Government

In an effort to improve the city’s transit system, the Forest Lake City Council approved at its Aug. 11 meeting a grant application to help bring a dial-a-ride service to town. How much the service would cost the city, however, is still unknown. “We’ve started to explore [dial-a-ride] as an option,” said Park and Recreation [...]

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City Administrator Kristina Handt proposed a 2015 levy of $2,244,974 at the Scandia Council work session Aug. 6. This amount would be $73,900 higher than the 2014 levy, a 3.19 percent increase. The Aug. 6 meeting was the first of three budget work sessions. Scandia will certify its maximum property tax levy to Washington County [...]

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While construction on Greenway Avenue in Wyoming is underway, there will be no through traffic. Local residents will have access to their respective homes either from the north end of the street or from Highway 8. At its Aug. 5 meeting, the Wyoming City Council was informed that access may change as the project develops. [...]

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The polls have closed on primary day. The only local race contested at the primary level is for the Sixth Congressional District, where Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah is challenging Republican endorsee, former state house representative and 2010 gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer for the GOP slot on the ballot this fall (incumbent Michele Bachmann is [...]

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Republican Linda Runbeck, representing District 38A in the Minnesota House of Representatives, will speak on “Making Local Government More Accountable” at the Aug. 13 meeting of the Lakes Area Business Association. Runbeck has authored bills to reduce local government aid, provide more citizen input through referenda, close the lease revenue bonding loophole and require reverse referenda on [...]

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