Government

The Forest Lake City Council voted 3-2 today to approve the development agreement and bond sale for the city’s share of a $13 million YMCA facility to be built just west of the Hardwood Creek Library on Forest Road North. As has been the case throughout the YMCA approval process over the last couple of [...]

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If all goes according to plan, Forest Lake city administration, police and fire will be moving into the new city center building at 1408 Lake St. N. in November. An official date has not been set. “In terms of move-in time, we’re actually going to make a call and evaluate the (pace) of construction in [...]

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Lights, siren, ticket. If this is your image of a police officer, you’re not alone. But if you live in Scandia, your image may have changed over the years. Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Majeski has served as Scandia’s patrol officer for seven years, ever since New Scandia Township became the city of Scandia. In [...]

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Paul Rignell News Editor As they had discussed at an earlier meeting, Columbus City Council members agreed Sept. 24 to approve preliminary 2015 levies totaling $2.29 million for general funding and debt service. Including other levies related to the city’s Economic Development Authority and the Sunrise Watershed Management Organization, next year’s total maximum levy for [...]

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Peter Bodley ABC Newspapers After three years of tax levy reductions, the 2015 preliminary certified tax levy approved by the Anoka County Board Sept. 25 shows a small increase over 2014. The board voted 4-1 to approve the preliminary certified levy of $119.41 million for next year, which is 0.89 percent higher than the 2014 [...]

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After much community activism by residents who want to preserve the scenery and feel of the Log House Landing area, the Scandia City Council is moving to form an advisory task force to recommend solutions that may be different from the original city plans for the area. The Log House Landing Improvements Special Committee will [...]

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