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State Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer (R-Big Lake) has introduced Senate File 306, a bill which would repeal the state’s 21-year-old ban on the construction of new nuclear power facilities in Minnesota. The bill was recently heard in Sen. John Marty’s (DFL-Roseville) Environment and Energy Committee, where ...Read More
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The Osseo City Council approved a resolution by the League of Minnesota Cities Board for new dedicated state funding for city streets, during its Monday, March 9 meeting. Also during the meeting, the council considered an application for the 2015 Urban Hennepin County Community Development Block Gra...Read More
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Project completion targeted in May 2016 By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers The Champlin City Council met Monday to discuss the next steps in the Elm Creek Dam and Mill Pond improvement project. In 2013, the city applied to the state of Minnesota requesting funding for the Elm Creek Dam. State bond ...Read More
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The 2015 Legislative Session is in full gear. Minnesota’s economy continues to grow and strengthen as indicated by the February economic forecast released by Minnesota Management and Budget last week. The Governor, along with the Senate and House, will now determine spending targets for each categ...Read More
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The non-partisan Legislative Auditor recently released a report detailing the troubled launch at MNsure during the fall of 2013. Key information was kept from managers and from the governor that lead the exchange to go live Oct. 1, 2013 without the necessary testing. This exposed thousands of Minnes...Read More
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by Jason Jenkins Sun Sailor Newspapers Area taxpayers were given the chance to air their concerns and ask questions about the property tax system at a listening session Feb. 24 led by Rep. Jerry Hertaus (R-Greenfield) of House District 33A and Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R-Mazeppa) at Wayzata City Hall. ...Read More
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The Maple Grove City Council approved parts of the second phase to the Skye at Arbor Lakes development during its Monday, March 2 meeting. This second phase will add 208 rental units to the entire development. The council also heard a request by Pieology Pizzeria for an on-sale wine and 3.2 percent ...Read More
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At their meeting of Feb. 17, the Maple Grove City Council accepted a generous donation from the Maple Grove Lions Club of $20,000.  Approximately half of that will be used to purchase six new bikes for the Maple Grove Police Department. The other portion will go into a fund the Lions previously sta...Read More
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