Government

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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Candidate filings for those seeking election for federal, state legislative, executive and judicial offices, will close today Tuesday, June 3. So far, incumbent State Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, filed for re-election in District 9B and the Morrison County DFL has endorsed Al Doty to run against him. Incumbent Judge Conrad Freeberg filed for re-election [...]

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Delegates from Morrison, Todd, Cass, and Wadena Counties met in Browerville Monday to endorse DFL candidates for election from State Senate District 9. Former State Representative Al Doty was endorsed as the DFL candidate for State Representative in District 9B.  Before his legislative career, Doty served as a senior advocate and a teacher/coach at Pierz [...]

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The Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce invites all Chamber and community members to a post-legislative dialog with Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, and Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Cass County, Wednesday, from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The event will be held at Little Falls City Hall, 100 Seventh Ave. N.E. This is an opportunity for [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer Who at the county level should take charge of the aquatic invasive species prevention aid money coming by Aug. 1? “Not with my department. I am not going to pay a deputy $30 an hour to check boats,” said Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel. “I don’t think this has anything to [...]

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