Government

Subdivision would contain 231 single-family homes  The Corcoran City Council has been getting ready to review a plan for a proposed 103-acre housing development that would contain 231 single-family homes. Then, early in the week of March 24, the developer, Peachtree Partners LLC hit the brakes. Peachtree told City Administrator Brad Martens that it wanted [...]

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The Independence City Council, Tuesday, March 25, expressed its support for a Three Rivers Park District master plan for a proposed regional trail between Carver and Baker Park Reserves. Council support came in the form of a joint resolution with the city of Maple Plain. After the meeting, Independence City Administrator Toni Hirsch said that, [...]

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Greenman filed suit after 3 Segway DUI arrests Answers are beginning to emerge in Medina resident Mark Greenman’s lawsuit against Medina Police Officer Jeremiah Jessen, Police Sgt. Jason Nelson, Medina Police Chief Ed Belland and Medina prosecutor Steve Tallen. But a final resolution of Greenman’s case might take awhile. The case started out in 2010 [...]

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Decisions regarding bonding by the city of Rockford for purchasing the Rockford Mall included two primary possibilities presented by the city’s financial planner, Shannon Sweeny, of David Drown Associates, at the Rockford City Council’s March 25 meeting. Public hearings regarding bonding have been conducted by the city, and a closing is currently planned for April [...]

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Shimek to run again in House 30B by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer   Political buzz is rarely as high in any party as in those years when the White House is up for grabs, but many Minnesota Democrats in particular have had little to pique their interest early in this non-presidential year 2014, said one [...]

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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   The Dayton City Council approved amendments to various city ordinances regarding the Mississippi River Corridor, natural screening, and tree preservation as it relates to new developments in Dayton. The council also approved the preliminary and final plat of French Lake Meadows and entered a joint powers agreement with [...]

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The Osseo City Council looked at possibly adding a part-time adult activity coordinator for the Osseo Senior Center during its meeting Monday, March 24. The council also approved a conditional use permit (CUP) application by Tim Lindholm. Here are some of the meeting’s highlights.   SENIOR CENTER COORDINATOR The council considered adding a part-time staff [...]

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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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