Minnesota

By Tina Snell,  Staff Writer The Minneapolis Star and Tribune newspaper recently published its Top 100 workplaces in Minnesota. Work Place Dynamics surveyed many businesses across the state to come up with the top 100. In addition to the top 100 businesses, 55 more in Minnesota were touted for exceeding the national standards for top [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Write Amid the constant changes of the health insurance industry, the Upsala School Board has made some changes to employee health care compensation. Following a presentation by John Holthaus of Primary Benefit Services in Little Falls and Rudy Allebach of HR Simplified in Minneapolis, the Board voted to drop Health Partners [...]

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One mortgage or rent payment made for families with ailing children by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Minneapolis non-profit Spare Key was started in 1997, after founding couple Robb and Patsy Keech experienced the stress and heartbreak of numerous hospitalizations and surgeries for their son, Derian. Because nobody can be in two places at once, one of [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Frozen drainage pipes were the cause of recent water issues at Royalton High School, causing meltwater to back up on the roof and invade a school hallway, March 10. “The water was supposed to run down a pipe in the wall, but was seeping out of plates in the hallway [...]

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Trail Life USA troop meetings to start soon by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Trail Life is a new national organization for young men formed in June 2013. An inaugural national convention was held in September 2013 in Nashville, Tenn. and Aaron Olson and his son, Tucker, attended. “We drove,” Olson said. “My son, Jonah, came too [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The Morrison County Board reviewed the job performance of County Administrator Deb Gruber in February, a routine evaluation conducted annually. Gruber received good marks from the Board as well as from county department heads. “I was very pleased with the outcome of that report,” said County Commissioner Jeff Jelinski. “As [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The Upsala City Council heard citizens’ concerns over frozen water lines, Monday. “We’re wondering what you’re going to do for us,” said Mary Jane Chuba. Council Member Dennis Westrich had helped a number of city residents clear water lines. Some were frozen in the street, some closer to residences. “If [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer For the second time in a month, the County Board approved a request to waive an after-the-fact permit fee, Tuesday. Don Lenz of Benson inquired at the County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) office in the fall of 2012, about the requirements to put up a cabin on property owned by [...]

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