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January 3, 2018
Cass County Board: Commissioners adopt buffer ordinance in line with state laws
WALKER—Cass County Board adopted a county buffer ordinance Tuesday to meet the newer state laws requiring a vegetative buffer between cultivated...
January 3, 2018 - 9:30am
November 8, 2017
Cass County Board: Cass explores online permitting
WALKER—Environmental Services Director John Ringle obtained Cass County Board approval Tuesday to spend up to $9,608.20 to hire Pro-West & Associates to analyze what will be needed to enable people to apply for zoning permits online. Ringle said electronic permitting other counties...
November 8, 2017 - 2:00am
October 19, 2017
Cass County Board: First steps taken toward buffer ordinance
BACKUS—Cass County Board took first steps Tuesday toward adopting a local Buffer Law Ordinance to manage vegetative buffers along the edge of farm fields, which abut waterways. Cass County Soil and Water Conservation District Board approved the proposed ordinance at an Oct....
October 19, 2017 - 6:30am
September 29, 2017
Cass County Board: Land reclassifications gain approval
WOODROW TOWNSHIP—Cass County commissioners approved several land reclassifications at their meeting Tuesday night in Woodrow Township, east of Hackensack. A 12.7-acre site in Section 27 of Walden Township, formerly part of an 80-acre parcel, was reclassified from agriculture/forestry...
September 29, 2017 - 2:44pm
July 20, 2017
Cass County Board: Zoning permits on the rise in 2017
FAIRVIEW TOWNSHIP—Cass County issued 15.7 percent more zoning permits the first half of 2017 compared with 2016, according to Environmental Services Director John Ringle. The department issued 795 permits this year, up from 670 in 2016, Ringle told the Cass County Board Tuesday...
July 20, 2017 - 4:30am
June 24, 2017
Cass County Board: County departments in good shape at halfway point of 2017
BACKUS — Cass County's spending has run in the first half of this year about as the 2017 budget projected, according to Sandra Norikane, chief financial officer. Some departments are a little over. This is offset by some being a little under budget, Norikane said. County commissioners,...
June 24, 2017 - 4:30am
June 22, 2017
Cass County Board: County to take up enforcement of buffer law
BOY LAKE—Cass County Board voted Tuesday night to assume enforcement of the state agricultural buffer law rather than to have Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources do so. The 2017 Legislature extended the compliance start time to this fall. It requires permanent vegetation...
June 22, 2017 - 5:30am
June 8, 2017
Cass County Board: Capital improvement plan approved
WALKER — Cass County commissioners approved, after getting no response from the public Tuesday, their five-year capital improvement plan....
June 8, 2017 - 7:00am
May 18, 2017
Cass County Board: Access changes to Shingobee Island discussed
LONGVILLE—Cass County commissioners approved two preliminary steps Tuesday toward realigning access onto Shingobee Island and toward adding...
May 18, 2017 - 11:00am
Cass County Board: 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...
May 18, 2017 - 5:30am
April 20, 2017
Cass County Board: As county recycling increases, so does cost to manage it
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. The county meets or exceeds most years a state requirement...
April 20, 2017 - 5:20am
March 23, 2017
Cass County Board: County won't deviate from state standards with Sunday liquor law
BACKUS—Cass County will not require any additional licenses or deviate from the state-set hours of operation when the new, statewide Sunday...
March 23, 2017 - 6:00am
March 7, 2017
Cass County Board: Shoreland alteration permits decline
WALKER—While the overall number of land use permits Cass County issued in 2016 dropped by 139 from 2015, that drop largely was due to the fact 151 fewer shoreland alteration permits were issued. John Ringle, environmental services director, said shoreline ice damage was much...
March 7, 2017 - 10:37pm
January 4, 2017
Cass County Board: Further changes to guest cottage zoning ordinances proposed
WALKER—Cass County's recent zoning ordinance revision on guest cottages and guest quarters already has presented some problems, Environmental Services Director John Ringle reported Tuesday to the county board. He proposed and the county board proceeded with calling for hearings...
January 4, 2017 - 2:23pm
November 1, 2016
Cass County Board: Foreclosures decline, new building increases in county
BACKUS—Cass County officials reported a continuation of declining property foreclosures and increased property sales, along with increasing new construction. Assessor Mark Peterson reported seven foreclosures in the third quarter this year, compared with 12 in 2015, 21 in 2014...
November 1, 2016 - 10:06pm