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By Jim Wright, Correspondent From patios to windmills, and home businesses to RV parking, gravel pits to feedlots, poultry compost sites and hungry bald eagles, proposed planning and zoning ordinance changes or additions were discussed at length at Monday’s County Board meeting. The proposed changes were presented by Zoning Administrator Amy Kowalzek. Many of the proposed […]

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By Jim Wright, Correspondent Discussion about ongoing violations by a feedlot owner who is requesting that after-the-fact variance application fees of $1,500 be waived and a request for expansion by another feedlot owner that would add up to 50,000 chickens to his farm’s 100 steers, occupied about an hour of the Morrison County Commissioner 2-1/2-hour business […]

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By Jim Wright, Correspondent The Morrison County Board of Commissioners gave their unanimous approval to recommend the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) do a “detailed assessment of a potential trail alignment from the Soo Line Recreation Trail to Little Falls, on the west side of the Mississippi River.” No financial costs for Morrison County will […]

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By Jim Wright, Correspondent Many Morrison County residents recognize Health Department services they are receiving or seeking. These may be affected by proposed changes intended to provide services more efficiently and effectively in the near future. The proposals, first outlined in July and updated Sept. 9, for the Morrison County Board of Commissioners, were discussed by […]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer Social Services Director Brad Vold and Social Services Supervisor Paul Bukovich, outlined for the Morrison County Commissioners the services and support available to disabled persons. So far in 2014, the requests for some of the services have increased nearly 100 percent. “Morrison County provides and arranges services and supports for persons […]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Morrison County’s Board of Commissioners approved a Code of Conduct for themselves at its Tuesday meeting. “I was asked to research what, if any, policies exist in other counties regarding commissioner conduct. I gleaned language from those and brought it to the Board for consideration,” said County Administrator Deb […]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   For the second time, a request by Social Services Director Brad Vold to restructure staff in the financial unit of his department, with a predicted cost savings to the county of $106,000, was voted down by the County Board. Following the resignation of the financial unit’s Supervisor II in […]

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