morrison county board

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 MRCC Administrator Dan Larson. MRCC was formed in [...]

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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 (GRRL) includes six counties: Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and [...]

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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 didn’t follow then.” “I [...]

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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 III large-scale feedlot. They currently have [...]

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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 some of the other funding sources [...]

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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 said. “The bids are typically set up [...]

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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 store the land survey-related records [...]

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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 the County Board meeting Tuesday, Johnson said, “It is my [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer     Social Services Supervisor Melanie Erickson told the County Board about improvements that have been made in keeping or returning children to their families rather than placing them in foster care or adoption. Nearly 20 years ago when Erickson came to the department, mostly teenagers were being placed. “Now, [...]

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