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Grassroots government takes spotlight on Tuesday

March 7, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Grassroots government needs a little tending next Tuesday. It’s township election time.
Eighteen of the 20 townships in Douglas County will hold elections and annual meetings on March 12. Brandon and Miltona townships hold their elections in the fall but will still have meetings. Continue Reading

Townships could get open meetings exemption

February 26, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE Township boards are one step from final legislative passage of a bill that gives them a special exemption from South Dakota’s open-meetings laws, and that could come this afternoon in the state Senate.
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Association honors area men’s services

January 31, 2013 in The Daily Republic

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Grand Forks committee OKs Shadyridge bridge

September 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks Township is one step closer to building a single-lane bridge on Shadyridge Court, an area south of the city that is often cutoff during spring floods.
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N.D. attorney general: Rye Township officials violated open-meeting la

March 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The ruling states that the commission for the Grand Forks County township failed to provide adequate notice of a meeting, held Nov. 1, 2011, to inspect the site of a proposed home before issuing a building permit. Continue Reading

Township voters go to the polls Tuesday

March 8, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

Castle Rock clerk Jane Bistodeau could have a long day next Tuesday.
She’ll be overseeing the most active township election race in this part of Dakota County, as three Castle Rock residents are vying for one seat on the township board of supervisors. Continue Reading

Little competition in township elections

January 19, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

Incumbents in Castle Rock, Empire and Eureka will all run unopposed in the March 13 township board of supervisors elections.
The only contested race expected in the ara will be in Castle Rock, for a three-year term currently held by Mark Molitor. Molitor has chosen not to seek reelection. Continue Reading

Little competition in township elections

January 19, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

Incumbents in Castle Rock, Empire and Eureka will all run unopposed in the March 13 township board of supervisors elections.
The only contested race expected in the ara will be in Castle Rock, for a three-year term currently held by Mark Molitor. Molitor has chosen not to seek reelection. Continue Reading

‘A definite “oops”‘: Anoka County township’s planned centennial celebration 38 years too late

January 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Consider any parade that might have accompanied Linwood Township’s 2012 centennial celebration as officially rained on. Continue Reading

LNorth Dakota land board OKs grants for townships impacted by oil boom

December 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota officials approved $2 million worth of grants for oil-impacted townships Thursday and began discussing how $60 million in additional impact grants will be distributed. Continue Reading