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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times The Cologne City Council made decisions with appearance in mind during its meeting on Monday, April 7. In addition to approving an official city logo, council members had visuals in mind when they approved a mill and overlay project for downtown. Wm. Mueller & Sons, Inc. will be contracted in [...]

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Former Rep. Steve Smith of Mound died on Monday, April 7. Smith was 64. No cause of death or details have been released at this time. Other news organizations are reporting that a family statement made by his son Ryan Smith acknowledge that Smith had been battling alcoholism. Smith was the longest serving Republican in [...]

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Carver County Payable 2014 Property Tax Statements and Payable 2015 Assessor’s Valuation Notices were mailed on March 31 to the owner of record as of March 12, 2014. Laurie Davies, Taxpayer Services Manager, would like to remind taxpayers that tax statements are mailed annually; however, tax payments are due in two installments. Please check your [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times   NYA City Council members and city staff took time to plan for the future during a special workshop on Thursday, April 3. Guided by consultant Dave Unmacht of Springsted, the 2.5-hour session helped them develop project ideas in conjunction with the city’s five-year financial plan, which might be completed [...]

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Former State Rep. Steve Smith (R) of Mound passed away Monday, April 7 at the age of 64. He was remembered by colleagues at the State Capitol in St. Paul for his work on child support legislation. He lost his bid for reelection in 2012 during the primary. The cause of death had not been [...]

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Senator David Thompson, one of several Republican candidates for Minnesota Governor, says he would rescind indexing the minimum wage for inflation if he were elected governor.  Thompson says it is irresponsible for the legislature to give away that power to the executive branch. Thompson also indicated he didn’t believe DFL leaders when they said there [...]

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