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Bond rating upgrade makes savings possible Corcoran taxpayers got good news Thursday, July 24, in the form of a 3.3 percent true interest rate on the city’s sale of $3.14 million of general obligation utility revenue bonds. Prior to the sale, Northland Securities, Corcoran’s financial advisers, had projected a true interest rate of 3.49 percent, [...]

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The Maple Plain and Loretto Fire Departments are looking for buildings that can be set on fire and used to give firefighters hands on training in real life situations. Earlier this year, the two fire departments thought they had a likely structure. Stephen and Mary Lindholm, of Clarkfield offered a vacant home on property they [...]

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The Rockford City Council met to discuss the exterior redesign plans of the Rockford City Center, to weigh the benefits and disadvantages of rescheduling city council meeting times and exchange important information regarding National Night Out, Rockford River Days and potential flood damage reimbursement. ROCKFORD CITY CENTER The council heard a presentation regarding the redesign [...]

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MnDOT says project will take three years to complete By Paul Wahl & Alicia Miller SUN SAILOR NEWSPAPERS/SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS   In the coming months, delays on I-494 north of Plymouth will more likely be attributed to construction than to congestion. Representatives of Plymouth and Maple Grove gathered July 23 near the entrance to the [...]

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The Osseo City Council hired a historical consultant for work on the Osseo North Water Tower Intensive Level Survey during its Monday, July 28 meeting. The city previously received grant money to help with this work. Also during the meeting, the council considered a conditional use permit (CUP) request by Passion Church for a building [...]

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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   Election season is now upon the residents of Champlin and Dayton. Next week marks the beginning of when interested individuals may file for office. Residents of Dayton and Champlin interested in running for city council positions in either city can file Affidavits of Candidacy between Tuesday, July 29 [...]

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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   The Dayton City Council voted 4-1 to restructure the Public Works Department and eliminate the superintendent position. The council also approved the purchase agreement for the new Public Works facility, and reviewed the concerns raised in open forum.   Public Works Restructure During the last 12 months, staff and [...]

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The new outpatient hub for Park Nicollet broke ground Monday, July 28, in Maple Grove. This $48 million project will be completed in late 2015, with the same-day surgery and endoscopy center slated to open in early 2016. This new outpatient regional center in Maple Grove will be a 90,000-square-foot three-story facility. The regional center [...]

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