Government

The Isanti County Board on April 3 unanimously approved Commissioner Greg Anderson to serve as 2014 vice chair of the board, a position that became vacant with the recent passing of Larry Southerland. “Thanks for the vote of confidence, and I humbly accept,” said Anderson, who was nominated by fellow Commissioner George Larson. As for [...]

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The Cambridge City Council received some good news regarding the bidding for its 2014 street improvement project during its April 7 meeting. City Engineer Todd Blank explained seven bids were received for the project, ranging from $3.4 million to $4.5 million. The engineer’s estimate was $4.15 million. The council selected Douglas Kerr Underground’s bid in [...]

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Cambridge Mayor Marlys Palmer discussed successes and future plans for the city of Cambridge during the annual State of the City address hosted by the Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce. The luncheon held March 27 at American Janes Grill & Bar in Cambridge, was well-attended by Cambridge city staff, chamber members and community members. “There [...]

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Larry Southerland spent his life as a public servant working for the people that mattered the most to him — his constituents of his lifelong residency in Isanti County. Southerland, who was raised in Braham, served in the Isanti County Sheriff’s Department beginning in 1971, and later was elected sheriff for three terms, from 1990 [...]

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Local gun shop owners weigh in on gun ownership, safety in light of increased permits to carry —This is the final installment of a two-part series appearing in both the ECM Post Review and Isanti County News. Click here for part one. The gun industry can become guilty by association following a senseless crime or major [...]

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An arts and science charter school is hoping to open in the city of Isanti in the fall. During the Isanti City Council meeting March 18, the council approved a text amendment to allow for educational institutions within the B-2 General Business District as a conditional use. Community Development Director Roxanne Achman explained as of January 2014, [...]

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The Cambridge City Council learned of Woody’s Auto plans to expand and Local Pawn’s plans to relocate downtown during the March 17 council meeting. City Planner Marcia Westover explained Steven Wudel, owner of Woody’s Auto, is requesting an interim use permit for automobile sales and service. Wudel currently runs his business at 119 Main St. [...]

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