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Vavra receives Eagle Scout
Community scavenger hunt is new to Morris' Crazy Days celebration
Bond refinancing results in significant savings for Stevens County
Morris man charged after sales of heroin to undercover agent
Looking Back: July 23, 2016
Steve Lang: Traversing inner space with sale-ing adventures
Katie Erdman: Celebrations are fun, but also a lot of work
Letter: Watch what Jay does, not what he says
Letter: McNamar will help landowners with ditch issues
Talking it over: Follow the chain
July rains provide moisture boost for area crops
FSA County Committee nominations open
Three Stevens County farms recognized as 2016 Century Farms
Weekend frost nips some farm fields, time will tell if damage warrants replanting
2016 Farm Progress Issue
March 18, 2016
Four townships switch to mail balloting for 2016 election
MORRIS — Four Stevens County townships will switch to mail balloting for the 2016 election, Stevens County Auditor/Treasurer Amanda Barsness reported Tuesday. After learning more about the process, officials in Scott, Synnes, Stevens and Eldorado Townships voted to do away...
March 18, 2016 - 3:17pm
March 17, 2016
Change to buffer bill passes Senate committee
ST. PAUL — Changes in Minnesota's year-old law requiring vegetative buffers received approval of a Senate committee Wednesday. Over objections of environmental groups, a Senate agriculture committee on a split voice vote moved Sen. Rod Skoe's bill to extend until 2025 the time...
March 17, 2016 - 8:58am
March 16, 2016
Legislators to revisit 'buffer strip' law in Senate committee
ST. PAUL — A key water-quality initiative of Gov. Mark Dayton last year — vegetative buffer strips along streams and drainage ditches — is returning for an encore performance at the Capitol in St. Paul this week. On Wednesday, a Senate committee will hold a hearing...
March 16, 2016 - 11:30am
March 11, 2016
City of Morris approves plans for $14 million water treatment plant
MORRIS — On Tuesday, the Morris City Council approved plans for a new $14 million water treatment plant and voted to seek bids on the...
March 11, 2016 - 3:49pm
Bids come in low for planned Oregon Avenue project
MORRIS — City of Morris officials are pleased with low bids for an improvement project on Oregon Avenue planned for this summer. Engineers estimated the construction costs for the project would be about $2.2 million, but bids reviewed by the Morris City Council this week came...
March 11, 2016 - 3:13pm
March 4, 2016
Transportation, taxes, bonding issues to watch in session
MORRIS — Transportation, taxes, and bonding are the three key areas Rep. Jeff Backer and Sen. Torrey Westrom believe will be covered in...
March 4, 2016 - 3:28pm
Stevens County seeks bids for paving CSAH 1 north of Hancock
MORRIS — On Tuesday, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners voted to advertise for bids on the second phase of a project to improve County State Aid Highway 1 north of Hancock The bid is for 4.8 miles of bituminous paving and aggregate shouldering on CSAH 1 between Highway...
March 4, 2016 - 10:27am
March 1, 2016
Spring load restrictions in effect in Stevens County
The Minnesota Department of Transportation’s ending date for winter load increases in the Central Frost Zone, including Stevens County, was Monday, Feb. 29. The start date for spring load restrictions in the Southeast, Metro and Central Frost Zones is also Feb. 29. Winter load...
March 1, 2016 - 2:09pm
February 27, 2016
City asks for new bids on Pomme de Terre Park project
MORRIS — The Morris City Council voted Tuesday to have new bids drawn up for a project to renovate the shelter at Pomme de Terre Park. City Manager Blaine Hill recommended rebidding the project after a mistake by the architects meant the low bidder wouldn't be able to complete...
February 27, 2016 - 5:58am
Editorial: It is time to invest in LGA for rural Minnesota
One of the top issues for rural Minnesota in the 2016 Legislature will be the issue of Local Government Aid. There likely will be a showdown on the LGA issue between Gov. Mark Dayton and the DFL-controlled Senate versus the Republican-controlled House. With a projected $1.2 billion...
February 27, 2016 - 5:47am
February 21, 2016
Stevens County Commissioners seek grant to demolish empty Hancock building
On Tuesday, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners instructed County Coordinator Becky Young to apply for a grant that could help pay for demolition of the old Owl’s Nest building in downtown Hancock. During the discussion, county Coordinator Becky Young offered an overview...
February 21, 2016 - 7:08am
February 17, 2016
Stevens County increases garbage rates for city, rural and commercial customers
Stevens County residents and business will be paying more for garbage disposal services in order to free up funding to subsidize the county's single-sort recycling program. On Tuesday, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners authorized Engebretson Sanitary Disposal to increase...
February 17, 2016 - 5:20am
February 16, 2016
Minnesota railroads safer, transportation funding undecided as session approaches
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's railroads are becoming safer, railroad officials and legislative transportation leaders agree. The state's four...
February 16, 2016 - 11:31am
February 5, 2016
Chokio packed for discussion on environment, buffer strips
A controversial bill passed during the last legislative session that requires buffer strips along public waters and public ditches "stopped...
February 5, 2016 - 4:26pm
Free radon testing kits available in Stevens County through HRA
MORRIS — Any community resident who would like to test their home for radon can get a free testing kit from the Stevens County Housing and Redevelopment Authority. Alice Strand, housing specialist with the Stevens County HRA, told the Stevens County Board of Commissioners on...
February 5, 2016 - 8:39am