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Hassan Meadows Park, located on Bechtold Road a quarter of a mile north of 109th Avenue North (CSAH 117), will be dedicated today (Saturday, Oct. 15) at 10 a.m. The public is invited and refreshments will be available. The park features a hiking/biking trail that connects in two places with the existing trail in the [...]

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by Bob Grawey Staff writer Hassan residents have a chance to write their own history by attending the township’s annual meeting to decide the tax levy for the following year. The annual meeting is the one occasion each year where Minnesota mandates town supervisors and city staff step aside in order for residents to conduct [...]

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Rogers City Council members agreed to move the final merger date with Hassan from Jan. 1, 2012 to July 1, 2012. The action at the Aug. 9 Rogers City Council meeting was approved 4-0, with the contingency remaining that Hassan residents set the 2012 town levy to at least 95 percent of the 2011 levy. [...]

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Hassan Town Board supervisors approved $30,000 for the purchase of a new pickup at a reconvened town board meeting Monday, July 18. The 2001 pickup currently used by the town’s public works department has 97,000 miles on it. Mounting repair costs prompted the purchase approval. Public works supervisor Bill Boetner says the size of the [...]

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by Bob Grawey Staff writer After 31 years and merging twice, Kathleen Poate announced she is retiring from the I-94 West Chamber of Commerce. Poate says she has enjoyed going to work every day and has great satisfaction in her work at the chamber, but adds with a smile, “It’s time for my flowers and [...]

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Hassan Township has qualified for the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust (LMCIT) land use incentive. It could potentially save the township up to $3,750 if a land use claim was made against Hassan. The township qualified for the incentive after Hassan supervisors took online training about land use decision making. Such training helps Minnesota [...]

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by Bob Grawey Staff writer Rogers City Administrator Steve Stahmer and that city’s engineer, Bret Weiss, have requested $100,000 from Otsego to help cover pre-construction expenses for a $22 million project on Highway 101. They made that request at a May 9 workshop to discuss the project that would remove signal lights from the last [...]

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by Bob Grawey Staff writer (Editor’s note: This is part three of a three-part series concerning the many issues that need to be addressed between Hassan and Rogers before the full merger takes place in 2012. Part one deals with uneven tax rates. Part two talks about TIF districts and their role in the merger [...]

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