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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter Officials from Running Aces Harness Park addressed City Council members May 27 as council members reviewed the owners’ request to expand their attractions as a regional destination. City approval at that meeting now allows Running Aces to negotiate with popular music...Read More
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Editor’s note: This is the third part in a series comparing the taxes, spending and services of Forest Lake to other cities in the greater metropolitan area. In 2000 and 2001, a decades-old debate came to an acrimonious close when, after multiple appeals, administrative law judges and the Minnesot...Read More
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Terry Traver Scandia Reporter The Scandia City Council considered a few items of note during a work session on May 19. Fire truck Fire Chief Mike Hinz said total calls received by the department for 2015 now stands at 69, with 50 medical calls and 19 fire related calls. Purchase of a new fire tanker...Read More
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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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