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Paul Rignell News Editor As they had discussed at an earlier meeting, Columbus City Council members agreed Sept. 24 to approve preliminary 2015 levies totaling $2.29 million for general funding and debt service. Including other levies related to the city’s Economic Development Authority and the Sunrise Watershed Management Organization, next year’s total maximum levy for [...]

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Peter Bodley ABC Newspapers After three years of tax levy reductions, the 2015 preliminary certified tax levy approved by the Anoka County Board Sept. 25 shows a small increase over 2014. The board voted 4-1 to approve the preliminary certified levy of $119.41 million for next year, which is 0.89 percent higher than the 2014 [...]

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After much community activism by residents who want to preserve the scenery and feel of the Log House Landing area, the Scandia City Council is moving to form an advisory task force to recommend solutions that may be different from the original city plans for the area. The Log House Landing Improvements Special Committee will [...]

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Linwood resident John Zacher has approached the Linwood Township Board about getting natural gas pipelines extended into the Shadow Ridge Development. In his contact with Xcel, Zacher learned that the company is willing to contribute to 100 feet of pipe for every house in the Shadow Ridge Development if the connection is made to the [...]

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As the Forest Lake area slips into fall, those with leaf-filled yards may have to find new solutions this year. Despite a cleanup plan at the Forest Lake Compost Site that was approved this summer, city officials announced last week that the area won’t likely be reopened in 2014. It’s been a frustrating process at [...]

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