Little Falls City Council

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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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor After approving the contract with the union representing law enforcement personnel, Law Enforcement Labor Services (LELS), the city of Little Falls has just one contract negotiation remaining. LELS covers the 11 full-time officers, two records technicians and two – three part-time officers at the Little Falls Police Department (LFPD). The contract [...]

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Council wants policy in place before deciding the future of local access television By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Programming for Central Minnesota Access Television (CMAT) Channels 6 and 12 in Little Falls has been off the air since Nov. 1, when Jerry Abraham retired.  For 16 years, Abraham operated CMAT through a contract with the city of Little Falls. [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Discussion regarding odd/even day restricted parking in Little Falls during the winter months brought about more questions than answers. “What if two odd days fall consecutively, such as Dec. 31 and Jan. 1?” “What if someone parks on the correct side of the street at 8 p.m. and after midnight, they [...]

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Employees will receive raises but will pay more for health insurance By Terry Lehrke, News Editor  The Little Falls City Council voted to accept contract settlements with two of the four unions representing city employees. Contracts approved were with the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE) and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local [...]

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