The Regional Report: Morrison County recognizes jailer for saving inmate’s life

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Helping to save an inmate’s life led to a Life Saving Award for a Morrison County jailer, the Morrison County Record reported March 1.

Carrie Herman, who’s worked at the Morrison County Jail for 19 years, intervened in a crisis involving an inmate who was threatening to jump from an upstairs railing. Herman slowly approached the inmate and said she asked for permission with each step she took until she was close. The inmate eventually stepped down from the railing and allowed Herman to escort him to safety.


A Crosby collector will be featured on “American Pickers” at 8 p.m. Monday, March 9, the Crosby-Ironton Courier reported Wednesday, March 4.

Buildings owned by Gene Foote and family were “picked” for antiques by hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz when the show visited the area this fall.


After hearing further explanation from county officials, the Nisswa City Council agreed to share costs of a road improvement project scheduled for this year, the Echo Journal reported Thursday, March 5.


The council previously rejected the agreement, feeling the cost to the city was too high. County Engineer Tim Bray explained the costs the city would cover were solely related to the installation of a pedestrian trail at the same time as reconstruction work at the intersection of Highway 371 and county highways 13 and 77. A trail, Bray said, was considered an “extra” or “add-on” to the project, meaning the city was responsible. The city’s portion totaled $180,875.


To meet demand, the Staples-Motley School District would need as many as 265 additional day care slots, the Staples World reported Wednesday, March 4.

These were the findings of a study by First Children’s Finance. Of that total, 154 were needed in the Staples ZIP code, and 59 were needed in the Motley ZIP code. Staples Economic Development Director Melissa Rademacher said the organization continues to evaluate how it might spend grant dollars directed toward improving access to child care.

— Compiled by Chelsey Perkins, community editor. Perkins may be reached at 218-855-5874 or . Follow her on Twitter @DispatchChelsey or on Facebook at .

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