Pine Cone Press-Citizen | Longville, MN
weather sponsored by


Advanced Search
search sponsored by


Local News
Cass County News
Sports
Obituaries
Events
Letters to the Editor
Reader Submissions
Classifieds
Outdoors
Community Links
School News
City Council Minutes
Opinion
Legal Notices
Get Connected In Longville
Photo Gallery
Life
Extras
Contact Us



GuidepointNew

home : cass county news : cass county news
October 28, 2020

9/24/2020 2:50:00 PM
Cass County Board: Peterson, Bruns to serve on Deep Portage Committee
By Kyndra Johnson, Cass Corespondent


WILSON TOWNSHIP - Commissioners Jeff Peterson and Scott Bruns will represent the Cass County Board on a new Campus Committee of the Deep Portage Foundation. Peterson and Bruns were appointed at the Tuesday, Sept. 15 county board meeting. The purpose of this committee is to address repairs that have been recently identified at Deep Portage Environmental Learning Center and report back to the board with recommendations. Deep Portage has identified some repairs and updates that need to be addressed, but due to COVID-19, they are unable to finance these repairs. In a typical year Deep Portage has an income of approximately $800,000 but this year they have only earned about $900. Deep Portage is using their reserves and is requesting help from the county to pay for these necessary repairs.

Renee Lukkason, Cass County Health, Human and Veterans Services, requested the board approve the notice of intent to terminate the current agreement between Morrison, Todd and Wadena community health boards and Cass County Community Health Board for the Nurse Family Partnership Program effective Nov. 1. This request is due to the implementation of a new home visitation model that is being implemented. The new program will have more flexibility for first-time mothers by allowing them to enroll up to eight weeks after the baby is born. With this program it will continue to provide home visits for low-income first-time mothers, and will continue these visits for the first two years after the baby is born.

In other business, the county board:

Adopted a resolution for an emergency declaration for the Aug. 14 storm that caused significant public property damage with township roads being washed out and numerous trees blocking roadways.

Adopted a resolution approving the Minnesota Department of Transportation grant agreement Local Road Improvement Program funds on the construction of the roundabout at County State Aid Highway 1 and County State Aid Highway 44.

Approved a memorandum of understanding with the city of Longville for the city work on County State Aid Highway 5.

The next meetings are as follows: Cass County Association of Townships fall conference, 8 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, via ZOOM meeting, commissioner's board meeting, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the Land Department Room in Backus and commissioner's board meeting, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Land Department Meeting Room in Backus .


LAPS




Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Site Sponsors
 •  Call Lakeland Promotions 218-363-1000 for all your ad specialty needs









Hackensack Lumber
Woodland Insurance
Stepping Stones
Lott Excavating
Life

Pine Cone Press-Citizen • PO Box 401 • Longville, MN 56655 • Phone: 218-363-2002

Software © 1998-2020 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved