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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter Temperatures are rising, but the city of Columbus is already planning for removal of next winter’s snowfall as council members voted 4-1 Feb. 25 to order a new, single-axle truck and plow that were planned for this year’s public works budget. The city will get the ...Read More
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When the 2016 general election arrives, Linwood will likely have two voting precincts. Cindy Reichert, election manager for Anoka County, explained during Linwood Township’s Feb. 24 board meeting that Linwood’s single precinct is the largest one in the county. However, the main concern during th...Read More
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With a late February projection that Minnesota will have a $1.87 billion budget surplus in its next biennium, GOP and DFL lawmakers are already debating how, and if, the money should be spent. In Forest Lake and the surrounding area, the local Republican legislators were, for the most part, unanimou...Read More
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Olivia Alveshere ABC Newspapers Anoka/Washington County Head Start, a program under the Anoka County Community Action Program, received a federal grant to expand Early Head Start within Anoka County and into Washington County for the first time. President Barack Obama announced $500 million in Early...Read More
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Why are we on this list? That’s one of the questions city leaders in Forest Lake and Columbus have been asking for a few months, ever since the settlement of a lawsuit filed against the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources by the White Bear Lake Homeowners Association. As part of the settleme...Read More
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Sara Franc Scandia Reporter The Scandia City Council discussed a variety of topics at its Feb. 17 meeting. -The Log House Landing project is at a halt after receiving information from the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Metro District State Aid engineer that an administrative variance wil...Read More
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Before the Wyoming City Council meeting Feb. 17, there was a public hearing related to the 2015 street and utility improvement project. Most questions from city residents were about the cost of the project for individual property owners. City Engineer Mark Erichson reviewed the scope of the work for...Read More
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