Government

A new deputy fire chief/emergency management director will be starting in May for the city of Cambridge. During the Cambridge City Council meeting April 21, City Administrator Lynda Woulfe and Cambridge Fire Chief Sean Okerlund recommended the hiring of William Pennings for the position. The hiring of Pennings is contingent upon successfully completing all pre-employment [...]

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The city of Isanti is considering building an indoor BMX facility near the current outdoor track located at Isanti Parkway Northwest. During the Isanti City Council meeting Tuesday, April 15, Isanti Mayor George Wimmer explained the indoor BMX facility is proposed to be 72,000 square feet and estimated to cost $1.5 million to $1.6 million. [...]

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The city of Isanti received positive results on its 2013 annual financial report and management letter. Matthew Vos, with Abdo, Eick & Meyers, presented the report during the April 15 City Council meeting. Following the presentation, the City Council approved the acceptance of the audit and management letter. Vos noted the city’s fund balance decreased [...]

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Isanti County is losing a significant amount of experience and leadership due to the resignations, or retirement announcements, of two more department heads at the April 16 County Board meeting. Auditor-treasurer Terry Treichel announced he will not seek re-election in the fall through a press release that County Administrator Kevin VanHooser read aloud to the [...]

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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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