City of Columbus

Fall colors are out in full force in the area, including on 165th Avenue NE, Columbus City Park and the Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area.

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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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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter Columbus received competitive bids Sept. 4 for road paving this fall in two neighborhoods, as six companies submitted bids below the city engineer’s estimate. City Council members on Sept. 10 awarded the work to Rum River Contracting, of Princeton, at a price of $299,762. City Engineer Larry Bohrer said that with [...]

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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter While Columbus continues to study other future options for police patrol, the council members voted 4-1 Aug. 27 to approve a one-year extension for the city’s agreement with the Anoka County Sheriff’s Department. The county will receive $299,283 in the service year 2015 for its coverage of Columbus, including $225,003 for [...]

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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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With two and a half business days left to file for office, a number of local government races remain uncontested in the Forest Lake area. Meanwhile, other races are beginning to fill up with candidates. As of late morning Friday, Aug. 8, no one had filed for Forest Lake’s mayoral seat, currently held by Chris [...]

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