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By CHRISTIAAN TARBOX Sun POST Newspapers As the West African Ebola outbreak intensifies, public health officials here in Minnesota are ramping up efforts to ensure that such an epidemic never occurs in the state and beyond. After news broke that Liberian national Thomas Duncan was the first confirmed diagnosed case of the deadly virus in [...]

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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers Phase two of the Andrew’s Park re-construction project was completed this summer. This phase of the project included the addition of a splash pad, trail and entry improvements, as well as renovation of the picnic shelter and programming building. Phase three of the project kicked off in August and [...]

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The Rogers Lions Club Oktoberfest is Saturday, Oct. 18, from noon to midnight at the Rogers Activity Center. The event features a band from noon to 4 p.m.; chili and soup competition from noon to 2 p.m.; bouja (soup) from 2 p.m. until it runs out; band from 4 to 8 p.m.; brats and burgers [...]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer It may be mid-October, but the Wright County Highway Department is gearing up, much like chain stores are in prep mode now for the holiday shopping season. The only difference is that the highway department doesn’t know when the rush is coming. Wright County Highway Engineer Virgil Hawkins was on [...]

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The St. Michael-Albertville School District is facing potential deficit spending and cuts two years from now, Supt. Jim Behle told the school board in a recent budget work session. The good news is that the district’s finances are in order for this school year and next, but beginning in year 2016-17, the district would face [...]

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The Hanover City Council voted 3-2 to uphold the city’s current ordinance prohibiting chickens on properties under 3.5 acres in size. As has been popular throughout the metro area, property owners are raising chickens on smaller lots, even city-sized lots in some cases. But rules vary widely from city to city, Hanover Administrative Assistant Brian [...]

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The Albertville City Council voted 4-1 to approve a budget that increases police coverage, and funds a new public works position. Prior to the vote, councilor John Vetsch, who was the lone nay vote, questioned staff if the city could take out $90,000 set aside for the Fire Relief Association. Finance director Tina Lannes said [...]

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