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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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Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff have filed gross misdemeanor complaints against the following people: •Steffan Levis Peters, 27, St. Cloud — In connection with a July 14 incident, Peters has been charged with giving peace officer a false name of another person. •Anthony John Herold, 33, Pierz — In connection with a [...]

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The following people, charged with a gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor level crime in Morrison County District Court, have recently been sentenced: Gross Misdemeanors •Zachary Donn Miller, 22, no town listed; (offense: 6/21/14): fourth degree assault, fined $185, sentenced to 31 days in jail and supervised probation for two years. •Shannon Diane Goodman, 24, Ponsford; (offense: [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer After a presentation by Lori Vrolson, the executive director of Central MN Council on Aging (CMCOA), the Morrison County Commissioners voted to donate $2,534 to the council. Through federal, state and individual funding, the CMCOA awards money to senior service providers that help seniors stay in their homes, whether a traditional [...]

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