Government

The Upsala City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, at City Hall. The County Board will meet Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the board room of the County Government Center. The Royalton City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the City Complex. The Little Falls City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Within its land use ordinance, Morrison County defines how land may be used. If a land use standard is not on its list, it is prohibited — such as the possibility of using land for a solar energy “farm.” A solar energy farm would be an area of land with rows [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor  It was just mid-December when Pierz hired Scott Saehr as its deputy clerk, to begin Jan. 2. Less than two months later, Saehr agreed to take over for City Administrator Anna Gruber, who moved on to another position. The City Council approved hiring Saehr, settling on a salary of $49,000 per [...]

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Shorthanded, staff is getting caught up with plowing and frozen water lines By Terry Lehrke, News Editor In addition to more than normal snow events, below average temperatures and frozen water pipes, the Little Falls city street crews are working with a reduced staff. The crew usually numbers 10. Supervisor Bill Doroff retired recently after 43 years, [...]

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Don Meyer of Pierz announced he will not seek re-election to the Morrison County Board of Commissioners. Meyer has represented District 4 for 24 years. “It was nearly 24 years ago that I initially ran for the County Board,” said Meyer. “I had a number of issues that I wanted to work on. I always [...]

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The Minnesota Senate State and Local Government Committee essentially set aside a bill Wednesday that would allow local governments to move public notices out of newspapers and post them only on local websites. More than 90 minutes of testimony were heard from both sides. Although the bill may still be brought up again, opponents said [...]

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will provide close to $3 million in technical and financial assistance for interested farmers and ranchers to help improve the health of bees, which play an important role in crop production. The funding is a focused investment to improve pollinator health and will be [...]

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On the first day of the 2014 legislative session, the House voted 133-0 to approve $20 million in additional funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which was scheduled to run out of funding on March 1st, 2014. The program has been under strain this winter due to unusually cold conditions and [...]

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Jim “Jimmy” Andres of Pierz has announced he will seek election to the Morrison County Board of Commissioners, representing District 4. Andres is a lifelong resident of Morrison County. For the past 12 years, he has owned Design Electronics Radioshack in Little Falls, which he now runs in partnership with his son, Stevenn. Prior to [...]

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