Government

By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   Champlin’s street lighting system historically has been funded by property taxes. Since 2011, property taxes have no longer been covering the operating costs associated with the street light system. In 2013 operating costs exceeded the property tax portion generated for street lights by approximately $60,000. Since the majority [...]

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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   The Champlin City Council recognized City Attorney Darrell Jensen for his years of service with the city. The council also entered a joint powers agreement with the City of Dayton to maintain Goose Lake Road, received an application from Hudy’s Cafe and the Lil Bar requesting a licence [...]

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The Maple Grove City Council considered requesting an variance from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) along 105th Avenue between Holly Lane and Ranchview Lane during its Monday, March 17 meeting. This roadway will be redeveloped as a high-volume street as part of the Highway 610 extension project, from Elm Creek Boulevard to Interstate 94. [...]

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TOPS MARCH 20 — The Rockford chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the Riverside Park building every Thursday evening with weigh-in starting at 5:30 and meeting from 7 to 8. For more information, call Geneva at 763-477-6584. Hamel VFW Fish Fry MARCH 21 — The Hamel Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will [...]

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Rep. Jerry Hertaus, R-Greenfield, was endorsed unanimously at the Senate District 33 convention, earning the Republican nod to run for a second term in the seat that cover much of western Hennepin County. “I’m grateful to have received the Republican endorsement for a second term,” Hertaus said. “After a legislative session of higher taxes, skyrocketing [...]

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Wright County Attorney Tom Kelly has announced that he is running for re-election. Kelly has been representing the citizens of Wright County for 30 years, the past 16 as elected County Attorney. He and wife Holly have been married for 34 years and live in Buffalo. They have two children, Megan, 25; and Matthew, 22. [...]

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There are plenty of big changes going on in Rockford, with more on the way. The city is buying the mall that sits on the west end of town, and north of Highway 55, and turning part of it into a 400-seat event center and part into city offices, while maintaining rental space for existing [...]

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The Rockford City Council discussed a number of topics at its March 11 meeting including a park structure, sanitary sewer project progress, fog seal coating and flood predictions. RIVERSIDE PARK City Administrator Nancy Carswell brought information regarding a grant application for improvements at Riverside Park to the council. The grant, a DNR Recreational Grant, would [...]

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