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By John Holler Contributing Writer   When all five county commissioner seats were up for grabs two years ago, the election process had a fever pitch in Wright County with contest elections changing the landscape of county government. Two years later? Not so much. Of the county positions up for election this year — sheriff, [...]

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The St. Michael City Council adopted a resolution setting a public hearing for establishing a new tax increment financing (TIF) district for Marksman Metals expansion project. Financial consultant Rebecca Kurtz was present to review details of expanding the boundaries for Development Dist. 3 and establishing TIF Dist. 3-4 for the proposed Marksman Metals expansion. Kurtz [...]

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The St. Michael and Albertville city councils approved the Wright County Area Transit Joint Powers Agreement. St. Michael and Albertville, along with neighboring northeast Wright County city councils, met June 30 in St. Michael to discuss the agreement. Each council subsequently approved the agreement at their next meeting. The cities found themselves needing to negotiate [...]

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Chief Tate Mills won’t seek re-election The Albertville City Council heard that fire chief Tate Mills won’t see re-election and that Mills recommended to the Fire Committee to hire a full-time chief. City administrator Adam Nafstad said he and the assistant fire chief initially met with the state to discuss the process for reviewing the [...]

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BY SUE WEBBER CONTRIBUTING WRITER   An update on Fletcher Lane was the only item of business for discussion by the Rogers City Council July 8. John Seifert, Rogers public works superintendent, told the council that residents concerned about Fletcher Lane will meet with the Transportation Task Force at 5 p.m. July 21 to discuss [...]

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Wizard of Oz JULY 18 — The 4 Community Theatre presents the Wizard of Oz on July 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. at Orono High School (795 Crystal Bay Rd., Long Lake), and at 2 p.m. on July 20 and 27. Tickets can be purchased in advance at 952-449-8302 or through www.4communitytheatre.org. [...]

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It seemed like a very long and cold winter, but that didn’t stop this year’s group of Maple Grove apprentice firefighters from completing their initial qualification training. Maple Grove participates in a shared services model for training new firefighters to respond to emergencies in the community. Maple Grove recruits, along with new firefighters from several [...]

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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   The Dayton City Council met to discuss the draft rules from the Minnesota DNR regarding the Mississippi River Critical Corridor Area. Staff also reviewed and made changes to a couple of ordinances regarding the care and keeping of domestic and wild animals and the width of residential driveways. [...]

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