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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer After a change was made in its operating system (Windows XP to Windows 7) the County Planning and Zoning office software stopped working well. “We lost reporting and printing capability with the change,” said Planning and Zoning Administrator Amy Kowalzek. “Also, our current permitting software has not ‘talked’ to our [...]

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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 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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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Morrison County has not filled many vacant positions as employees have left the county since about 2008. But requests from three departments to hire replacements for soon-to-be-vacated positions and/or to adjust the rankings for remaining employees as changes are made in how department work is accomplished were approved by the [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Move MN is a new campaign that gathers various organizations and coalitions together to form a diverse group recognizing the state’s transportation funding problem and help secure more funding. The Morrison County Board approved a resolution supporting Move MN’s campaign for a statewide comprehensive transportation funding package at its meeting, [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer With votes split 3-2, all four elected Morrison County department heads were authorized a 2 percent increase in salary for 2014 by the County Board, Tuesday. During the annual salary review, County Attorney Brian Middendorf had requested no salary increase this year. County Auditor/Treasurer Russ Nygren had not specifically asked [...]

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Residents need to enroll cell phone numbers  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Morrison County now has a way to notify large groups of residents in response to events such as storms, missing persons, fugitive alerts, utility failures and other emergencies. Everbridge is now up and running, Sheriff Michel Wetzel reported to the County Board Tuesday morning. [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The County Board approved an increase in the rating of four county positions at its meeting, Tuesday. A market analysis for public employment was done in 2012, as part of a review by Dorothy Person of Public Employment Human Resources Consulting. The positions were compared with similar positions in 13 [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The County Board denied a resident’s request for a reduced wind turbine permit fee at Tuesday’s meeting. Although Lakin Township resident Andrew Wright addressed the Board at a recent meeting, his request for a lower fee was not formally presented. Wright proposes installing a small wind turbine for personal use [...]

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