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by Jim Boyle Editor Sherburne County Commissioners backed away June 16 from a proposal to add video recording capabilities to its board room for $100,000 or less. IT specialist Brian Kamman prepared the proposal and laid it out for commissioners at a June 2 work session. It appeared it would win app...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor The state of Minnesota has put money where its collective mouth has been of late on the topic of child protection services. The 2015 legislative session resulted in allocations totaling more than $104 million to support increases in child protection staff in the state’s countie...Read More
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Area legislators and Assistant Majority Leader Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, (right) spoke at a legislative session wrap-up Wednesday in Elk River. Joining Kresha were Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake and Rep. Nick Zerwas, R-Elk River,  (left), as well as Rep. Eric Lucero, R-Dayton, and Sen. Warren Li...Read More
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by Briana Sutherland Contributing Writer The Otsego City Council approved a conditional use permit for a Kwik Trip at its June 8 meeting, but with conditions that the developer has said could kill the project. Nearby residents to the proposed convenience store with motor fuel sales, a truck stop and...Read More
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Click here to read more about Elk River’s new Parks and Recreation Master Plan. by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A public arts plan is included as a component of Elk River’s new Parks and Recreation Master Plan. “The goals are really to incorporate more public art in Elk River,” said Lil ...Read More
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Click here to read about the public art plan that is part of Elk River’s new Parks and Recreation Master Plan. by Joni Astrup Associate Editor After an 18-month process, Elk River has a new Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The 106-page document is designed to serve as a road map for protecti...Read More
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At its May 26 meeting, the Otsego City Council presented Elk River Fire Chief John Cunningham an award from the I-94 West Chamber of Commerce for outstanding dedication and service in the area. Cunningham said none of it would be possible without all the fire department members, so he accepted the h...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor The Sherburne County Board of Commissioners appears poised to add video recording capabilities to its board room. That was the consensus of board members after hearing a report from Sherburne County Administrator Steve Taylor and IT specialist Brian Kamman at a June 2 work sessio...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Wright County Commissioners are considering abandoning the Tri County Regional Forensic Laboratory, but if they do, they will have to do it without the support of its neighbor to the north. The Sherburne County Board of Commissioners concluded the funding formula, based on popula...Read More
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