Monthly Archives: December 2009

Gov. Pawlenty will appeal judge’s ruling on unallotment process

Gov. Tim Pawlenty met with the media today (Thursday, Dec. 31) at a press conference at the State Capitol, St. Paul, to discuss yesterday’s judicial ruling on unallotment. He will appeal a ruling that challenged his unilateral budget cuts imposed … Continue reading

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70-year-old Ham Lake man dies after 16-hour stand-off

A 70-year-old Ham Lake man was found dead today (Thursday, Dec. 31) after a nearly 16-hour stand-off with police. How the man died is being investigated. He has not been identified. The stand-off started Dec. 30 around 4:30 p.m. when … Continue reading

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Cambridge-Isanti School Dist. 911 OKs 5.8% levy hike for 2010

Residents of District 911 can expect almost a 6 percent increase on the school portion of their 2010 property tax bill if property values remain the same as last year. The Cambridge-Isanti School Board on Dec. 17 unanimously approved the … Continue reading

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Elk River Mayor Klinzing calls for 1,000 acts of kindness

The mayor of Elk River is on a mission to make the community of Elk River a kinder place to live. Stephanie Klinzing, in conjunction with Love Elk River, will launch a monthlong campaign on Feb. 1 called “1,000 Acts … Continue reading

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Visiting author details Native American life

A number of things are going on at the Elk River Public Library in January. On Jan. 12 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. author Ryan Gale, who wrote “The Great Northwest Fur Trade: A material culture, 1763–1850” will be at … Continue reading

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Royal girls trip Champlin for Holiday Tournament hockey title

This was supposed to be the breakout year for Rogers Royals girls hockey. And so far, it’s been just that. With Becca Leshovsky stopping 28 shots and Kelsey Johnston scoring the decisive goal, the Royals toppled Champlin Park 1-0 for … Continue reading

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Economic impact reflected in Gifts for Kids program in Princeton

Al and Lila Roehl, who headed this year’s Gifts for Kids program in Princeton, didn’t have the numbers right away on how many people picked up gifts during their distribution recently. But Al did report that the number of people … Continue reading

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Internet chat encounter leads to alleged Spring Lake Park attack

A man who went to a Spring Lake Park apartment to meet a woman that he had met on an Internet chat line was allegedly attacked and robbed by a man who was in the apartment. Michael Lynn Howard, 46, … Continue reading

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Princeton teachers vote to approve contract

The teachers of the Princeton School District have agreed to the tentative agreement reached between the district and the Princeton Education Association, according to one source. The deal reportedly will continue the steps and lanes programs for the teachers but … Continue reading

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New library, downtown projects stall

Rosemount welcomes Robert Trail Library, commercial development stagnant by Jessica Harper Thisweek Newspapers As 2009 ends, the city of Rosemount has experienced a year of new beginnings, hardship, disappointment, sorrow and joy. The community welcomed a new library — a … Continue reading

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