Morrison County Board of Commissioners
By Jim Wright, Correspondent The Morrison County Board of Commissioners is responsible for setting the salary and budget for each of the county’s elected officials. They must consider duties, responsibilities, experience, qualifications and performance. They also take a look at what other countie...Read More
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By Jim Wright, Correspondent From patios to windmills, and home businesses to RV parking, gravel pits to feedlots, poultry compost sites and hungry bald eagles, proposed planning and zoning ordinance changes or additions were discussed at length at Monday’s County Board meeting. The proposed chan...Read More
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By Jim Wright, Correspondent Discussion about ongoing violations by a feedlot owner who is requesting that after-the-fact variance application fees of $1,500 be waived and a request for expansion by another feedlot owner that would add up to 50,000 chickens to his farm’s 100 steers, occupied abou...Read More
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By Jim Wright, Correspondent Morrison County Social Services Director Brad Vold asked the County Board of Commissioners for help, due to a huge workload increase. He asked to hire two workers. “We did not add staff when the health care law was enacted, but we have 2,200 more cases now than a year...Read More
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By Jim Wright, Correspondent “The MNsure Affordable Care Act has about doubled the Morrison County Social Services caseload, up to 3,823 cases,” Social Services Income Maintenance Supervisor Cyndi Bachan told the Morrison County Board of Commissioners, Oct. 7. That is up from less than 2,000 in...Read More
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By Eric Beuning, Correspondent Morrison County is governed by a board of commissioners from five different districts. One of the contested races this year is for District 4 in the eastern part of the county. District 4 includes towns such as Pierz, Lastrup, Buckman, Hillman and Harding. The two men...Read More
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