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home : cass county news May 26, 2017

Howe hired as assistant county engineer
LONGVILLE - Cass County Board voted to hire Joshua Howe as the new assistant county engineer
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Crooked Lake Township property owners become a road ambassador
The Crooked Lake Township Emergency Management Planning Team is seeking property owners who would be available during storms or other emergencies as a point of receiving and providing information for your local neighbors.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

County departments honor Memorial Day
The Cass County Courthouse, Health, Human, & Veteran Services, the Cass County Highway Department, and the Cass County Land Department will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. Please note the following office will be open: The Sheriff's Department.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Access changes to Shingobee Island discussed
LONGVILLE-Cass County commissioners approved two preliminary steps Tuesday toward realigning access onto Shingobee Island and toward adding the long-closed restaurant back onto the island's community sewer system.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

120,000 new tree seedlings expected to be planted this year
LONGVILLE-Cass County has planted 2.6 million tree seedlings since 2002.

The county board approved planting 126,720 seedlings this year during its regular second meeting of the month, held this month at Longville City Hall. The commissioners will hold the second meeting each month through September at a city or town hall.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

High wind warnings added to alert system this summer
WALKER-Cass County will join neighboring counties and Leech Lake Reservation this summer in warning people about high wind events as well as approaching tornadoes.
Sunday, May 7, 2017

Cass Auditor-treasurer presents annual report to Board
WALKER-More people do business with Cass County electronically today than in the past, but the Auditor-Treasurer office saw an uptick in telephone calls during the election year in 2016.

Auditor-Treasurer Sharon Anderson presented her annual report to the county board Tuesday.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Cass County Board: Recycling costs increase with use
BACKUS-It costs Cass County about twice as much to get rid of recyclables as it does its garbage, Environmental Services Director John Ringle told the county board Tuesday as he presented the 2016 solid waste annual report.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Logging prices expected to stay high this year
BACKUS-Land Commissioner Kirk Titus said he expects prices loggers pay the county to cut timber on county owned and managed land will stay higher in 2017.

He presented his annual report to the county board Tuesday.

Historically, Cass County has sold more aspen tree tracts for cutting than any other tree species. This mainly was because the county had many mature and over mature aspen stands.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Juvenile justice program focus of Cass Board presentation
BACKUS-Cass County Probation Director Jim Schneider described for the county board Tuesday Minnesota's effort to minimize the number of juveniles ending up in the state's correctional system.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cass Commissioners authorize bat study in Hackensack, Remer
BACKUS-Cass County commissioners authorized a six-person research team to study on county managed land where and in what type of trees bats roost at sites near Hackensack and Remer.

Minnesota DNR, University of Minnesota Duluth, the Natural Resource Research Institute and the U.S. Forest Service will conduct the study.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Camp Ripley gearing up for busy summer
BACKUS-Lt. Col. Chad Sackett, Camp Ripley deputy garrison commander, gave his annual report Tuesday to Cass County commissioners on activities at Camp Ripley, which covers 53,000 acres from Pillager to just north of Little Falls.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Jail inmates to be tracked electronically
WALKER-Sheriff Tom Burch and Lt. Chris Thompson informed Cass County commissioners Tuesday about three new contracted services the sheriff will use.
Saturday, April 8, 2017

County revenue from Chippewa National forest at 5-year high
WALKER-Cass County Highway Department and school districts located within the Chippewa National Forest receive an annual allocation from revenue the forest generates.
Saturday, April 8, 2017

Cass Board amends, approves Remer construction project contracts
WALKER-Cass County commissioners Tuesday awarded a contract to the lowest of three bidders, Dechantal Excavating, for $88,294.55 to clear trees along County State Aid Highway 77.
Saturday, April 8, 2017

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