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Building project cost near $1 million

May 5, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

The cost of renovating the jail’s second floor into office space is creeping to the $1 million mark and beyond even after commissioners tried to scale back the project to under $800,000. Continue Reading

Questioning of variances continues from COLA

April 18, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Friction between Hubbard County’s Board of Adjustment and members of COLA is getting to be such a regular staple at monthly meetings, there should be a spot on the agenda for it.
Monday was yet another example. Continue Reading

Bathroom meetings don’t reflect well on the county

April 7, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Steve Peloquin sometimes meets clients by the urinal in the men’s bathroom of the Hubbard County Courthouse, unless their gender presents obstacles to entrance. Continue Reading

County rejects library plea for funds

April 7, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Due to a glitch in the budgeting process, the Kitchigami Regional Library System got fewer dollars than it was expecting for 2012. Continue Reading

County working to increase timber sales in summer

March 28, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Hubbard County Land Commissioner Mark Lohmeier said Monday he would re-evaluate the county’s position and look into improving summer timber sales. Continue Reading

Board shelves mini-truck ordinance for now

March 24, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Hubbard County’s proposed mini-truck ordinance allowing the small pickups on county and township roads has been tabled. Continue Reading

Board of Adjustment lifts variance restrictions on Belle Taine home lot

March 21, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

The Hubbard County Board of Adjustment voted Monday to remove variance conditions on a Lake Belle Taine lot when the owner purchased more land to bring it into compliance. Continue Reading

Hubbard County Jail report shows cost savings

March 14, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Nearly 1,000 inmates came through the booking room of the Hubbard County jail in 2011. Continue Reading

Elections getting more complicated, pricey for townships

March 10, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Redistricting, annexation, ballot secrecy and the cost of holding elections have become fairly familiar themes for the Hubbard County board.
To date, county board districts have not been redrawn, but that could change. Continue Reading

School trust land management discussed in both chambers

March 10, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Two bills pending on each side of the Minnesota Legislature could potentially strip Hubbard County of nearly $19,000 in revenues from school trust lands. Continue Reading