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BY JONATHAN YOUNG THE GAZETTE Many Bayport residents will see a slight increase in their city taxes next year, based on the preliminary budget and levy set by the city council Sept. 8. The council voted unanimously to increase the 2015 preliminary general levy by $24,802 to $1,184,783, a 2.1 percent increase over 2014. When [...]

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BY JONATHAN YOUNG THE GAZETTE Leo A. Daly Architects will design the new Bayport fire hall planned at Fifth Avenue and Stagecoach Trail. The city council unanimously selected the firm Sept. 8 on the recommendation of a building committee, which interviewed four candidates. “Ultimately all the firms were qualified and had the ability to do [...]

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Oakgreen Avenue will close to through traffic between the South Frontage Road and 58th Street N. beginning the week of Sept. 22 for a period of 25 days, weather permitting. MnDOT says motorists should watch signs for a specific closure date. This closure is required for crews to complete deep utility work and road reconstruction. [...]

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BY ALICIA LEBENS THE GAZETTE The typical homeowner in Washington County can expect an increase in county property taxes, thanks to a 13.5 percent increase in residential property values last year. The Washington County Board of Commissioners set the preliminary 2015 budget and tax levy Sept. 9. The board will set the final 2015 budget [...]

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Plans for new development in Lake Elmo have turned into a housing boom. On Sept. 16, the city council heard from six major residential developments — including two final plat resolutions that would allow work to begin. “Each development has its own quirks,” City Administrator Dean Zuleger said after the meeting. “This meeting was the [...]

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