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The St. Michael City Council recently hosted a work session to review Riverside Church’s zoning request to move into the former Cinemagic movie theater site. City administrator Steve Bot said it was the council’s “first blush at laying out the options” for handling the church’s request. “We believe the zoning is right,” he said. “There [...]

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The St. Michael-Albertville School Board heard that student enrollment jumped at least three times higher than expected, largely due to open enrollment. The board also approved Minnesota School Board Association assembly resolutions related to student funding equity, and took action on other issues. ENROLLMENT In its annual enrollment report, staff noted that there are 160 [...]

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Motorists in Rogers and St. Michael may encounter slow traffic and delays as both directions of Interstate 94 between Hwy. 241 and Hwy. 101 are reduced to a single lane during non-rush hours through November. The closures are needed as crews widen bridges, construct temporary crossover lanes and conduct other preparatory work as part of [...]

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The Albertville City Council has agreed to fund a full-time fire chief, add 50 percent of a requested new full-time public works position, and increase police hours by four starting next July. The effort was reached after lots of budget discussion, including from a budget work session. BUDGET Mayor Jillian Hendrickson and councilors Rob Olson, [...]

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BY SUE WEBBER CONTRIBUTING WRITER The Rogers City Council adopted a $6.8 million preliminary levy for 2015, an increase of 9.26 percent. That figure will result in an estimated 2015 tax rate of 40.463 percent, compared to 40.541 percent in 2014. Final approval of the budget and levy is slated for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. [...]

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The Hanover City Council secured an easement with the Bridges of Hanover residential area that will assist the city’s effort to locate senior housing nearby. The council also discussed improving the community garden and took action on other issues. SENIOR HOUSING The city has an agreement with the Bridges to get a vehicle easement across [...]

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