Government

Township will extend deadline for consideration of permit for KSA Properties A routine public hearing in Lent Township Sept. 10 turned into a civics lesson on rights to assembly and free speech. That wasn’t the point of the meeting, but resulted from consideration of a standard operating issue for local governments: the conditional use permit. [...]

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The Stacy City Council spent considerable time during its August meeting discussing security and safety issues following reports of burglaries around town. There was some follow-up after a fact-finding expedition at the September council meeting. Stacy Mayor Mark Utecht reported he had approached one security company asking what might be the cost to install at [...]

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Chisago County Administrator Bruce Messelt said at the board’s Aug. 20 meeting that the county is currently in good financial standing with a bond rating of AA2, but there is a “50-50” chance the county’s bond rating could be downgraded. He explained that the recent downgrades in North Branch’s bond rating and North Branch Water [...]

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North Branch Mayor Ron Lindquist made it very clear at Monday’s City Council meeting that he and other officials from North Branch will be trying to convince Superior Silica Sands to renege on its decision to not build a trans-loading station in the city’s ESSBY Business Park. Superior Silica Sands had been working closely with [...]

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When Riverwood Centers closed last month, reams of patient records were left at its locations in Chisago, Isanti and Pine counties. The nonprofit – which provided crisis, psychological assessment and therapies, medication management, community-based mental health rehabilitation services for children and adults, anger management and offender treatment programs, individual, family and group therapy, and emergency [...]

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En route to an appointment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Gov. Mark Dayton took time last Friday, March 7, to visit with the ECM Publishers Editorial Board and discuss the current legislative session and his legislative priorities. Dayton, recovering from a February hip surgery, said his appointment was to refit him with another cast. [...]

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