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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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Rogers students learn of college alternative at construction fair Want to earn six figures three years after high school graduation? Too good to be true, right? Actually it isn’t. Eric House of Local 34 Mechanic Insulators points out that a third-year apprentice makes almost $35 an hour which, coupled with benefits, amounts to six figures [...]

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The city of Rogers is pleased to announce that the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the newly constructed Hwy. 101/County Rd. 144 Diverging Diamond Interchange is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 22. The ceremony begins at 3 p.m. and will recognize the outstanding effort to complete the Diverging Diamond Interchange, which will improve safety and traffic [...]

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Community market NOW THROUGH OCT. 17 – A community market will be open on Fridays between 3 and 7 p.m. at the Rockford Mall parking lot (inside in bad weather) through Oct. 17. Look for fresh farm produce, local products like honey and syrup, crafts, jewelry and a wide assortment of items. The fee for [...]

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Ground has officially broken on the expansion area for the Villa at Osseo Healthcare, located at 501 Second St. S.E. Area officials got together Monday, Oct. 13, to break the ground. Construction on the expansion began this week. The project is expected to be completed spring/summer of next year. The Osseo City Council approved the [...]

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A Maple Grove married couple has gone into business together, opening the first of several locations of 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon, a brand of upscale and moderately priced salons for gentlemen. Their first salon location will be in the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove. Maple Grove couple Andrew and Gay Hulse are set [...]

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