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Our viewpoint: Use state bonding dollars wisely If you had a billion dollars to spend on any public project within Minnesota, what would you choose? Would you spend $5 million to build a new security fence around the Shakopee prison, $500,000 for “pre-design” design, to improve and renovate historic Fort Snelling or $10 million to [...]

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West Hennepin Public Safety has provided police services to the cities of Maple Plain and Independence for 35 years, and for 33 years, it has been assisted by a group of volunteers who make up its Reserve Officer Program. Current reservists are Phil Beck, Angie Grabowski, Matt Rosati, Lisa Schreier and Jeff Strand. WHPS is [...]

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by Lisa Kaczke Sun CURRENT Newspapers   I can’t pinpoint the exact moment when I decided that I was over this winter. Maybe it was when I was sitting in my car outside in the alley at home thinking “c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, start!” when it was minus 20 degrees outside. Leave it to a polar [...]

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The governor, legislators and Minnesota citizens all received good news in December. Minnesota Management and Budget, formerly known as the State Finance Department, in its most recent economic forecast projected an improvement in the state’s economic position of more than a billion dollars for the current two-year budget cycle. When the Legislature comes back into [...]

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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS   Minnesota newspapers and their websites are valued for their readership and advertising results, according to a survey hot off the press. Results of a survey, conducted by Scarborough researchers for the Minnesota Newspaper Association, show that in almost every category of news and buying decisions, newspapers and their websites [...]

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Redesign includes more online services and government information   by Katy Zillmer Sun POST Newspapers   More than a year in the making, Hennepin County’s website has a new look designed to meet the needs of its audience. The new website design was launched Dec. 4. A lot has changed since 2009, when the last [...]

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Board takes the next step in putting the horse patrol program out to pasture by Brian Rosemeyer Sun sailor Newspapers   Three Rivers Board of Commissioners held a final hearing Dec. 5 on a trying 2014 park district budget before sending the figures, cuts included, to Hennepin County for approval. The 2014 budget, which the [...]

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 It’s time to settle the contract dispute involving the Minnesota Orchestra Association board of directors and its professional musicians. This gridlock has gone on for more than a year and there’s no end in sight. Thousands of classical music lovers from all over the region will not hear the traditional holiday performances of this world-renowned [...]

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