Snow and ice can form a deadly combination for motorists in northern Minnesota, and among those helping to minimize the dangers are the local, county and state highway departments. Saturday, April 3, 2021
BACKUS - Cass County Health, Human, and Veterans Services continues to administer COVID-19 vaccines, with 100% administration of allocated doses to eligible recipients both within 72 hours and within 7 days, meeting benchmarks set by the state, reported public health nurses Jamie Richter and Gina Zubke. Saturday, April 10, 2021
BACKUS-Claims processed were showing increasing annual trends but there was a sharp decrease during 2020 due to added COVID-19 concerns and obstacles, Cass County officials reported. Friday, March 19, 2021
BACKUS-Calls to the Cass County Sheriff's Office were down in 2020, Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch said, mainly due to COVID-19 and stay at home orders.
Burch, who presented the 2020 annual report to the county board Tuesday, March 16, said there were a total of 19,492 initial complaint reports filed in 2020, which was down 2,957 reports than the previous year. Friday, March 19, 2021
BACKUS - Cass County will offer six half-day household hazardous waste collection sites throughout the county this coming summer. Environmental Services Director John Ringle shared at the Tuesday, March 16 Cass County Board meeting. Friday, March 19, 2021
BACKUS - Cass County started the process of establishing its own gravel pits to be used for county needs.
At the Cass County Board's Tuesday, March 2 meeting, County Administrator Josh Stevenson led the discussion of beginning the process for county gravel pits to be established in section three of Pine River Township and section 19 of Walden Township. Friday, March 5, 2021
BACKUS - Cass County will continue to disperse COVID-19 relief fund grants to area business and organizations.
County Administrator Josh Stevenson presented the consent agenda with a request to pull and discuss the COVID-19 relief grant applications at the regular board of commissioners meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16. Wednesday, February 17, 2021
BACKUS - COVID-19 vaccine in Cass County is being distributed as it becomes available, but currently the allocation has been limited, county officials said.
About 14.3% of Cass County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, public health nurses Jamie Richter and Gina Zubke informed the Cass County Board at its Tuesday, Feb. 16, meeting. Wednesday, February 17, 2021
BACKUS - Cass County Chief Financial Officer Sandra Norikane presented her annual Auditor-Treasurer Department report for 2020 at the Tuesday, Feb. 16, Cass County Board meeting. Wednesday, February 17, 2021