Government

Jon Tatting ECM Post Review A district court judge has ruled a petition taking Rep. Bob Barrett to task over a residency dispute did not present enough proof to remove the Republican from the election ballot in November. As a result, Chisago City resident and District 32B voter Valerie Mondor withdrew her petition on Aug. [...]

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Paul Rignell Columbus reporter After a split council vote at an Aug. 13 city meeting, Columbus is joining Anoka County to plan construction of a traffic roundabout at Broadway Avenue and Kettle River Boulevard next year. An official joint powers agreement is pending minor amendments that are being drafted by City Attorney Bill Griffith. County [...]

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Residents came to the Linwood Township Board Meeting Aug. 12 requesting consideration of extending natural gas lines into the Shadow Hills Development near Ryan Lake. Hard-hit by propane prices the past winter, many residents are ready and willing to pay assessments to have utilities extended into their community, according to John Zacher, who presented the [...]

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Michael Freer is running for re-election to the Forest Lake City Council. He has filed for one of two four-year council seats in the city up for election this year. He released the following statement:  “I truly appreciate the trust the voters placed in me when they elected me to serve a four-year term on [...]

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Richard Weber is running for the Forest Lake City Council. He has filed to fill the remaining two years for the seat won in 2012 by Jeff Klein. He released the following statement:  “Richard Weber served in the United States Air Force for 22 years and retired from the military in 2012. He’s been deployed [...]

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