City of Columbus

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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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 […]

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