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The Rush City Council on Dec. 10 certified the final 2013 property-tax levy, reflecting a lower tax burden than projected in the fall. Presenting the final levy and budget was financial consultant Kay Mattson, who broke down the numbers and explained the factors that will impact local taxpayers and the city portion of their next [...]

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The Rush City Council on Nov. 28 appeared receptive to the idea of transferring the city-owned ambulance license to Lakes Region EMS, which is looking for security and clarification for improvements going forward. They appear to operate “a well-run, fiscally responsible operation,” businessman and resident Mike Carroll, who sits on the Lakes Region Board of [...]

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It’s no secret that Tiller Corporation’s sand fracking plant in North Branch, just south of Harris, has created quite the buzz among local residents and government officials. Rush City has weighed in, too, particularly over the project’s impact on traffic on Co. Rd. 30. Will both train and trucks, tied with the project, interfere with [...]

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Rush City is considering a resident’s request to trap beaver, raccoon, muskrat and other furbearers, according to their season, off the city-owned banks of Rush Creek. Andrew Byron discussed his proposal at the Oct. 22 city council meeting, where councilors directed City Administrator Amy Mell to check with the city attorney on the legal and [...]

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The Rush City Council on Oct. 8 received a clean opinion on the city’s handling of its 2011 financial statements during an audit review by the certified public accountant firm of Althoff and Nordquist, LLC. In terms of the economy and unpredictable nature of local government aid from the state, the city is in good [...]

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Rush City is being asked for a little break in wake of a theft by swindle allegation that has sent the Pine City Youth Hockey Association reeling. The city council on Sept. 10 learned all about it from Jeff Steele who, as gambling manager for the association, requested a reduction in the amount of charitable [...]

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