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• Residents, however, will be responsible for   re-constructing fence   by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Zimmerman City Council decided at its Aug. 4 regular meeting how to resolve problems with the drainage utility in a 19th Street neighborhood and acknowledged that private fencing within the city-owned right of way had contributed to the problem. [...]

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• Zimmerman City Council gives new owner approval for liquor license by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Zimmerman City Council approved at its Aug. 4 meeting several license applications for new owners to operate Zimmerman Bowling Alley, the formerly vacant building at 25920 Gateway Drive. The council OK’d applications for a license to operate a bowling [...]

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About a week into the candidacy filing period for Otsego City Council – as of midmorning Aug. 7 – four people have submitted affidavits to run for the two seats expiring at the end of 2014. Incumbents Vern Heidner and Tom Darkenwald will be challenged by Patrick Brink and Paul Bolin. Council members are elected [...]

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As of midmorning Aug. 7, two people had filed affidavits of candidacy to run for Zimmerman mayor in the Nov. 4 election, with no filings yet for the three other open council seats. Challenger Jan Nicodemus will run against incumbent Dave Earenfight for a two-year term as mayor. Councilmembers Tony Brisbin and Beth Merwin said [...]

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July 28 fire has left Hicks searching through rubble   by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer Kris Hicks said their family of five is doing “all right” after a devastating fire on July 28 consumed their home at 24320 108th St. in Livonia Township. “We lost four dogs and a lizard,” he said, a particularly devastating [...]

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  • Profession still rooted in pride and service for those who answer the call   by Theresa Malloy ECM Publishers As fire departments across the state struggle with budget issues and recruitment and retention shortfalls, the lingering question is what the future of firefighting will look like in Minnesota. Nationally Minnesota ranks 47th in fire [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A 28-year-old Columbus man was apprehended after leading police on a chase. The motorist was a suspect in a gas drive-off that was reported at 7:11 a.m. Aug. 2 at the SuperAmerica on 193rd Avenue in Elk River, according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz. An officer located the suspect [...]

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• Gullickson, 67, faces charge of criminal vehicular homicide by Tim Hennagir ECM Sun Newspapers The Albertville woman who struck a former Monticello High School student on County Road 19 in Otsego last summer made her second appearance Monday in Wright County District Court. Linda Louise Gullickson, 67, has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide while [...]

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