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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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Last week was a potentially big one for the future of roads in Forest Lake. On Feb. 17, the Forest Lake City Council heard from the Minnesota Department of Transportation about the preliminary plans to reconstruct the U.S. Highway 61 and State Highway 97 intersections. The same day, Gov. Mark Dayton...Read More
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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter After holding a public hearing on a special meeting night Feb. 18, Columbus City Council members were unanimous in approving an abatement of city taxes on a total of 10 business properties that surround Interstate Highway 35 and State Highway 97 (County Highway 23) in ...Read More
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At the Feb. 15 Linwood Town Board meeting, discussion continued about a proposed extension of natural gas into the Shadow Ridge Development. The development has about 65 residents, many of whom have signed a petition indicating a willingness to pay assessments for the extension of natural gas into t...Read More
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A partnership between the Forest Lake Area Schools and the YMCA to expand the aquatic center at the incoming Forest Lake nonprofit facility is looking unlikely after a vote by the City Council against amending its own YMCA plan. Citing concerns about costs, city representation and the ability of the...Read More
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There is a problem with Everton Avenue. However, what the problem is and what should be done to fix it is up in the air after the Forest Lake City Council decided not to act on recommendations for realigning the stretch of road near the entrance to Cub Foods and the adjacent Havelka Court strip [......Read More
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At its Feb. 9 meeting, the Forest Lake City Council passed a change to its financial policies that would require a citywide referendum on any non-infrastructure project that costs more than 80 percent of the city’s annual budget, provided that the project has a bonding option that allows for a ref...Read More
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