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The results of a community health assessment are in and now it’s time for the public to react. The public health division of Sherburne County Health and Human Services conducted the survey of residents in early 2014. The results provide the foundation for improving and promoting the health of a community, according to county officials. [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer Political buzz is rarely as high in any party as in those years when the White House is up for grabs, but many Minnesota Democrats in particular have had little to pique their interest early in this non-presidential year 2014, said one local Senate district chairman. That happens, said Gabe [...]

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by Dawn Feddersen-Poindexter Contributing Writer Otsego City Council members received an update on right-of-way negotiations with property owners affected by the 70th Street expansion project at their regular meeting on March 24. City Attorney Andrew MacArthur told the council that the owners of the 20 parcels requiring right-of-way acquisition have received written offers. Most acquisitions [...]

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Julia McDonald of Otsego has been appointed to the State Board of Physical Therapy by Gov. Mark Dayton. Her term expires Jan. 1, 2018. McDonald replaces Elizabeth Schultz.

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Work will start this fall on a project designed to reduce congestion on I-94 between Rogers and St. Michael. The project will cost $35 to $46 million. Bids are scheduled to be opened in May and construction is anticipated to be finished in the fall of 2015. Terry Humbert, assistant [...]

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The prolonged and severely cold winter has increased the impact frost is having on both public and private storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and water lines, causing problems with frozen lines. Standing or rising water in the lowest street drain is a sign of a frozen storm sewer or catchbasin/drain. Call the Elk River Streets Division [...]

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Colleen Eddy has been hired by the Elk River City Council as the city’s new economic development specialist. Eddy has been the president of the Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce for about seven years. She starts her new job with the city on March 24. Brian Beeman, Elk River’s economic development director, said they [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Transportation issues are high on the list of priorities in the area Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer represents, and that’s fine with her. “I just really enjoy working on it because I know what it means to people,” she said. “It moves jobs. It moves families. It moves tourists. It saves time, [...]

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