Little Falls City Council

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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City staff asked to come up with a new plan By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Since March, the Little Falls City Council has discussed some kind of parking ban on city streets during the winter months, wanting it to be in effect for this winter season. Very often, when snow is heavy, city crews have to plow [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Oral arguments in Robin Hensel’s free speech lawsuit against the city of Little Falls are set to begin at the Federal Courthouse in Duluth, Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m. A motion has been filed by defense counsel Paul Reuvers for a summary judgment to dismiss the case. Attorney Larry Frost [...]

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Preliminary plans for entire complex unveiled; $75,000 still needs to be raised for playground By Terry Lehrke, News Editor With a gift of land from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and a $100,000 donation from Paul and Emily Twitchell for equipment, a playground at the site of the future Little Falls recreational complex is well under way. Plans [...]

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Council has to decide whether to accept the gift The Boys and Girls Club (BGC) has purchased the former Red Owl store building in west Little Falls and is currently renovating the building. The goal is for the doors to open in June 2014. Monday, Bernie Jeub, president of the Little Falls Advisory Board, approached [...]

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