Government

After waiting eight months since the City Council tabled discussion of maintenance needs at Forest Lake parks, members of the Park Board spent another 80 minutes with the topic in limbo at Monday’s City Council meeting. The council rewarded their patience by agreeing to fund $268,000 for a host of repairs, upgrades and additions to parks and trails.

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One of the first fire trucks acquired by the Linwood Fire Department is coming home. Supervisors on July 8 authorized the vehicle’s purchase after former Chief Ken Minske spoke of the historical value of the truck to the department.

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When the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources granted $200,000 toward a $400,000 paving project to prevent erosion at the Log House Landing in Scandia, city officials may have breathed a sigh of relief – especially because the local watershed district agreed to split the remainder of the cost. But to neighbors who live near the [...]

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An amendment to Chapter 40 of Wyoming city ordinances regulating wireless telecommunications facilities has been tabled by the Wyoming City Council. Adoption would have repealed the interim ordinance which placed a temporary moratorium on such applications and established a new conditional use permit process for such facilities. The delay came when Anthony Dorland, attorney for [...]

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Last November, 35 candidates ran for mayor of Minneapolis under a ranked-choice voting system. It took 33 rounds of vote counting before a winner was declared. One would think with 35 candidates in the race, it could get nasty, with many candidates going negative against the perceived front-runners. That never happened, and ranked-choice voting is [...]

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