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Attorney Scott Lepak has been named the new City Attorney for Champlin representing Barna, Guzy & Steffen, LTD (BGS). Former BGS and Champlin City Attorney Darrell Jensen retired from practice in March. Lepak brings a wealth of experience to Champlin as its city attorney. He has been the St. Francis City Attorney since 2000. He [...]

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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   A group of Champlin residents let the city council know their opinions regarding the city’s street light utility fee. Some supported it, others did not, during a public hearing hosted by the city council.   STREET LIGHTS City Administrator Bret Heitkamp gave a presentation regarding the implementation of [...]

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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   Police Officer Andrew Jaye and Police Sgt. Glen Schneider took an oath of office at the recent Champlin City Council meeting. The city also issued a response to resident Jim Duerr’s concerns regarding the city’s Solar Energy Project and heard a presentation from Acorn mini-storage about building a [...]

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Sargent responds she wants to finish term Maple Grove City Councilor Leann Sargent made a statement during the Monday, April 21, council meeting regarding her recent legal issues and her position on the council. Sargent was sentenced to a gross misdemeanor in Hennepin County Court the morning of Monday, April 7. She previously pleaded guilty [...]

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During Severe Weather Awareness Week, April 21 to 25, Great River Energy urges Minnesotans to always play it safe around power lines. Harsh Midwestern weather can damage power lines and equipment, leaving dangerous situations. Remember: If someone sees a downed power line, stay away from it and call 911 to report it immediately. There is [...]

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Some texted, some wore earphones, and one had a computer tablet tied to his steering wheel. All had one thing in common: a $149 driving while distracted fine issued by the Rogers Police Department. Rogers Chief Jeff Beahen said police departments received a Toward Zero Deaths testing grant initiative where distracted drivers are specifically targeted. [...]

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The Hanover City Council does not want to raise taxes or rely on assessments for road repairs. So staff will continue to develop a road map for other pavement management funding options. The council also continued discussion regarding an Eighth Street extension project, and discussed a frozen water line policy.   PAVEMENT Mayor Chris Kauffman [...]

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Business and Job Expo APRIL 24 — The West Hennepin Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Business and Job Expo 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90. Businesses looking to grow or find qualified talented workforce are encouraged to exhibit. Area residents looking for employment or [...]

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