Government

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 who filed for the position of county auditor/treasurer. The two candidates were asked these questions and asked to limit their responses to 100 words: 1) What previous work experiences […]

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By Jim Wright, Correspondent “At times of the day, impossible to predict, incoming (911) calls and officer-generated traffic can be more than one dispatcher can physically handle,” Sheriff Michel Wetzel told the County Board of Commissioners Tuesday. “There are days when up to 15 hours have only one dispatcher on duty in our public safety answering […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Two men, both officers with the Morrison County Sheriff’s Department, are in the running for their department’s top position: sheriff. Both have been in law enforcement for many years and have their own  ideas concerning the Sheriff’s Office. When it comes to training, candidate Dan Rocheleau, a senior deputy with the Sheriff’s […]

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By Jim Wright, Correspondent “The MNsure Affordable Care Act has about doubled the Morrison County Social Services caseload, up to 3,823 cases,” Social Services Income Maintenance Supervisor Cyndi Bachan told the Morrison County Board of Commissioners, Oct. 7. That is up from less than 2,000 in the year 2008. The number of uninsured Minnesotans fell by […]

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By Eric Beuning, Correspondent Morrison County is governed by a board of commissioners from five different districts. One of the contested races this year is for District 4 in the eastern part of the county. District 4 includes towns such as Pierz, Lastrup, Buckman, Hillman and Harding. The two men running for the commissioner seat in […]

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By Christiaan Tarbox, Sun Post Newspapers As the West African Ebola outbreak intensifies, public health officials here in Minnesota are ramping up efforts to ensure that such an epidemic never occurs in the state and beyond. After news broke that Liberian national Thomas Duncan was the first confirmed diagnosed case of the deadly virus in the […]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The final assessments are in for three improvement projects in the city of Little Falls — First Street Northwest, Third Street Northeast and Ninth Street and Call Place Southeast. The total cost for the three projects came to $1.007 million, about $57,000 less than the engineer’s estimate for the bid opening […]

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