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Relay raises $72,500 so far (with video)
Morris Area board sets proposed project referendum date
Helping the garden grow
Officers on leave after shooting in Willmar, Minn.
McFeely: Is Michele Bachmann dipping her toe in Minnesota governor race?
Junior Legion: Morris falls to elimination bracket
Sunny skies for annual Marv Meyer Fun Run
Legion Baseball: Hancock eliminated from sub-district playoffs
Zosel heads to USF for golf
Amateur Baseball: Morris takes Stevens County with win at Hancock
Robert O. Hubbard
Letter to the editor: Second amendment not under attack
Colorful crew tosses candy July 4
Stevens County Times Editorial: Take care of your lawn
Letter to the editor: Contact Senate about healthcare bill
Letter to the editor: Happy July 4
Dairy hosts Open House
WROC's Features from the Farm: Research on industrial hemp
Taking a break from ag work
Weather dictating pace of spring field work
Growing for the future
June 30, 2009
County debates holding rooms, space needs of new facility
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune Stevens County's Board of Commissioners and law enforcement talked through details of the county's building project, with the primary concern being how to manage the facility's holding rooms. The commissioners, Sheriff Randy Willis and other county officials...
June 30, 2009 - 5:56pm
June 23, 2009
Music teacher layoff stands despite public appeal to board
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune The Morris Area School Board voted to maintain a half-position reduction in the district's music department. Supporters made a case for reinstituting the half-time position on Monday at the board's meeting in Morris City Council chambers. However, the...
June 23, 2009 - 4:49pm
June 22, 2009
School board appears ready to ask for levy renewal
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune Morris Area School District voters could be asked this fall or in 2010 to renew an operating levy that expires after the 2011-2012 school year. The district School Board discussed the issue at its meeting Monday at the Morris City Council chambers. The...
June 22, 2009 - 11:53pm
May 19, 2009
School board approves staff reductions, cuts
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune The Morris Area School Board voted to reduce three teaching positions and eliminate another two part-time spots to...
May 19, 2009 - 4:02pm
May 18, 2009
A house divided?
About 75 people gathered Monday evening for a continuation of the drama that is the Frazee-Vergas School Board. Between accusations between board members, a resignation and a one-person picket, not much business was actually conducted -- but audience members had plenty to see. They...
May 18, 2009 - 4:28am
May 15, 2009
STEVENS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Regular Meeting Monday, May 19, 2009 9 a.m. AGENDA 1. 9:00 a.m. Convene. · Approve Minutes of May 5, 2009, Regular Meeting. · Human Services Director Joanie Murphy: Human Services Agenda. 2. 9:30 a.m. County Coordinator Jim Thoreen:...
May 15, 2009 - 3:09pm
April 16, 2009
Frazee-Vergas school board member tries to clear air, stopped due to possible data privacy issues
When Frazee-Vergas School Board member Steve Jepson asked to be added to the board's agenda Monday evening, no one knew the drama it would cause a couple hours into the meeting. Jepson requested that he be added to the communications report portion of the agenda, stating he had some...
April 16, 2009 - 4:54am
March 24, 2009
Advisory panel, county officials tour Renville County's jail
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune The committee reviewing Stevens County's building project got a good look at what the jail portion might look like...
March 24, 2009 - 5:05pm
February 27, 2009
From the Echo Press: Economy, jail plans leave Douglas County officials nervous
By Mike Enright Alexandria Echo Press Douglas County took a shaky step forward this week in its long path toward a new jail, as mounting worries over the deepening recession threaten to derail the project. In what was expected to be a routine measure, county commissioners on Tuesday...
February 27, 2009 - 4:44pm
February 20, 2009
County hit with $20,000 sales tax bill
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune Stevens County was presented with what County Attorney Charles Glasrud called a "$20,000 surprise" at the county board's meeting Tuesday. A Minnesota Department of Revenue sales tax review showed the county owes $19,832 in sales tax not collected between...
February 20, 2009 - 4:53pm
February 14, 2009
Taxpayers present their side of jail debate
By Sue Dieter Sun Tribune More than 500 people were at the Morris National Guard Armory on Thursday night to hear views on Stevens County's...
February 14, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
School board gives final approval to OPEB bonds
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune The Morris Area School District will put bonds up for sale to take care of its post-employment benefit liabilities. The board voted unanimously at its meeting Monday night to adopt the bonding option, which it first approved in September 2008 through a...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
January 24, 2009
County votes to replace aging 911 ambulance
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune Stevens County will buy a new ambulance to replace a unit that sports a computer system the service's director called a "ticking bomb." The county Board of Commissioners approved a request by Rick Wagner to purchase a new primary 911 vehicle. Wagner is...
January 24, 2009 - 12:00am
January 21, 2009
County approves bond sale for building project
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune The Stevens County Board of Commissioners approved beginning final design documents and selling bonds for a $15 million...
January 21, 2009 - 12:00am
January 15, 2009
Cyrus Board reorganizes
Jeff Pring was elected chairman of the Cyrus School Board and Jerry Carlson was elected vice-chair during the Board's annual re-organizational...
January 15, 2009 - 12:00am