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The proposed Hanover 2015 tax levy is approximately a $40,000 increase from 2014, although staff notes the tax rate for the city is expected to decrease. The annual Truth in Taxation meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. The 2015 levy proposed at $1,308,954. Increases to the budget come largely from contract prices for […]

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The citizens of Albertville are invited to attend the City’s truth-in- taxation public hearing Monday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. at City Hall to discuss the proposed 2015 budget and property tax levy. The City proposes a $3,497,147 levy for taxes payable 2015. Albertville’s 2015 debt service budget has increased from 2014 by $47,826 and […]

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The STMA Rotary Club and Shop Saint Michael are pleased to announce St. Michael’s 3rd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at St. Michael City Center, 11800 Town Center Drive NE, St. Michael. This festive event will include performances by STMA High School’s Chamber Choir and Gold Jazz Band, […]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer When it comes to changing county policies, the Wright County Board has a tendency to be deliberate in its actions. At the meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, the board was asked to approve significant revisions to the county’s drug and alcohol workplace testing policy, one commissioner cried […]

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The Albertville City Council authorized extending fire chief Tate Mills’ term as chief until a full-time position is filled. Additionally, the authorization appoints Mills as assistant chief upon the hire of the full-time chief, for the remainder of the two year term beginning Jan. 1 and ending Dec. 31, 2016. “It is expected that the […]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer The Elk River Area School Board, at an upcoming meeting, will consider adding two “floating” custodial positions for districtwide work and substituting. Staff in virtually all district departments accrue paid time off for illness or vacation, and custodians who work in the district’s nearly 20 schools and other buildings are […]

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Thanksgiving dinner NOV. 27 — A free turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be available at Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90 at 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 27 (Thanksgiving Day). To make a reservation, call Independence City Hall, 763-479-0527. A group of volunteers will serve dinner to people who don’t want to cook […]

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Maple Grove Police, with the help of its investigative team (Anoka Hennepin County Drug Task Force and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office), were able to bring charges to a heroin dealer Nov. 19. The charges stem from an investigation resulting from the heroin overdose death of James Peterson, 21, this past July in Maple Grove. […]

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