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 […]
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 […]
Paul Rignell, Columbus reporter Columbus officials have ordered feasibility studies for road paving in two neighborhoods this year based on narrow resident response in favor of the work. After reviewing resident input on Wednesday, June 25, city council members directed the city engineer to return with feasibility reports in July.Council also scheduled a public hearing for […]
More than 20 retirees will gather for a noon meal on Thursday, May 8, at the Columbus Senior Center. Those who feel like arriving early will find the doors of their center on the east end of Columbus City Hall open as early as 9 a.m. so they can play dominoes or card games. When the participants sit to catch up with friends over a cup of coffee, they continue traditions that seniors have enjoyed in Columbus for more than 30 years.