By Terry Lehrke, News Editor As it has for the past eight years, the Pierz City Council agreed Monday to a 0 percent increase in the city’s levy. It will remain flat at $280,515. The city showed a $104,000 surplus last year and after a budget meeting, where some one-time increases in the budget were made, [...]

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To the Editor: Contrary to Toni Wetzel’s assertion at the Aug. 4 Council meeting, conflict of interest (COI) is a situation occurring when an individual or organization is involved in multiple interests, one of which could possibly corrupt what should be the primary motivation. In this case, the primary motivation in reviewing the city’s bank [...]

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To the Editor: I am disappointed by the Morrison County Record’s decision to publish a letter to the editor last week regarding Royalton’s Platte River Day. Just as your paper wouldn’t publish a potentially damaging review of a local restaurant, this letter is also just the opinion of one person. The letter does little more [...]

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To the Editor: Ron Kresha posted a question Aug. 9 on Facebook, “I wonder why the Legislature put $89.9 million into a new Senate office building instead of our rural transportation?” It wasn’t.Instead they funded both without Ron Kresha. Ron Kresha voted against the Senate office building, and he voted against $50 million for our [...]

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To the Editor: My sincere thanks and appreciation to those who agreed on such short notice to work as host/hostess to the many visitors of the historic rural school during this year’s fair and those who would have had schedules allowed. Visitors appreciate someone who can possibly answer their questions. Congratulation to Morgan Carroll, Upsala, [...]

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To the Editor: On Sunday, the last day of the fair, I took my granddaughters to the fair — armed with vouchers for armbands for the rides. When we went to the booth to get their armbands, the ticket agent told us they were not doing the armbands because of the weather. But, they would [...]

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To the Editor: I was pleased to attend the grand opening of the Taylor Chebet Twitchell Playground. The event was well attended by community members and donors to the project and volunteers who have generously given their time to contribute to our community. I would like to personally commend everyone who has contributed to this [...]

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Recently, an assessment of community health needs was completed by Morrison County Public Health, Morrison County Social services and St. Gabriel’s Hospital. The study is a worthy attempt at addressing some of the biggest impediments to county citizens’ ability to live long, happy lives. The plan sets out under three goals an ambitious total of [...]

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