Lakes Area Business Association

Photo by Ryan Howard District 38A Rep. Linda Runbeck spoke at a meeting of the Lakes Area Business Association at Vannelli’s By The Lake Aug. 13. Topics included her efforts to curb government spending programs like local government aid and to give citizens more opportunities to vote on local government decisions.

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Republican Linda Runbeck, representing District 38A in the Minnesota House of Representatives, will speak on “Making Local Government More Accountable” at the Aug. 13 meeting of the Lakes Area Business Association. Runbeck has authored bills to reduce local government aid, provide more citizen input through referenda, close the lease revenue bonding loophole and require reverse referenda on [...]

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State Rep. Bob Dettmer will be the guest speaker at the Lakes Area Business Association’s meeting on Wednesday, June 11. The former teacher and head wrestling coach at Forest Lake High School and Army officer will discuss the recent legislative session and current issues. The group meets at noon at Vannelli’s by the Lake, 55 [...]

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After 15 months, much debate and filings in three courts, the civil case regarding the city of Forest Lake’s financing for its new public safety and city hall facility has closed.

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“Somebody has to keep an eye on you people.” That was Mark Korin’s response, before he was elected to the Oak Grove City Council, when asked why he was sitting in on so many council meetings. And that is still his attitude about city government now that he’s mayor. Oak Grove is a 36-square-mile city [...]

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