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“It’s all a lot of baloney. It’s all unfounded.”<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->~Carroll County Supervisor <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Gene Meiners
“It’s all a lot of baloney. It’s all unfounded.”

~Carroll County Supervisor

Gene Meiners
A juvenile detention center in Cherokee supported by Carroll County is on probation for a month because it kept a 17-year-old boy in leg restraints for nearly 48 hours and locked up in solitary confinement for nearly a week.
  • Carroll police will carry Tasers
    Carroll police are expecting to have Tasers — popular electronic stun guns — outfitted on their duty belts by the end of the year, Chief Brad Burke told the City Council Monday.
  • Residential and commercial owners in the City of Carroll would see modest decreases to the municipal portion of their property tax bills this summer under a budget that city staff proposed for elected officials’ review.
  • Supervisors quarrel over employee raises
    Carroll County Supervisor Marty Danzer told his colleagues in a public meeting on Monday that he feels some county employees are being “treated like dogs” because they aren’t paid enough.
  • Audubon mayor retiring after 22 years
    The City of Audubon is about to see the end of an era in its local government as longtime mayor Clark “Sam” Kauffman — who turned 80 today — is stepping down and will not be seeking re-election on Election Day.
  • It’s been a busy summer for road construction in Carroll County. The Willey and Roselle paving projects that were started last year were completed this summer. Most of the projects through the rest of the summer were resurfacing of roads throughout the county.
  • The Carroll County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an additional $1.51 million in spending for fiscal year 2016 after its budget-amendment hearing on Monday. Almost $1.3 million was allocated to cover secondary roads improvement costs.
  • The Carroll County Board of Supervisors continued to evaluate multiple funding requests for fiscal year 2017 from nonprofit organizations at its regular meeting on Monday.
  • Carroll zoning: Solar wide open, wind energy restricted
    Wind-energy installations would be banned from all residential areas in Carroll while the opportunities for solar power would be more wide open throughout the city under a revised zoning code before the City Council.
  • Does council need wards, odd number of seats?
    Councilwoman Carolyn Siemann cut to the chase.
  • Coon Rapids voters re-elected Mayor Jeffrey Anthofer Tuesday, giving the incumbent 113 votes to challenger David A. Muhr’s 49.
  • An Audubon city councilman who stands in constant judgment of his critics and others in town he deems undesirable has, himself, been judged.
  • Boes, Siemann, Vonnahme elected
    Carroll voters turned out in much higher numbers than recent local elections to send political newcomers Brandon Vonnahme and Misty Boes to four-year City Council terms with commanding margins — and to re-elect veteran Councilwoman Carolyn Siemann in a close contest.
  • All registered voters in the City of Carroll could cast ballots for all council candidates under a plan that would remove ward boundaries and reduce the number of council members from six to five beginning with the 2017 election.
  • Supervisors contribute to ballpark updates
    The Carroll County Board of Supervisors agreed on Monday to contribute $2,500 to the Merchants Park Redevelopment Project on the contingency that a $150,000 Community Attraction and Tourism Grant application is approved by the state.
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