Government

By Lorrie Ham WACONIA PATRIOT Sergeant Mike Kokesh of the Minnetrista Public Safety Department provided a history of the department in a presentation to the St. Bonifacious City Council during its meeting on Nov. 5. When the Minnetrista department was organized in 1950s, constables drove their own cars and were paid $1 per year. The […]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times During a relatively short meeting, Cologne council members approved a couple of measures related to the winter snowfall season on Monday, Nov. 17. Council members approved both a snow hauling agreement with Cologne Academy as well as new tires for a pay loader. Unlike the contract discussed at the last […]

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By Erin Kossan Carver County News Thanks to action taken by the Watertown City Council during its regular meeting on Thursday, Nov. 13, Christ Community Lutheran School will soon be enjoying a lower interest rate on bonds obtained through conduit financing with the city of Watertown that were used to help develop the school in […]

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The Carver County Commissioners, at their Nov. 4 meeting, declared that Nov. 4 be known as Employment and Training Recognition Day, as to shed some light on a department that helps match residents with jobs. Carver County employment and training assists residents in finding employment, while also offering workshops to help educate them. Anyone receiving […]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times The NYA City Council approved several measures providing for The Haven project as it nears the start of construction on Monday, Nov. 10. The $6.9 million project which is separate, yet physically connected to, Peace Villa and The Harbor will include 37 units of assisted living and memory care and […]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Cologne results took local voters by the most surprise on election day last Tuesday, with council member Scott Williams defeating incumbent mayor Matt Lein for the mayor’s seat by just six votes. Williams secured 45.71 percent or 245 votes, Lein won 44.59 percent or 239 votes, and there were 52 […]

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