Morrison County Commissioners

By Jim Wright, Correspondent The Morrison County Board of Commissioners gave their unanimous approval to recommend the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) do a “detailed assessment of a potential trail alignment from the Soo Line Recreation Trail to Little Falls, on the west side of the Mississippi River.” No financial costs for Morrison County will [...]

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By Jim Wright, Correspondent The Morrison County Commissioners received updates from several county departments during their planning meeting Tuesday. The County Board previously approved the usual, annual, $30,000 levy for the Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) of Morrison County, and requested more information about the use of funding. HRA Director Lorelee Beto and two other staff [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Morrison County Commissioners voted to allow two Lake Improvement Districts (LIDs) in the county to increase their assessments of lake shore owners. Representatives from the LIDs were present at Tuesday’s meeting to discuss the 2015 pending assessments. A LID assesses lake shore owners for the purpose of eradicating invasive species [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Dale and Jodi Kloss, Buckman, have requested to establish a Tier II turkey feedlot on their property by constructing two 64-foot by 780-foot confinement barns. The construction and new business were approved by the Morrison County Planning Commission Aug. 25. At the Morrison County Commissioners’ meeting Tuesday, the Board voted to [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer County Administrator Deb Gruber discussed employee policy changes with the Commissioners Tuesday. A few of the proposed changes include: •Implementing a background check for new employees with their offer of employment contingent on that check; •Defining paid funeral leave; •Updating the Women’s Security Act policy for nursing mothers; •Changing the leave [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer For four years, Morrison County Social Services and Public Health have been working toward launching MnChoices, program funded by the Minnesota Legislature in 2009. The project implements a single, comprehensive and integrated assessment and support application for long-term services in Minnesota. It works as a person-centered approach to ensure services meet [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Morrison County Commissioners learned Tuesday the county’s engineering department will be asking approval from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to begin reducing the usage of the withdrawal wells furthest downgradient (lower elevation) from the original 30 acres. Engineer Steve Backowski, in agreement with Morrison County Landfill Manager Jeff Meyer and Catherine [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Morrison County Social Services Director Brad Vold  asked the county commissioners to review the fees charged by the county for environmental health licenses, inspections and more. Vold, along with County Administrator Deb Gruber, also spoke about aligning the fees with what Todd County charges and possibly matching the state fees, too. [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Morrison County Commissioners approved printing the financial report for the county, ending Dec. 31, 2013, in the Morrison County Record. The document outlines the county’s financial performance during 2013. Key proponents of the report are: •The county’s net position increased 4.5 percent over prior years from $115.092 million to $120.234 [...]

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