Government

By Daniel E. McGonigle General Manager The Caledonia Argus   The county has provided a court appointed attorney for those defendants who need one. This is a service they’ve offered for the past 10 years. “It is a good way to save money,” said Court Administrator Darlene Larson. “It is different from a public defender.” [...]

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By Daniel E. McGonigle General Manager The Caledonia Argus   Don Nelson, area wildlife supervisor with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, came before the Houston County Board to secure a resolution authorizing the DNR to move forward with the purchase of 287 acres of land. Once the DNR takes possession of the land, the [...]

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By Daniel E. McGonigle General Manager The Caledonia Argus   The filings for open offices closed on June 3 in Houston County. Those individuals who filed with the County Auditor are:   County Commissioner  District 2: Eric Johnson Justin Zmyewski   County Commissioner  District 4 Ken Tschumper Teresa Walter   County Auditor Char Meiners   [...]

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By Craig Mooregead For the Caledonia Argus   Houston County commissioners voted to amend their “public comment” policy on May 27. Complaints about county employees will no longer be allowed, and video recording of meetings will only be permitted from behind the presenter desk and to the side of the room. A third suggestion, that [...]

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By Craig Moorehead For the Caledonia Argus   Even though an engineer’s report on the condition of the historic Houston County Jail is not complete, indications are that the building is still structurally sound, personnel/facilities director Tess Arrick-Kruger reported last week. Speaking to county commissioners on May 13, Arrick-Kruger said that the recently flood-drenched structure [...]

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