Morrison County Board of Commissioners

By Liz Verley, Staff Writer Five requests for a variety of conditional use permits (CUP) garnered a sometimes heated discussion among the Morrison County Commissioners, Tuesday. All five of the requests had been recommended for approval by the county’s Planning and Zoning Commission. All five County Board members had attended the previous Planning Commission meeting and [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer “Morrison County’s Mental Health Service Delivery is providing support to those in our community that suffer from mental illnesses. Studies have shown that creating a therapeutic alliance leads to the most effective and longest lasting benefit in people’s recovery and ability to manage their mental illness. By nature civil  commitments are [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer Melanie Erickson, Julia Weisz and Lisa Nolan from Morrison County Social Services presented a request that the Morrison County Board of Commissioners proclaim May as Foster Care Month. Their report showed in 2014, 29 children in Morrison County were in licensed foster care homes. “Foster care provides a safe, secure and [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer The Belle Prairie County Park will soon be expanding. Morrison County Public Works Director Steve Backowski received approval from the Morrison County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, to enter into a purchase agreement for approximately seven acres from Gerald Brockway. The property adjoins the park’s northeast corner. “Morrison County’s vision for the end [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer A resolution supporting legislation that would allow counties to remove public notices from newspapers and place them only on county websites was approved by the Morrison County Board, Tuesday. “This resolution came from the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC), our lobbying group,” said County Administrator Deb Gruber. “It’s been on the [...]

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Section corners will each have monuments By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Morrison County is seeking to expand the services provided by a county surveyor, hoping to do so without the cost of a full-time licensed employee and crew. All property in Morrison County is linked to the original public land system (PLS). With an up-to-date [...]

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State Auditor finds he may have been overpaid $3,520  By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The Minnesota Office of the State Auditor (OSA) found that Morrison County Commissioner Don Meyer may have been overpaid $3,520 in per diems by the county from November 2006 through March 2012. Meyer, who has represented District 4 for more than 20 years, [...]

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