Little Falls City Council

By Patrick Slack, Staff Writer Three road improvement projects totalling $788,900.44 were approved by the Little Falls City Council, Monday, which will be partially funded by assessments. The projects to be done will be on Call Place and Ninth Avenue Southeast; on First Street Northwest; and on Third Street Northeast. Council Member at Large Brian-Paul Crowder [...]

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By Patrick Slack, Staff Writer With no admission of liability by any party, the city of Little Falls approved a settlement with Robin Hensel in the Hensel v. City of Little Falls lawsuit Monday. The settlement resolved the claim that the city restricted Hensel’s free speech with its old bench ordinance. The city declined Hensel’s request [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor A second vote, this time 4-3, was not enough to allow the city of Little Falls to donate for the Green Prairie Fish Lake beach. The beach, once known as the “city beach,” was sold in 1992 to the township, which took over the maintenance of the property. Two weeks before, [...]

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Council will have a chance to vote again on whether to donate $2,000 for restrooms at the beach  By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The approval of a donation from the city of Little Falls for the restrooms at the beach on Green Prairie Fish Lake was vetoed by Mayor Cathy VanRisseghem, Thursday. Last year, when representatives [...]

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City equipment can be used on private property for health, safety and welfare of residents By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Little Falls residents expressed their frustration, not just with frozen water and sewer lines, but with the response they received when calling the city. Deb Oslund, whose water lines had been frozen for 11 days by [...]

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Those with frozen lines used to get help from the city By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Over the years, Little Falls city staff has helped residents with a myriad of problems — one of which was thawing frozen water lines/pipes. However, a policy approved by the City Council in 2013 prohibiting the use of city equipment [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The Little Falls City Council approved a loan of sorts to get the groundwork ready for $100,000 worth of donated playground equipment. When the engineer’s proposed prices for development of a recreational complex for the 22-acre piece of property donated by the Minnesota Department of Transportation came in, they were a [...]

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