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The Rockford City Council meeting of April 8 began with the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization.  The open hearing includes property assessment information for Rockford residents, most residing in Wright County, for 2014, used in determining future property taxes collected by the county. Values for the 2014 assessment rely on a sales ratio study [...]

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by Dawn Feddersen-Poindexter Contributing Writer   The Rogers City Council agreed to take the next step with plans to extend Rogers Drive to Brockton Lane and discussed ongoing negotiations with affected landowners. While the owners of the Kinghorn and Henry properties that the new road will run through are on board with the project, owners [...]

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Amended law intended to safeguard youth under 18 The Medina City Council, Tuesday, April 1, amended its tobacco ordinance to keep nicotine delivery products, including electronic cigarettes, out of the hands of youth under the age of 18, The amended ordinance treats these products like tobacco and requires sellers to have a license from the [...]

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Rockford Schools had decided not to build in Corcoran The Corcoran City Council, Thursday, April 10, voted unanimously to back out of the city’s commitment of $210,000 over three years for the Rockford School District varsity baseball field that originally was proposed for a Corcoran location. The council decided that Corcoran should talk with Rockford [...]

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Two Rogers High School hockey players (Class of 2010) are now seniors on the University of St. Thomas Women’s Hockey Team and recently played in the NCAA D3 Frozen Four in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Lauren Mumm and Andrea Bishop have been playing hockey together since they were 5 years old. They started in the Elk River [...]

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by Samara Postuma Contributing Writer   The St. Michael-Albertville School Board recognized the state champion wrestlers. School board chairperson Doug Birk presented 10th grader Mitchell McKee and seniors Tommy Thorn and Mark Voss with certificates and publicly complimented the three on their abilities and accomplishments. “We have a real outstanding wrestling program here and this [...]

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CROSS offers resources and opportunities for seniors in area communities. Clothes Closet: CROSS has a shopping area located in its facility in Rogers. Clothing is sold for .50 cents a pound. Also, picture frames, lamps, dishes, and other household items are available at CROSS. Food shelf: Serving all ages in the communities of Champlin (west), [...]

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Construction has commenced for the Hwy. 101 overpass that will lift the highway over County Rd. 144 in Rogers. The project will undergo three phases and is proposed for completion this fall, in one construction season. “We’re starting the first phase with temporary signals at James Road and County Rd. 144, and at County Rd. [...]

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