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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer After a presentation by Lori Vrolson, the executive director of Central MN Council on Aging (CMCOA), the Morrison County Commissioners voted to donate $2,534 to the council. Through federal, state and individual funding, the CMCOA awards money to senior service providers that help seniors stay in their homes, whether a traditional [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer Although thanking Morrison County for its many years of partnership in providing services involving Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) transactions, Mark Ritchie, Minnesota Secretary of State announced the county’s services would no longer be needed effective Dec. 1. UCC transactions are liens against personal property. Morrison County Auditor Eileen Holtberg told the [...]

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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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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer With votes split 3-2, all four elected Morrison County department heads were authorized a 2 percent increase in salary for 2014 by the County Board, Tuesday. During the annual salary review, County Attorney Brian Middendorf had requested no salary increase this year. County Auditor/Treasurer Russ Nygren had not specifically asked [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   A resolution in support of a county drug court was approved by the County Board Tuesday. “A number of staff went through training in 2008, when the county was approved to be a site for drug court,” said Social Services Director Brad Vold. “The funding didn’t follow then.” “I [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The Morrison County Board, acting as fiscal agent, awarded the contract for the Pierz Safe Routes to School project to C and L Excavating Inc. at $473,449.15. Bids came in about 21 percent over the engineer’s estimate, Public Works Director Steve Backowski said. “The bids are typically set up [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The Morrison County Board approved a contract with surveyor Sam DeLeo of Kramer Leas DeLeo (KLD) of St. Cloud to develop and direct the process for compiling current land survey data in the county. The existing data will be scanned and indexed to electronically store the land survey-related records [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer County Board Chair Duane Johnson conveyed to Social Services Department Director Brad Vold commendation for a job well done, contained in a letter sent by Lucinda Jesson, Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) commissioner. In reading Jesson’s letter aloud at the County Board meeting Tuesday, Johnson said, “It is my [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   No longer will the Morrison County Commissioners be accepting per diem payments for attendance at meetings. At Tuesday’s meeting, the Board approved a change from a salary plus per diem method of compensation to straight salary. Instead of a salary of $21,328 and an average annual per diem total [...]

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