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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...Read More
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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Morrison County is a former member of the Minnesota Rural Counties Caucus (MRCC), a group of rural counties that collectively network and promote issues that pertain specifically to rural Minnesota. The county has been invited to “return to the fold” by MRC...Read More
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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   At the request of the Morrison County Board, Great River Regional Library system director Kirsty Smith and the library’s finance manager, Linda Treb presented a report on the library’s budget at Tuesday’s meeting. The Great River Regional Library system (...Read More
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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   A resolution in support of a county drug court was approved by the County Board Tuesday. “A number of staff went through training in 2008, when the county was approved to be a site for drug court,” said Social Services Director Brad Vold. “The funding did...Read More
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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Following recommendation by the Planning Commission, a conditional use permit (CUP) for the construction of a hog barn in Agram Township was approved by the County Board, Tuesday. In April, Dale and Laurie Saehr submitted a CUP application to expand to a Tier I...Read More
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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   A new resolution passed by the State Legislature allows Minnesota counties to levy a wheelage tax. Counties also have the option of imposing a half-cent sales tax. “The Legislature granted County Boards the authority to levy new taxes in an effort to offset s...Read More
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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The Morrison County Board, acting as fiscal agent, awarded the contract for the Pierz Safe Routes to School project to C and L Excavating Inc. at $473,449.15. Bids came in about 21 percent over the engineer’s estimate, Public Works Director Steve Backowski sa...Read More
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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The Morrison County Board approved a contract with surveyor Sam DeLeo of Kramer Leas DeLeo (KLD) of St. Cloud to develop and direct the process for compiling current land survey data in the county. The existing data will be scanned and indexed to electronically...Read More
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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer County Board Chair Duane Johnson conveyed to Social Services Department Director Brad Vold commendation for a job well done, contained in a letter sent by Lucinda Jesson, Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) commissioner. In reading Jesson’s letter aloud at ...Read More
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