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The Independence City Council, Tuesday, Dec. 16, approved a $2,385,780 final property tax levy for 2015 — an increase of 5.92 percent over the $2,252,514 city property tax levy for 2014. The council also approved a final 2015 general fund budget of $2,401,801 — an increase of 5.8 percent over th...Read More
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The Maple Grove City Council opened its meeting Monday, Jan. 5, with the oath of office for Mayor Mark Steffenson and councilors Karen Jaeger and Phil Leith. They were all re-elected to four-year terms in last November’s election. During the meeting, the council approved a planned unit development...Read More
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The city of Osseo has appointed two people to cover the civil and prosecution services to replace retired City Attorney Loren Magsam. At the Dec. 22 Osseo City Council meeting, the council approved an offer to contract with Paul Baertschi from Tallen and Baertschi for prosecution services and with M...Read More
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New legislator to sit on 4 committees By AARON BROM SUN PRESS Newspapers When Eric Lucero went knocking on doors campaigning for Dist. 30B state representative (St. Michael, Albertville, Otsego, Hanover), he said two top areas of concern repeatedly came up — transportation and education. Now Lucer...Read More
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The Corcoran City Council, Monday, Dec. 2, approved a $3,317,567.60 final property tax levy for 2015 — an increase of 6.8 percent over the $3,106,700 city property tax levy for 2014. The council also approved a final 2015 general fund budget of $4,050,818 — an increase from the $3.69 million gen...Read More
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Council approves hiring Shane Mikkelson The city of Osseo has hired a new Police Chief. At the Osseo City Council’s Dec. 22 meeting, the council decided to offer the position to Shane Mikkelson, a current Osseo Police Officer. Current Osseo Police Chief Tom Hartkopf will be retiring Jan. 16, after...Read More
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The Osseo City Council approved a lower 2015 budget and property tax levy than what was presented at the truth and taxation hearing at its Monday, Dec. 22 meeting. A 2015 tax levy will increase to $1,548,557 or a 7.40 percent increase. City Administrator Doug Reeder said since the truth and taxation...Read More
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Considers requests by dance studio, auto sales business The Osseo City Council approved wage increases for the fire department and some city staff at its Monday, Dec. 22 meeting. Also during the meeting, the council considered two conditional use permits requests — one for a dance studio and the o...Read More
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