by Joni Astrup Associate Editor An outside review of some cases involving internal personnel investigations in Sherburne County has concluded they were handled properly. Commissioner Felix Schmiesing had asked for a review to determine if internal investigations were handled consistently from a broad policy standpoint, according to County Administrator Steve Taylor. Taylor hired Scott Lepak, [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A local program has seen some success recycling car seats. There were 290 car seats collected locally in 2013 — the equivalent of 2,610 pounds of trash, according to Mark Lees, community health coordinator for Sherburne County. Lees said they work with the Recycling Association of Minnesota to take apart [...]
The results of a community health assessment are in and now it’s time for the public to react. The public health division of Sherburne County Health and Human Services conducted the survey of residents in early 2014. The results provide the foundation for improving and promoting the health of a community, according to county officials. [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Sherburne County saw an uptick in home building in 2013, after several years of stagnant growth. There were 231 single-family homes built in the county last year, up from 140 a year earlier, according to the Sherburne County Building and Estimated Population Report. “Based on past performance over the last [...]
Sherburne County Commissioner Bruce Anderson of Elk River will be joined by his colleague, Commissioner John Riebel of Becker, at a meeting at the Elk River American Legion, 525 Railroad Dr. Riebel’s district includes part of Elk River. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 1. The public is invited to attend.
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Space heaters, snow shovels, jumper cables, lock de-icers and even things like puzzles have been big sellers at Johnson’s Hardware Hank in Zimmerman, as people deal with a cold and snowy winter. Man’s best friend is being taken care of as well. “We’re almost all sold out on doggie boots, [...]
Three years ago, after years of recognizing a need for mentoring in the region, Sherburne County Health and Human Services was awarded nearly half a million dollars from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs to develop the Mentors Inspiring Success Program. The goal of this program is to work with children at risk [...]
by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer Sherburne County is putting an economic development specialist in office at the Government Center in a move that officials expect actually will save the county several thousand dollars next year. County Assessor Dan Weber, who joined the county in Elk River in early 2012, will use his knowledge of property, [...]