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By John Holler Contributing Writer At the times of dangerous summer storms, often the difference between being forewarned and being caught unaware can be the sounding of storm sirens alerting people that threatening weather is in the area. But, who pays for those sirens to be installed and maintained? At the meeting of the Wright [...]

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Monday, Aug. 4, was Leann Sargent’s first Maple Grove City Council meeting back since spending 60 days in the Hennepin County Workhouse and two weeks on home monitoring following her gross misdemeanor sentencing for financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. She was sentenced back in April and served her time in May and June. Sargent [...]

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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   Champlin City Council and staff met recently to discuss a lot split on a river front property on Mississippi Drive. Other topics discussed included an agreement with Hennepin County to secure Community Development Block Grant funds, landscaping, trail systems and use of the round about at East Hayden [...]

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The Maple Grove City Council decided to relocate some water mains as a result of the expansion of Highway 610 from County Road 81 to Interstate 94 during its Monday, Aug. 4 meeting. The expansion of Hwy. 610 includes the construction of roadways be turned back over to the city. Staff recommends to avoid higher [...]

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Bond rating upgrade makes savings possible Corcoran taxpayers got good news Thursday, July 24, in the form of a 3.3 percent true interest rate on the city’s sale of $3.14 million of general obligation utility revenue bonds. Prior to the sale, Northland Securities, Corcoran’s financial advisers, had projected a true interest rate of 3.49 percent, [...]

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The Maple Plain and Loretto Fire Departments are looking for buildings that can be set on fire and used to give firefighters hands on training in real life situations. Earlier this year, the two fire departments thought they had a likely structure. Stephen and Mary Lindholm, of Clarkfield offered a vacant home on property they [...]

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