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The Minnesota Legislature may be in for an interesting year. With voters sending a mixed signal in 2014, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton was re-elected while the GOP took over the Minnesota House. Though 2015 is a budgeting year and the first chance the Republican-run House has to take on the controvers...Read More
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As the new Forest Lake City Council set its goals and started the search for a new park and recreation coordinator, the previous coordinator took a parting shot at the body she felt forced her to resign after less than a year on the job. Former Park and Recreation Coordinator Nicole Schossow’s las...Read More
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Linwood’s plow truck broke during the first big snowfall in November. Building official Mike Jungbauer and other city staff began the hunt for a new truck by checking with representatives listed on the state contract list. Participants save on vehicle and heavy equipment purchases. Ultimately, at ...Read More
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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter Columbus council members had reached consensus on a few reductions in a proposed budget for 2015, and they made some corresponding cuts in the city levy for next year since approving a preliminary levy before a county deadline Sept. 30. Outgoing council member Jessie M...Read More
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The Forest Lake area had a big year in 2014, with many stories capturing the public’s attention. Development projects came to the area, citizen groups got together to help set and protest policy, and schools posted gains even as the Forest Lake Area Schools facilities referendum failed. Read on fo...Read More
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