Government

By Jim Wright, Correspondent The Morrison County Commissioners received updates from several county departments during their planning meeting Tuesday. The County Board previously approved the usual, annual, $30,000 levy for the Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) of Morrison County, and requested more information about the use of funding. HRA Director Lorelee Beto and two other staff [...]

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By Jim Wright, Correspondent Many Morrison County residents recognize Health Department services they are receiving or seeking. These may be affected by proposed changes intended to provide services more efficiently and effectively in the near future. The proposals, first outlined in July and updated Sept. 9, for the Morrison County Board of Commissioners, were discussed by [...]

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Transgender athlete vote tabled to allow for revisions on guidelines By Tyler Ohmann, Staff Writer The decision came in Thursday, that there would be no decision. The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Board decided to table the vote on transgender athlete guidelines until its Dec. 4 meeting. The Board hoped to gather more information and hear [...]

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To provide our readers with information to help them in their decision-making at the polls, the Record sent out a questionnaire to each of the candidates for the Little Falls School Board and the Royalton School Board. Only candidates in races where the candidates outnumbered the seats available were sent questionnaires. In Little Falls, four [...]

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By Jim Wright, Correspondent The flood disasters in Morrison County this summer could have left the county’s taxpayers stuck with a $350,000 burden, due to the repairs needed to damaged roads, culverts and bridges. Until little more than a year ago that might have been the disastrous result. That dire scenario was described by Morrison County [...]

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The Rosenmeier Board for State and Local Government will sponsor a presentation by Anisihinaabe and Ojibwe Activist Winona LaDuke entitled, “Energy and Food Policies for a Sustainable Lakes Region: Economics for the Seventh Generation.” LaDuke is the executive director of the website, Honor The Earth, and was Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nadar’s choice for [...]

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By Eric Beuning, Correspondent Driving through the streets of Little Falls, many election signs and posters promoting candidates running for alderman at large can be seen. Little Falls is a home rule charter city, that operates with a city council of aldermen that act as the legislative branch, and a mayor. The city is divided into [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Residents on Vincent Street near Second Avenue in the city of Pierz would like a four-way stop put in the area due to increasing traffic, with some possible speeding issues. Mayor Toby Egan said the concern was brought to him by a resident. He talked to a few other neighbors and [...]

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By Nathan Sommer, Murphy News Absentee voting has officially opened across the state for the Nov. 4 general election, and for the first time, registered voters are not required to provide a reason for voting early. According to the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, voters have the option to vote prior to [...]

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