Government

The Cambridge City Council held two public hearings and approved action relating to a new senior housing development during its July 21 meeting. Economic Development Director Stan Gustafason explained Summit Development plans to build a 70-unit senior housing complex in the Parkwood neighborhood along Sixth Lane Southeast. The preliminary plan is for a three-story complex [...]

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The Isanti County Board on July 16 passed a county wheelage tax, estimated at generating $339,000 for county highway needs that otherwise would have depended on property taxes. Commissioners George Larson, Susan Morris and Greg Anderson voted to authorize and impose the $10 tax beginning next year on motor vehicles kept in Isanti County. Solely [...]

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Plans for the construction of a Family Dollar store in Isanti are moving forward. During the Isanti City Council meeting July 15, the council approved the site plan-building appearance for Family Dollar to be constructed at 391 Cherrywood St. NE. City staff has been working with Family Dollar’s consultants for some time for the construction [...]

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The Isanti County News allows each candidate running for a local office one free filing statement announcing their candidacy. The Isanti County News doesn’t solicit this announcement from the candidate; it’s up the candidate to submit their filing statement to the newspaper if they wish to do so. Filing statements from candidates who filed May [...]

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The Isanti County Board on July 2 agreed, by consensus, to proceed with a construction project at the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch Center. Presenting was architect Randy Engel, noting construction for the project will cost about $1.2 million. The total can be broken down into two main parts: an expanded dispatch center and [...]

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A new playground, amphitheater-picnic shelter, and disc golf equipment are coming soon to Cambridge City Park. During the Cambridge City Council meeting Monday, July 7, the council approved $57,910 in park equipment purchases through Minnesota/Wisconsin Playground. The purchases include a blue Mountain Shoals style playground, 20-by-40-foot amphitheater-picnic shelter, four picnic tables and nine-hole disc golf. [...]

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State Rep. Brian Johnson, R-Cambridge, and Rep. Bob Barrett, R-Lindstrom, talked about how government spending would affect local businesses at a business legislative update last week. The forum at the North Branch Public Library June 24 was held to update local business owners and the general public on how the new laws would change their [...]

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