City of Columbus
Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter The current Columbus City Council is not on board with extending the East Anoka County Regional Trail through the city. During the council’s Jan. 14 meeting, Councilman Bill Krebs said he believes residents would not get enough use or benefit from the bike and pedest...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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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter Columbus City Council members have received an update from Anoka County staff on roundabout plans for next summer at Broadway Avenue and Kettle River Boulevard. Projections from county staff last August were that all of Broadway could remain open through the constructi...Read More
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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter The city of Columbus owns separate parcels of buildable land totaling 45 acres in its freeway corridor, and continuing debt service on the land has forced council members recently to set annual tax levies higher than they would prefer. In effort to alleviate that burde...Read More
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Mark Daly said he started knocking on doors in Columbus in September, introducing his campaign to residents and hearing their concerns almost every night and weekend.  That effort must have paid off because the planning commission member and electrical contractor earned 1,083 votes (40.71 percent) ...Read More
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