Sherburne County

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Amanda Larson, who was a key figure in the initial start-up of the Elk River YMCA, has a new job as the planner at Sherburne County Health and Human Services in Elk River. Her duties include contact with the Minnesota Legislature and managing the health and human services state and [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer Sherburne County Board members voted 4-1 Oct. 15 to increase general salaries for all nonunion, nonelected employees by 1 percent next year. Commissioner Ewald Petersen voted against this measure that was moved by John Riebel and seconded by Bruce Anderson. Petersen proposed other salary adjustments, however, moving to add a [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Vehicle-deer crashes spike in the fall, and nowhere in Minnesota are there more of them reported than in Sherburne County. Sherburne leads the state in the number of reported vehicle-deer collisions with 515 from 2010 to 2012, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. One of those crashes resulted [...]

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  Click here to read about roundabouts in Minnesota. by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The finishing touches have been put on Elk River’s first roundabout. Located  at the intersection of Railroad Drive, Irving Avenue and Third Street near the old post office, the roundabout has been open but final striping and sign placement were not  [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer When elected officials, staff and the public of Sherburne County welcome Steve Taylor as their new county administrator Monday, Nov. 4, they will be greeting a native of Chicago whose father, too, was born in the Windy City and whose mother came from Stuttgart, Germany. On the road to completing [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor An assistant Sherburne County attorney is being considered for a judicial vacancy. Suzanne Bollman is one of four finalists for two vacancies in Minnesota’s 10th Judicial District. As an assistant county attorney in Sherburne County, Bollman is responsible for criminal prosecution, reviewing search warrants, advising law enforcement and law enforcement [...]

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A Zimmerman man was injured Friday, Sept. 13, following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of County Road 4 and 112th Street in Livonia Township. According to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott, the accident occurred just after 3:00 p.m. Ignacio Ortigosa, 47 of Zimmerman, was trapped and unconscious in his vehicle following the crash. He [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer Sherburne County commissioners have directed staff that when the board convenes Tuesday in Elk River, they want to read a levy proposal that includes no increase for 2014. The Sept. 10 meeting is the board’s last scheduled session before the state’s deadline for reporting preliminary levies. With further review of [...]

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Board, however, split on expanding smoking prohibitions   by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer When visiting Sherburne County’s government center to attend a court hearing, apply for a passport or complain to the County Board about taxes, guests to the campus in Elk River may not notice the smell of cigarettes near the building’s public entrances. [...]

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