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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The Morrison County Board approved the addition of a position in the adult services area of the Social Services Department due to increased workload. Funding for the position would not come from county funds. “We anticipated this in the 2014 budget,” said Social Services Director Brad Vold. “We would like [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Tax abatements were granted for eight parcels of land within Morrison County by the County Board, earlier this month. “People need to let us know if they have property that was destroyed by fire, snow collapse, flood or other natural disaster,” said County Assessor Glen Erickson. “If one of the [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Morrison County’s Public Health Department has begun work on the extensive process to achieve accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The first steps in the process center around quality improvement. “This just came on the radar two or three years ago,” Public Health Director Bonnie Paulsen toldthe County [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer A resolution supporting legislation that would allow counties to remove public notices from newspapers and place them only on county websites was approved by the Morrison County Board, Tuesday. “This resolution came from the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC), our lobbying group,” said County Administrator Deb Gruber. “It’s been on the [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Public Works Director Steve Backowski has a full schedule of Morrison County road construction projects lined up for the 2014 season. The highway improvement plan was approved by the County Board at a recent meeting. Two projects included in the initial plan will be delayed. Mill and overlay to both [...]

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Tabitha Chandler family moves into Little Falls home by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer After four years of living in a 120-year-old rented house with unrepaired water damage, holes in the ceiling and “bats like crazy,” Tabitha Chandler and her children are still pinching themselves to understand that they now have their own home. The family moved [...]

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Jan. 4 — A resident on Haven Road in Little Falls reported a theft. Jan. 4 — A resident on Highway 27, Little Falls, reported someone had attempted to break into their garage by kicking in the back door. Jan. 5 — A resident on 133rd Street, Little Falls, reported a theft. Jan. 5 — [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer In Morrison County,  winter usually comes on slowly. A little snow and a little cold before January hits, then families hunker down at home to keep warm. Not so this year. Winter hit strong and hard immediately. There was no slow introduction to the dangerously cold temperatures that stayed from the [...]

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