Government

By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Minnesota Power, which sells wholesale electricity to the city of Pierz for resale to its residents, will now maintain the city’s electrical services. Crow Wing Power served the city by maintaining its power lines and poles for 16 years. With the retirement of Jerry VanKeuren, the company decided to discontinue its [...]

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Ron Rinkel of Hillman filed for the Morrison County District 4 commissioner seat, being vacated by Don Meyer. He will run against Jim Andres of Pierz for the seat. Filing closes June 3, for state and county seats.

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The Morrison County Department of Public Works will be conducting limited spraying of road rights of way beginning in June. The area that will be the focus of this year’s work will be east of the Mississippi River and north of State Highway 27. Minnesota has a statute that requires control of noxious weeds. In [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor A portion of First Street Northwest, a street the Little Falls City Council has discussed improving numerous times in the past, will be upgraded this year. Not only will it get a face-lift to repair the cracks on the street’s surface, but  the infrastructure will be replaced, including the sanitary sewer [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor A change in the public forum during the Little Falls City Council has once again been proposed. This portion of the meeting has been moved to several different slots on the agenda, currently at the beginning of the Council’s work session. Recently, the time period was set at three minutes instead [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Residents in the city of Little Falls have been using their vehicles to advertise their garage sales. The city’s sign ordinance does not permit the placing of garage sale signs on property other than the seller’s own yard. With garage sale season in full swing, Little Falls Council Member Greg Zylka [...]

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Late addition to state bonding bill receives $1.732 million By Patrick Slack, Staff Writer It is just a step. But an important step. A vital step. A seven-figure step. The Camp Ripley Veterans State Trail (CRVST) was a late addition to the Minnesota legislature’s 2014 bonding bill through reconciliation, receiving $1.732 million. The day was eight years [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer “Morrison County’s Mental Health Service Delivery is providing support to those in our community that suffer from mental illnesses. Studies have shown that creating a therapeutic alliance leads to the most effective and longest lasting benefit in people’s recovery and ability to manage their mental illness. By nature civil  commitments are [...]

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Greg Zylka, a current member of the Little Falls City Council, has announced he will run for the mayor’s seat. Zylka was born and raised in Little Falls with seven siblings. He graduated from Little Falls High School before attending Willmar Junior College. He has worked at Coborn’s for 36 years, nearly 20 of those [...]

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