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City hopes to deal with northeast population growth The Medina City Council is continuing to wrestle with the issue of what to do about rapid growth in population density and traffic in the northeast corner of the city. At the moment, councilors are looking for a solution not involving a moratorium on new housing developments. [...]

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Charged with 3 counts of 1st degree burglary With the help of the public, Maple Grove Police were able to arrest an adult male in connection to several residential burglaries and thefts from autos. The arrest happened around 6:30 a.m. Thursday, July 3. Maple Grove Police officially charged Zachary David Needham, 31, with three counts [...]

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Jeffrey Hage Times Editor   Shortly before 11 p.m. Jan. 15, 2014, a fiery explosion ripped through the Coin-Tainer Co.’s block-long manufacturing facility in Milaca. As fire lit the January night sky, firefighters from four departments as close as Milaca and as far away as Onamia (22 miles north of Milaca) left the warm confines [...]

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The League of Minnesota Cities has selected the cities of Medina, Coon Rapids, Eagan and Madelia to receive City of Excellence Awards for 2014. Winning entries were chosen in three population categories and in a special topical category. The city of Medina was recognized for converting the former Clam Corporation office building at 600 Clydesdale [...]

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Medina City Councilors, Tuesday, June 17, said they were concerned that population in the northeast corner of their city is growing too fast and becoming too dense. Then asked what they could do about it. Could they enact a moratorium on development? Or what about getting a head start on amending the city’s comprehensive plan? [...]

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Independence City Council caught in dispute  The Independence City Council is finding itself in the middle of a dispute between a couple who live on Lake Independence and two fire departments that want to burn down a house next door and give firefighters hands-on experience in the process. Mark and Sharyl Fischer, of 3162 Independence [...]

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The city of Osseo approved purchasing new banners for the street lamps along Central Avenue for the summer months during its Monday, June 23, City Council meeting. The council also received a grant award from CenterPoint Energy Here are some of the meeting’s highlights.   Purchasing Banners The council also looked at purchasing 70 new [...]

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