Community

  • Ridership reportedly down 8 percent from one year ago   by Jim Boyle Editor The Sherburne County Board of Commissioners wants to know what the Metropolitan Council can do to help increase ridership on the Northstar Commuter Rail. Concerned about ridership trends in 2014, members had Sherburne County Administrator Steve Taylor fire off [...]

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  • $5 billion worth of maintenance and improvements being done across Pacific Northwest to Chicago   by Jim Boyle Editor BNSF Railway Company crews were in Elk River this week working to replace ties, an effort that is part of the rail line’s routine planned maintenance. “We continually invest in our physical infrastructure to keep [...]

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• Event to highlight caring, community strengths and hope   by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The people organizing the first-ever Community Connections Expo & Picnic say the goal of the free event is to bring together people of all ages for a fun-themed day that spotlights many resources that provide hope and support. The expo runs [...]

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• City’s credit rating advances one step by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Otsego City Council approved at its Aug. 11 meeting several applications the Kaleidoscope Charter School needed to proceed with its plan to build a 29,600-square-foot expansion at its location on Kalland Ave. The approvals included utility easements, the plat and plans for [...]

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The close of the candidacy filing period for Otsego City Council brought a total of four people to the running for two four-year terms. Challengers Patrick Brink and Paul Bolin will run against incumbents Vern Heidner and Tom Darkenwald in the Nov. 4 election. The newly elected officials take office early in 2015.

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