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June 8, 2009
UPDATE: Commissioners vote to halt jail project
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune The Stevens County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to pursue a building and renovation project that does not include immediate construction of a 20-cell jail. The controversial project now will include a substantial remodeling of the 53-year-old...
June 8, 2009 - 12:12pm
June 3, 2009
New law means Kandiyohi jail revenue to fall
By Carolyn Lange West Central Tribune WILLMAR -- Starting in July, the state will be boarding fewer prisoners in the Kandiyohi County Jail.
June 3, 2009 - 12:22pm
May 19, 2009
County board approves sale of jail bonds
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune The Stevens County Board of Commissioners voted to sell bonds that could be used to finance jail-related expenses in the county's $15 million building and renovation project. The vote to move ahead with the sale comes a week after the commissioners voted...
May 19, 2009 - 3:53pm
May 12, 2009
County advisory panel completes work
By Philip Drown The Stevens County Building Project Study Committee met for the final time last Monday, concluding ten weeks of intensive meetings to exchange information and discuss issues surrounding the proposed $15 million courthouse remodel and jail project. After responding...
May 12, 2009 - 9:00am
May 5, 2009
Advisory panel reviews building options
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune Stevens County's building advisory committee reviewed two alternatives to the $15 million plan the county commissioners approved last summer and came under fire from opponents last fall. Instructed to develop two options, neither of which includes immediate...
May 5, 2009 - 5:09pm
April 28, 2009
Advisory panel compares sheriff's, group's jail budget estimates
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune The Stevens County's building advisory committee reviewed jail budget figures with one sheriff and received words of caution from a retired sheriff and a Traverse County commissioner at its meeting Monday. The Stevens County Citizens/County Board Facilities...
April 28, 2009 - 6:52pm
April 21, 2009
Panel reviews financial impact of county building project
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune The Stevens County building advisory panel heard plenty of numbers at its meeting Monday night, but the members left the two-hour session wanting more. The Stevens County Citizens/County Board Facilities Project Advisory Committee met with county Assessor...
April 21, 2009 - 4:14pm
April 17, 2009
City Planning Commission to review variances
The City of Morris Planning Commission will review variance requests from Stevens County for its building and renovation project on April 21. The county is seeking variances and a street vacation related to its $15 million courthouse renovation and construction of a jail and law...
April 17, 2009 - 6:37pm
April 10, 2009
Advisory committee's facilitator resigns
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune The panel reviewing Stevens County's building proposal will have to continue without its facilitator. Deb Hengel, of Elbow Lake, resigned her position after learning that her oldest daughter was killed in a car crash Thursday near Olivia. Hengel, a professional...
April 10, 2009 - 11:58am
April 7, 2009
Jail committee discusses future with judges, DOC experts
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune The panel reviewing Stevens County's $15 million building plan met with judges and present and past officials of...
April 7, 2009 - 4:31pm
County to seek alternatives to jail
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune Stevens County will formally seek alternatives to its planned building project that do not include construction of a jail. The county Board of Commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday requesting that its project consultants, Klein McCarthy Architects...
April 7, 2009 - 1:35pm
Inmates from flood zone give county jail a revenue boost
The Hubbard County Correctional Center got some much-needed good news, in the form of Clay County inmates. A bus carrying 28 prisoners arrived March 27 from the flooded county. The inmates may stay as long as "three to four weeks," jail administrator Sherri Klasen told the Hubbard...
April 7, 2009 - 4:38am
March 30, 2009
Building advisory meeting postponed
The Stevens County Citizens/County Board Facilities Project Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, March 30, has been postponed because due to the threat of an impending blizzard. The panel was to meet with representatives of Klein McCarthy Architects and Contegrity, the...
March 30, 2009 - 11:15am
March 27, 2009
Douglas County Board sells bonds for jail
"Today was a good day to sell bonds." That's what Todd Hagen from Ehlers and Associates told the Douglas County commissioners at their regular board meeting Tuesday morning. Ehlers and Associates is the independent financial advisory firm in charge of selling bonds for the Douglas...
March 27, 2009 - 9:56am
March 25, 2009
City turns down taxpayers committee request
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune The Morris City Council will not take action on a resolution asking the city to oppose Stevens County's building plans. According to City Manager Blaine Hill, Morris Mayor Sheldon Giese received a letter from the Stevens County Taxpayers Committee requesting...
March 25, 2009 - 2:27pm