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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter Columbus council members are split on whether an Anoka County recreational trail should come through city neighborhoods, and a new survey shows that area residents’ opinions are also mixed. County officials would like to extend a regional trail from 185th Avenue Nort...Read More
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A locally-backed bill to increase physical education in public schools didn’t make it out of the Minnesota Legislature this year, but District 39A Rep. Bob Dettmer said he’s not giving up on it. The bill, authored by Dettmer and District 53 Sen. Susan Kent, would require districts to adopt natio...Read More
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A legislative session that local lawmakers described as relatively smooth was hit with a potentially ugly epilogue last week, as Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the Legislature’s biennial education bill May 21, following the session’s May 18 adjournment. Dayton’s rejection of the $17 billion bill was ...Read More
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Streetlights will be installed at 10 intersections in Linwood township along Viking Boulevard (County Road 22). Supervisors approved entering into an agreement with Anoka County about installing the lights at the meeting April 28. The project includes embedding reflector strips at the intersections ...Read More
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Editor’s note: This is the second part in a series comparing the taxes, spending and services of Forest Lake to other cities in the greater metropolitan area. Though the city of Forest Lake’s taxes are considerably lower than many metro-area cities of a similar size, there’s no denying that ci...Read More
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The Forest Lake Planning Commission approved the site plan for the Forest Lake YMCA on May 13, marking the first time the nonprofit has released official building layouts for the structure to the public. The building plan released as part of the Planning Commission agenda is similar to the prelimina...Read More
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A number of business owners along Greenway Avenue expressed concern about recent street improvements at the Wyoming City Council meeting on May 5. The business owners are concerned about the finished curbs along the street. City Engineer Mark Erichson explained the project was completed with Minneso...Read More
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