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Minnesotans pride themselves on their winter resiliency, but 2019 has been the “Never-ending Story” of misery – complete with a Polar Vortex in January and the most February snow in recorded history. But, as the inevitable spring thaw comes, there are legitimate concerns being voiced that th…

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City officials have tweaked the Woodland Trails Regional Park master plan to move the nature-based play area, nature center and picnic shelter, but have not designated a funding source to pay for the changes. The item was in front of the Elk River City Council March 4 for discussion and a vo…

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Gov. Tim Walz proposed a $49 billion “Budget for One Minnesota” Feb. 19 that raises the state gas tax 20 cents to pay for road and bridge improvements and includes significant increases in spending on education.

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Among the transportation items being considered in the Minnesota Legislature this year is funding to begin the process of bringing the Northstar train system to St. Cloud.

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City funds and budgeting concerns dominated much of the Feb. 25 Otsego City Council meeting, with agenda items such as street improvement projects and the shared cost of a pedestrian bridge at Otsego Waterfront East where Riverview Landing is located warranting lengthy discussion.

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Citing potential legal fallout, the Elk River City Council reversed its direction on a proposed residential treatment center, ignoring a resolution denying a conditional-use permit and then approving essentially the same permit that at one point was headed for defeat with a couple of added c…

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Two new housing developments are working their way through the Otsego City Council’s approval process, with both receiving the green light at the council’s Feb. 11 meeting.

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After learning at the Jan. 22 Elk River City Council meeting that the municipally owned Pinewood Golf Course was out of the rough, council members took a collective sigh of relief.