Government

Oak Park Heights is crossing its fingers, hoping it will find a contractor to replace the water main beneath Oren Avenue next to Fury Motors for less than $100,000 this fall. After extensive discussions with MnDOT and Washington County, the city council approved an agreement July 29 that authorized the realignment of the North Frontage [...]

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Keeping with the goal of zero-based budgeting, the Lake Elmo city council voted unanimously to have no increase to the tax rate for the 2015 budget. It set the preliminary budget at $3,137,663 on Sept. 2. Councilmember Anne Smith was absent. “The process this year has gone has gone very smoothly,” said Cathy Bendel, finance [...]

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Stillwater is giving the developer of a proposed boutique hotel in downtown’s historic Joseph Wolf buildings a second chance. After Stillwater Caves LLC missed an Aug. 15 deadline, city staff recommended on Aug. 19 that the city consider terminating the contract for development. The council chose to delay consideration until its Sept. 2 meeting and [...]

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