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By Jean Ruzicka email@example.com The Akeley Council is considering a proposal to adopt the Minnesota Building Code. The city currently issues permits for new structures ($100), additions and outbuildings ($50) and fences ($25) with $225 realized by the city last year, clerk- treasurer Sebrina Hegg reports. But no Minnesota Building Code is in place. The city has been reluctant in the past to adopt the building code and inspections, fearing it would quash development, Hegg said.
By Jean Ruzicka firstname.lastname@example.org Nevis will renew the law enforcement services agreement with the Hubbard County sheriff’s department for the next three years, the council agreed this week. Sheriff Cory Aukes attended the meeting, explaining the $73,034 amount for 2015 is the same as the previous year’s, but the sum for services, including wages and benefits, will increase 3 percent per year in 2016 and 2017, $75,225 and $77,482, respectively. Josh Oswald serves as Nevis’ deputy. The department recently purchased a new squad at $41,000, Aukes reminded the council and pa
By Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise Firefighters from Park Rapids, Nevis and the Eastern Hubbard County Fire District underwent training Saturday on extricating students in the event of a school bus...
By Jean Ruzicka email@example.com Hubbard County Commissioners have scheduled two public hearings on the proposed county sales tax to fund road projects. The first will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 in the courthouse board room, the second to be held at 7 p.m.
By Jean Ruzicka firstname.lastname@example.org Dorset restaurant owners Rick and Laura Kempnich have announced they will not be rebuilding after the September fire that destroyed Compañeros and Dorset House. “After six months of up and down, agonizing every day and every night, we have made a decision,” Rick Kempnich wrote in an email Monday. “We have decided to start actively trying to find someone else who will want to build a restaurant in Dorset.” Kempnich expressed gratitude for the “support and caring and friendship” expressed by the legions who have patronized the iconic eater
By Jean Ruzicka email@example.com Tuesday, March 10, townships will hold annual meetings. The annual meeting is a gathering of the town residents, not the town board.
By Jean Ruzicka firstname.lastname@example.org Hubbard County Commissioners learned the Local Water Plan Task Force is taking a hard look at forest land being converted to agricultural use. The discussion stems from large amounts of land now being made available through Potlatch, the possible sale of school trust land and the sale of county land, which is happening in Cass and Wadena counties, said Julie Kingsley, district manager of the Soil and Water Conservation Department. Kingsley told commissioners the task force has developed “action items” for the concerns. These include: n
By Jean Ruzicka email@example.com Just which ATV club will maintain Round River Drive, an 85-mile trail in the Paul Bunyan State Forest area, continues in the discussion phase, the Department of Natural Resources hoping to engage both the Paul Bunyan Trailriders and the Timberland Dirt Devils. DNR representatives met with the clubs separately Friday in an attempt to assuage differences and reach an agreement. “We want both clubs to be involved,” Lance Crandall, Dist. 2 Parks and Trails supervisor reported.
By Jean Ruzicka firstname.lastname@example.org Ospreys will return this spring to discover a new penthouse suite on the Highway 34 pole. Thanks to Park Rapids Cub Scout Pack 58, who constructed the platform, and Great River Energy, who was granted permission to relocate the nest a year ago, ospreys will have new digs. Christine Herwig, a Department of Natural Resources nongame specialist, explained this osprey nest is not an exception.
BY JEAN RUZICKA email@example.com Fire up the taste buds! Chili chefs are creating pots of original concoctions to raise funds for the Hubbard County Food Shelf – and satisfy appetites...