BACKUS - Tim Richardson, central services director, obtained Cass County Board approval Tuesday to purchase new hardware and software to replace the county's 1997 Enhance 911 emergency service reporting system.
BACKUS - Cass County home sales numbers and new construction permits issued are up, while foreclosures are declining in 2012 compared with 2011, according to environmental services (ESD) and assessing department reports released Tuesday.
WALKER - Minnesota State Auditor's Office has issued an unqualified opinion after auditing Cass County's 2001 financial records. This is the highest level of opinion regarding Cass financial procedures that can be given.
WALKER - Michael Drager, University of Minnesota Extension community development specialist, challenged Cass County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Thursday night to look toward what could be in the county's economic future.
BACKUS - Cass County Board Tuesday approved a new five year contract for solid waste (garbage) disposal with two existing vendors, but with slightly different terms.
Current five-year contracts expire November 2012.
BACKUS - While farm drainage ditch maintenance regularly consumes a lot of time on some southern Minnesota county board agendas, not much has been done on ditches in Cass County since the ditches were installed just prior to the 1920s.
WALKER - Cass County has removed six properties from over-the-counter sales, had them reappraised at lower prices and will add them to another 10 parcels being offered at a 9 a.m. Oct. 27 county land auction at the courthouse in Walker.