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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer After several years of unavailability, Budget Blinds of Brainerd is back in business. Recently reopened by Michael, Jane and Jordan Larsen, the company is serving all of Morrison County and both the St. Cloud and the Brainerd Lakes areas. The Budget Blinds franchise had one huge attraction. “The business model with [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Three Morrison County sites are participating in the Minnesota Renewable Energy Tour this year. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, the public is invited to visit these sites to talk with home and/or business owners about their experiences with solar, wind, geothermal and other energy efficient measures. Locally, people [...]

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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 Minnesota statute 461 requires county public health departments conduct unannounced tobacco compliance checks at every location where tobacco is sold at least once a year. Recently those checks occurred Aug. 11 and Aug. 18 in Morrison County. Five of the 41 establishments where minors tried to purchase cigarettes actually sold the [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Ghost towns are defined as abandoned communities which usually contain visible remains. There are songs, stories and legends surrounding the burgs, whether there are buildings standing or not. In Morrison County, there are many such towns, but very few remains left to explore. This is evident in the recently published book [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Realizing the Morrison County Board had issued a permit to Ralph and Ron Rinkel for the Friday – Monday, Sept. 1, MudFest with no conditions listed, it voted to rectify the error at Tuesday’s meeting. The purpose of the biannual event is to play in the mud and experience primitive camping [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer On Aug. 10, during the Morrison County Fair, two members of the community were name Outstanding Senior Citizens. Receiving the honor for 2014 were Alice Kahlhamer from Pierz and Tony Wenzel from Randall. Kahlhamer, 79, volunteers with Faith In Action of Morrison County. She works two-three days a week, driving people [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com Hearing the sound of music in the residential areas of Little Falls, Royalton, Rice, Pierz and more, people have opened their doors to see something from their past. Or see something totally new. An ice cream truck is slowing traveling up or down the street, calling everyone with its music [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer As of July 14, The United Way of Morrison County has a new executive director. Tammy Jopp, formerly the Retired Senior Volunteer Program director for Horizon Health in Pierz, said she made the move because she feels she can affect a wider variety of change with the United Way. “Before, I [...]

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