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Commission continues public comment restriction despite criticism

At their business meeting Thursday, the Hill County Commission heard another objection to a recent decision to restrict public comments at their weekly business meetings.

Rickie Magnussen, a resident of Havre and former administrator of a now-closed nursing home, said he’s concerned with the recent decision to restrict public comments and the way the change was handled.

Two weeks ago, Hill County Commission Chair Mark Peterson announced that from now on, the public and county officials will no longer be permitted to speak during discussion of agenda items unless called to by the commissioners....


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