Morrison County Commissioners

By Liz Verley, Staff Writer Social Services Director Brad Vold and Social Services Supervisor Paul Bukovich, outlined for the Morrison County Commissioners the services and support available to disabled persons. So far in 2014, the requests for some of the services have increased nearly 100 percent. “Morrison County provides and arranges services and supports for persons [...]

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Recently, the Commissioner of Natural Resources approved that local units of government, including counties, may enact a 30-day temporary no-wake zone. The Morrison County Board of Commissioners met recently to discuss the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) approval and address the concerns of lakeshore owners in Morrison County relating to the unusually high lake levels. [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Within its land use ordinance, Morrison County defines how land may be used. If a land use standard is not on its list, it is prohibited — such as the possibility of using land for a solar energy “farm.” A solar energy farm would be an area of land with rows [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The Morrison County Board approved two conditional use permits (CUP) for Carvin Buzzell of Lakin Township, Tuesday. The first CUP was approved for “limited rural business” on one parcel of land, with 10 conditions. Among other things, conditions require that the outdoor shower area drains will be connected to an on-site [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   A rezoning application brought to the Morrison County Commissioners Tuesday was unanimously voted down. A structure replacement in 2012 brought to light the fact that Auger’s Resort was out of compliance with the density of the structures on their property. They had requested to be rezoned “shoreland commercial” to [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer     Morrison County is home to hundreds of bridges. Of those, the county is responsible for inspecting 220 of them on a regular basis, 186 of which are on county roadways. “We have to do an inspection of each bridge annually or biennially,” said Public Works Supervisor Steve Backowski. [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Eileen Holtberg, appointed to serve the remainder of retired County Recorder Bunny Johnston’s term, was sworn in at Tuesday’s meeting of the County Board. “It’s a great honor for me, to be appointed to fill Bunny Johnston’s term,” Holtberg said. “I have worked in the Recorder’s office for more than [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The Morrison County commissioners have approved the establishment of a health care savings plan (HCSP) for all elected county officials through the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS). The policy was approved at Monday’s meeting, effective immediately. The policy is intended to reduce the financial burden of health care after an [...]

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