Government

Since 2006, Isanti County has had the largest decrease in drunken driving arrests in the state of Minnesota. According to research by Isanti County Judge James Dehn, using newly released statistics by the Department of Public Safety, Isanti County has had a 67.6 percent decrease in DUI arrests from 2006-2013. Dehn feels this decrease is [...]

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Visitors to the Isanti County Government Center soon will be subject to a new, less intrusive security measure. County commissioners on March 5 agreed to purchase a security scanner, resembling the kind used at major airports, for $18,296 from the Rapiscan company. After the meeting, Isanti County Jail Administrator Dennis Valentyn and Sheriff Bill Guenther [...]

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Isanti Mayor George Wimmer was involved with the drafting of District 911’s beliefs, mission, parameters, objectives and strategies, and now wants other community members to get involved. During the March 4 Isanti City Council meeting, District 911 Superintendent Ray Queener, and Director of Teaching and Learning Tim Truebenbach, explained the district is going through a [...]

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Braham City Council approved the renewal of a five-year sanitation agreement with East Central Sanitation and Recycling during its March 4 meeting. The agreement includes a 2-2.5 percent price increase that would be effective July 1. Current in-city waste removal rates range from $10.30 to $18.30 before state sanitation taxes, and there hasn’t been an [...]

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The city of Cambridge is continuing to pursue grant opportunities to help fund proposed improvements to Cambridge City Park along Second Avenue. During the Cambridge City Council meeting March 3, the council held a discussion with Barry Wendorf, who serves as Isanti County Parks Director and as an ex-officio member of the Cambridge Parks, Trails [...]

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City leaders want to hear from the public on the city’s enforcement of the city code involving residential parking, outdoor storage, sidewalk snow removal and other concerns that can impact a neighborhood. They are also considering if code should continue to be enforced by complaint or if the city should take a more proactive approach [...]

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Isanti City Council members are moving forward with the process to establish their council, along with two community members, as the city’s Economic Development Authority. During the Isanti City Council meeting Feb. 18, the council held a public hearing and approved several resolutions relating to the formation of the seven-member EDA. The first meeting of [...]

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