Government

By Terry Lehrke, News Editor With several of the requirements already met, the Pierz Council signed a resolution to take part in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities Program, at step one. City Administrator Scott Saehr said the program offered recognition for the city for the ways it is trying “to be a more green city.” He said [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Kevin Smude and Joel Fischer want to locate their new business, “Four Season Shrimp Co.” in the Pierz Industrial Park. After presenting their plan to the Pierz City Council Monday, the Council gave a preliminary go-ahead to sell two lots in a corner of the city’s industrial park — Lots 1 [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Following a pretrial hearing Wednesday, a trial date for the state versus Brian-Paul K. Crowder was set to begin at 9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 22. Crowder was charged in Morrison County District Court in June in connection with a May 24 incident. The criminal complaint alleges a confrontation between Crowder and [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent The city of Royalton has accepted an invitation to join an energy challenge pilot project, at no cost. “Minnesota Power is offering two pilot community energy challenges (CEC) to customers and the city was asked to participate,” said Mayor Andrea Lauer. “The CEC is a way to raise awareness about energy conservation [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent In order to proceed with the digging of new well number four, the city of Royalton is required by the Department of Natural Resources to complete a water conservation plan. The City Council received more details regarding that plan at Tuesday’s meeting. A significant change under the plan will be the increase [...]

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Council votes 6-2 against ordinance to remove it as a city committee By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The resolution before the Little Falls City Council was introduced two weeks before — to eliminate the Sister City Committee as a city committee. This would then allow the committee to raise funds to host French visitors. But the [...]

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Urban Otremba has announced he will run for the seat of alderman-at-large for the city of Little Falls. Otremba said he has served a total of 30 years on the Council, with a couple of two-year breaks. “Over the years, I have seen a lot and was involved in many issues while being on the [...]

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The Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) State PAC has endorsed Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, and acknowledged his pro-life stances and work in the Minnesota House of Representatives. This endorsement was based on Kresha’s voting record and responses to the 2014 MCCL candidate questionnaire. The MCCL PAC actively supports pro-life candidates for public office [...]

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Cooperative effort will power Camp Ripley with 100-acre solar energy array By Terry Lehrke, News Editor It was mostly sunny Wednesday — which fit in nicely with the ceremony celebrating a partnership between the Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota Power to power Camp Ripley with solar energy. Speakers called the event “historic” as the project will be [...]

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