Government

New home construction helps city’s budget  The Medina City Council, Tuesday, Sept. 2, approved a preliminary total property tax levy of $3,501,811 for taxes payable in 2015 — a 2.15 percent increase over the actual total property tax levy of $3,428,080 for taxes payable in 2014. The tax levy will be a major source of [...]

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The Osseo City Council named a new Director of Public Service, and approved an employment agreement that changes the former public service director’s job status to Senior Maintenance Worker. The council also considered a storm sewer agreement. This and other action took place during Sept. 8. clOSED SESSION City Attorney Loren Magsam told the council [...]

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ALYSSA KREKELBERG SUN PRESS Newspapers Things got heated at the Rockford Fire Hall during a city-council-hosted town hall meeting that discussed the changes in the water and wastewater rates and the high August utility bills that resulted because of this. “We were blind sighted with these absurd rate hikes,” one man said. The plan to [...]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer In 2003, then-Wright County Sheriff Gary Miller estimated that 80 percent of the prisoners in the Wright County Jail were there because of methamphetamine. From manufacturers to sellers to users to those who committed crimes to help support their habit, it was a drug that was gaining a stronghold in [...]

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Tax levy to increase 2.46% During the Tuesday, Sept. 2, Maple Grove City Council meeting, the council adopted its 2015 proposed general fund, general obligation capital improvement plan budgets and adopted the proposed tax levy. Finance Director Jim Knutson said the proposed budget for 2015 is $36,150,2000, which is an increase of 2.49 percent over [...]

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Council adopts right-of-way purchases for Hwy. 610 The Maple Grove City Council oversaw the awarding of a scholarship from the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Foundation to Community Service Officer Ryan Ascher during its Tuesday, Sept. 2 meeting. Also during the meeting, the council approved right-of-way purchase agreements for parcels needed for the expansion of Hwy. [...]

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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers The Champlin City Council reviewed the preliminary 2015 budget and established a budget public hearing date. It also heard from resident Don Vry, who submitted an application to split his lot. BUDGET Minnesota statues require cities to adopt a proposed budget each year and to certify a maximum proposed [...]

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The City of Champlin is in need of ten additional election judges per ward for the general election Nov. 4. Training is provided for all election judges. With a focused one day commitment plus training this is a great opportunity for busy people to volunteer and make a difference. Students ages 16 and 17 may [...]

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