Government

A request to hold an organized 5K that would start at midnight and pass through residential streets was met with caution by the Waconia City Council, which considered the event during its regular meeting on Sept. 15. The event in question, the inaugural Herbalife Family Foundation 5K Midnight Fun Run/Walk, was slated to take place [...]

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Carver County Commissioners adopted the 2015 preliminary property tax levy and budget at the Sept. 16 board meeting. The proposed levy reflects improving economic times experienced locally, and it marks the 10th consecutive year that county taxes on an average-value home will be decreased or flat-lined. In addition, county taxes on average-valued commercial and agricultural [...]

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Carver County welcomes new Veterans Service Officer Dan Tengwall, who took his oath of office administered by Carver County Board Chairman Gayle Degler during the county board meeting on Sept. 2. “Dan has a lot of energy and passion for veterans,” Degler said. “Dan is a good fit at Carver County and I am confident [...]

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By Lorrie Ham The Mayer City Council approved a MnDOT cooperative agreement on Sept. 8 which states that MnDOT will fund $588,000 toward the construction of a roundabout in town. The roundabout, to be located at Highway 25 and 62nd Street, is a cost-sharing project between Mayer Lutheran High School (MLHS), MnDOT and the city. Total [...]

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by Nathan Sommer Murphy News Absentee voting has officially opened across the state for the Nov. 4 general election, and for the first time, registered voters are not required to provide a reason for voting early. According to the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, voters have the option to vote prior [...]

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By Lorrie Ham The city of St. Bonifacius recently sent a letter to the Metropolitan Council appealing an Inflow and Infiltration (I and I) surcharge and questioning the accuracy of the 2015 municipal wastewater charges. The Metropolitan Council had adopted a 3.5 percent increase in the wastewater budget for 2015. Combined with a $145,250 surcharge [...]

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