Little Falls City Council

By Terry Lehrke, News Editor A change in the public forum during the Little Falls City Council has once again been proposed. This portion of the meeting has been moved to several different slots on the agenda, currently at the beginning of the Council’s work session. Recently, the time period was set at three minutes instead [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Residents in the city of Little Falls have been using their vehicles to advertise their garage sales. The city’s sign ordinance does not permit the placing of garage sale signs on property other than the seller’s own yard. With garage sale season in full swing, Little Falls Council Member Greg Zylka [...]

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Costs may be as high as $233,000 for first phase of project By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Test holes will soon be drilled near the Morrison County/Little Falls Airport, in search of an aquifer that could provide an alternative water source for the city of Little Falls. The Council approved a bid from North Star Drilling [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor It was an item on the consent agenda — the installation of a courtesy bench near City Hall. The bench installation and placement is part of the city’s lawsuit settlement with Robin Hensel. Normally, the Council doesn’t vote on items on the consent agenda, but passes the consent agenda in its [...]

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After a failed attempt this year, the League of Minnesota Cities is trying to gather momentum in a renewed push to allow cities to designate their websites to publish public notices. A resolution to do that, though, was voted down on a split 4-4 decision at Monday’s Little Falls City Council meeting. Currently, state law [...]

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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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