Government

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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Motorists traveling through Linwood Township need to be aware that culverts are now being replaced along Fawn Lake Road (County Road 76). Work is expected to continue through Friday, July 11. A detour route has been designated south along Typo Creek Drive, east on Viking Boulevard (CR-22), north on Sunrise Road (CR-76) and along Ryan [...]

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Paul Rignell, Columbus reporter Columbus officials have ordered feasibility studies for road paving in two neighborhoods this year based on narrow resident response in favor of the work. After reviewing resident input on Wednesday, June 25, city council members directed the city engineer to return with feasibility reports in July.Council also scheduled a public hearing for [...]

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Relentless rainfall has delayed some work at the Forest Lake City Center site, but construction of the public safety and city hall facility remains on pace for a mid-October finish.

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Forest Lake this month became the 68th city to join the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program. The City Council on June 9 voted to authorize the city’s participation in the free, continuous improvement program.

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