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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Nearing the end of a tough road plowing/salting season and after fielding questions from the public about why road crews are out at certain times, Public Works Director Steve Backowski came to Tuesday’s County Board’s planning session with a short update. “We’ve been out 40 times this season —so far. [...]

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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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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer County residents may notice flashing lights at key intersections in nine new locations throughout Morrison County. That project has been completed and final payment was approved by the County Board, Tuesday. “These flashing lights are a big advantage in rain events,” said Public Works Supervisor Steve Backowski. “We chose these [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The Public Works Department has been authorized by the County Board to purchase a scale system for one of the department’s two loaders. It was the ticketing of drivers in the department for having heavy loads that spurred the request. “Trucks with a heavy load were stopped on the [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer  The Morrison County Commissioners approved certificates of completion for more than a dozen road and construction projects Tuesday. Two projects started in 2011 were carried over to this year because of excessive rain which caused wet working conditions in early summer last year. The state shutdown was also a factor. These [...]

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