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Morris City Council works to create better communication

There are many forms of government in our cities. Some of the most common are Mayor-Council, Council-Manager, Commission or Town meeting. Each has good and bad results. Several years ago the City of Morris adopted a charter that included having a Council-Manager form or government.  The council-manager form includes a city manager with an elected …

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Declining water levels in parts of state affecting boat launches and retrievals

Low water levels, resulting from below-average rainfall in much of the southern third of Minnesota in June and July, are making boat launching and retrieval challenging at many lakes and rivers, especially in the Twin Cities metro area.  When water levels decline, less of the boat ramp is underwater, which reduces the length of the …

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Duncan Family recognized as a 2022 “U of M Farm Family”

University of Minnesota Extension News Release The Brett and Heather Duncan family of rural Hancock has been named Stevens County’s “2022 Farm Family of the Year” by the University of Minnesota. The Duncan family has farmed in Stevens County since 1917 when Walter and Nellie Duncan purchased the southwest quarter of Moore Township section 4. …

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