Little Falls City Council

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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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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