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Canadian Pacific Railway advises area residents that as of Sept. 4 the federally regulated track speed will increase from 40 miles per hour to 50 to 60 miles per hour in the rail corridor paralleling Highway 55 in central Minnesota. The speed limit increase is a result of track upgrades on the rail corridor. Once [...]

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Osseo to offer free jazzercise, yoga classes Beginning Monday, Sept. 8, residents and area residents of Osseo can take part in getting active for free. There are three new free fitness classes coming to Osseo. The fitness classes are geared towards active adults. The classes offered include two different types of jazzercise classes and one [...]

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Is anyone interested in learning more about the Maple Grove Police Department? The Maple Grove Police Department will host the 2014 Citizen Police Academy this fall. The Citizen Police Academy is an 11-week program that meets each Tuesday evening, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at various locations in Maple Grove. The 2014 Citizen Police Academy [...]

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by Doug Birk STMA School Board Chairperson   This election season the STMA School Board is asking for your help. We need you to ask anyone who is running for state office: Why does the state legislature year after year refuse to correct the state funding formula that creates vast differences in state school funding [...]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer   When you have as many employees as Wright County has, mileage on personal vehicles can be a costly concern. With a reimbursement rate of 50 cents a mile, some line items in budgets can be quite significant. At the meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, the concept [...]

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The St. Michael City Council reviewed a revised budget with less revenue and expenses, but maintaining a 3.92 percent levy increase. The council also rejected the lone bid for street repairs, and heard of interest in the last lot at the St. Michael Industrial Park.   BUDGET Mayor Jerry Zachman and the council were provided [...]

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The Osseo Lions Club is honored to have its very own 5M-5 District Governor Lion Diane Nokk serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2014 Osseo Lions Roar Parade. Nokk grew up in a household of Lionism. Her father was a member of the Brooklyn Park Lions Club since 1965 and often involved his family [...]

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Rocket science isn’t required to be a chamber of commerce president. But if it were, the I-94 West Chamber of Commerce has found just the candidate, because new president Donna J. (DJ) Hartley counts physics among her hobbies. “I like to study physics … string theory, the Higgs boson … I like to learn all [...]

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