Hassan Township

by Bob Grawey Staff writer When Hassan resident Bernie Arseneau began his career at the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) 28 years ago, he had no engineering experience and worked his first two weeks without a paycheck. Now he is the agency’s deputy commissioner and chief engineer, second in command only to MnDOT Commissioner Tom […]

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by Britt Aamodt Special to the Star News Eighteen months. That’s how long Alan Hill was out of work. He worked in computer support services. It was a great gig, until Hill and his colleagues received notice their jobs were shipping to India. The announcement played like a scene from the NBC sitcom “Outsourced,” only […]

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by Bob Grawey Staff writer The 2011 State of the Cities was held Tuesday, Jan. 25 at the new St. Michael City Hall. While cautious dread seems to have been the theme for municipal leaders in communities up and down Interstate 94 in 2010, that was not the case this year. Cities were no longer […]

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Hassan Town Board members passed an ordinance at the Jan. 3 town board meeting that will make it possible for future developers and prospective home owners to build a house facing Hassan lakes rather than the street. It would allow garages to sit back from a house which means the garage, instead of the house, […]

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Due to problems with car carriers blocking traffic and impeding motorists’ views as vehicles are being unloaded at Bedrock Motors, Hassan has approved a no parking zone along the portion of Northdale Boulevard near Bedrock and the John Deere implement business. Motorists have lodged complaints about dangerous obstructions from the carriers, especially coming out of […]

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Hassan resident Trudy Reierson was given a conditional use permit (CUP) to have livestock in excess of what the town ordinance allows. Town officials received a complaint that Reierson had an inordinate number of horses on her 10.74-acre property. The Hassan ordinance governing the number of livestock animals would allow approximately 26 horses on the […]

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Enviro-Chem of Rogers has been awarded a conditional use permit by the Hassan Town Board to open a recycling center at 11915 Brockton Lane N. The 7,000-square-foot building will be used to collect and recycle non-ferrous scrap such as aluminum and copper and will be open to the public. The business officially opened Dec. 1, […]

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Bob Ivey is the new Hassan Town Board chair. He was voted in as chair at the Jan. 3 town board meeting. Steve Swanson, who served as chair last year after Joleen Havel-Pierce vacated the board’s top position, was voted in as vice chair. New town board supervisors Jim Kelley, Dan Hunt and Mark Eiden […]

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