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As the Forest Lake area slips into fall, those with leaf-filled yards may have to find new solutions this year. Despite a cleanup plan at the Forest Lake Compost Site that was approved this summer, city officials announced last week that the area won’t likely be reopened in 2014. It’s been a frustrating process at [...]

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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter Columbus received competitive bids Sept. 4 for road paving this fall in two neighborhoods, as six companies submitted bids below the city engineer’s estimate. City Council members on Sept. 10 awarded the work to Rum River Contracting, of Princeton, at a price of $299,762. City Engineer Larry Bohrer said that with [...]

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Alicia Lebens Stillwater Gazette The typical homeowner in Washington County can expect an increase in county property taxes thanks to a 13.5 percent increase in residential property values last year. The Washington County Board of Commissioners set the preliminary 2015 budget and tax levy Sept. 9. The board will set the final 2015 budget Dec. [...]

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The Wyoming City Council approved the city’s preliminary 2015 levy for the city on Sept. 16. The amount of $4.07 million is the maximum the city can tax residents, but it can be lowered before final approval in December. As presented, the breakdown of the total certified levy is $3.87 million for the general operating [...]

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The city of Forest Lake recently finished a round of 2015 budget talks, with plans to approve a preliminary levy on Sept. 22. However, next year residents might see an increase show up somewhere other than their property tax bills: their sanitary sewer charges. Currently, Forest Lake residents are charged for sewage based on water [...]

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