conditional use permits (CUP) garnered a sometimes heated discussion among the Morrison County Commissioners, Tuesday. All five of the requests had been recommended for approval by the county’s Planning and Zoning Commission. All five County Board members had attended the previous Planning Commission meeting and [...]

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