Government

The North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce and League of Women Voters will host candidate forums for upcoming area elections in the cities of Maple Grove and Osseo. All candidate forums are conducted between Sept. 16 and Oct. 2, which is at least 30 days prior to the general election. The general election is Tuesday, [...]

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BY ALYSSA KREKELBERG SUN PRESS Newspapers Hennepin County Sheriff Richard Stanek gave the Greenfield City Council a presentation about public safety to show the council how hard the deputies, and the council discussed a code violation at a residence on Woodland Trail. police protection As the debate concerning funding for public safety officers in Greenfield [...]

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New home construction helps city’s budget  The Medina City Council, Tuesday, Sept. 2, approved a preliminary total property tax levy of $3,501,811 for taxes payable in 2015 — a 2.15 percent increase over the actual total property tax levy of $3,428,080 for taxes payable in 2014. The tax levy will be a major source of [...]

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The Osseo City Council named a new Director of Public Service, and approved an employment agreement that changes the former public service director’s job status to Senior Maintenance Worker. The council also considered a storm sewer agreement. This and other action took place during Sept. 8. clOSED SESSION City Attorney Loren Magsam told the council [...]

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ALYSSA KREKELBERG SUN PRESS Newspapers Things got heated at the Rockford Fire Hall during a city-council-hosted town hall meeting that discussed the changes in the water and wastewater rates and the high August utility bills that resulted because of this. “We were blind sighted with these absurd rate hikes,” one man said. The plan to [...]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer In 2003, then-Wright County Sheriff Gary Miller estimated that 80 percent of the prisoners in the Wright County Jail were there because of methamphetamine. From manufacturers to sellers to users to those who committed crimes to help support their habit, it was a drug that was gaining a stronghold in [...]

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Tax levy to increase 2.46% During the Tuesday, Sept. 2, Maple Grove City Council meeting, the council adopted its 2015 proposed general fund, general obligation capital improvement plan budgets and adopted the proposed tax levy. Finance Director Jim Knutson said the proposed budget for 2015 is $36,150,2000, which is an increase of 2.49 percent over [...]

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Council adopts right-of-way purchases for Hwy. 610 The Maple Grove City Council oversaw the awarding of a scholarship from the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Foundation to Community Service Officer Ryan Ascher during its Tuesday, Sept. 2 meeting. Also during the meeting, the council approved right-of-way purchase agreements for parcels needed for the expansion of Hwy. [...]

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