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At Monday’s Board meeting, Big Lake School Superintendent Steve Westerberg shared the intense work administrative staff and teachers are doing as they prepare for the potential of distance learning if the current statewide school closing extends beyond March 27 to minimize the spread of coro…

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At Big Lake Township’s annual meeting on March 10, Treasurer Ken Warneke presented the 2021 estimated tax levy of $2.23 million.  The tax rate will be 23.64% , a 4.5% increase over 2020 which was a 9.5% increase from 2019.  Estimated tax capacity at $9,425,000 will be a 7.5% increase over 20…

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SATURDAY, MAY 16- The 2020 City/Township Recycling Day event will be held from 8a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Big Lake Township Maintenance building located at 20150 166th Street, Big Lake. The annual event is a joint effort of the City of Big Lake, Big Lake Township, and Orrock Township.

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BIG LAKE - Starting Friday, March 20, Old National will shift to appointment-only banking at all branch locations. This will enable members of the Old National staff to clean and disinfect surfaces after each visit. The drive-thru will remain open at all locations. Drive-thru hours of operat…

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Big Lake Mayor Mike Wallin has called an emergency city council meeting for 6p.m. on Wednesday, March 18.The purpose of the meeting is to discus the COVID-19 virus, according to city officials.The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers, located at 160 Lake St N, in Big Lake.The me…

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Late Sunday night, March 15, as more information about covid-19 became available, APG of East Central Minnesota, the parent company of The Monticello Times, made the decision to close its office doors to the public for the foreseeable future. This is proactively being done to protect our sta…

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Pursuant to Minn. Stat. 13D.04 Subd. 3, and Emergency Meeting of the Sherburne County Board of Commissioners is hereby given.  The Sherburne County Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday, March 16th, 2020 at the Sherburne County Government Center at 6:30PM to discuss the COVID-19 Pandemi…

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On Feb. 29 at approximately 10:06 pm, Sergeant Tom Kucala stopped a vehicle for failing to yield at an intersection. While speaking to the occupants of the vehicle, Sergeant Kucala noticed their stories on where they were going did not match up. Sergeant Kucala observed a torch-style lighter…

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When a plume of dark smoke rose from the Becker industrial park at about 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, so began a four-day period where smoke and the smell of burning metals, plastics, and chemicals wafted through Becker, Big Lake and Monticello, evoking public fears about public safety and…

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Minnesota’s education commissioner, Mary Cathryn Ricker visited Big Lake High School to see first-hand the educational benefits of Big Lake High School’s REAL program. REAL (Relevant Experience Apprenticeship Learning) provides all students opportunities to gain exposure and experience throu…

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The Big Lake Fire Department was called to 17125 Trillium Lane at about 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14 on a report of a vehicle on fire inside a garage. 

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As the sun hung in the sky above the frozen waters of Big Lake Saturday, Feb. 15, light hit shards of ice above the surface, illuminating them like they were part of a small, majestic castle.

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On 02/15/2020 at approximately 1:24am Big Lake Officers were dispatched to a report of a court order violation in the City of Big Lake. The suspect in the complaint was Mark Curboy (Age 30 – Big Lake). As Investigator Prigge arrived he observed a vehicle with a male driver traveling away fro…