Government

All precincts of the Isanti County Republicans will caucus at 7 p.m.. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Cambridge-Isanti High School. Enter near the Cafeteria/Commons. For further information contact Diane Johnson at 612-454-6345.  

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Braham City Council discussed different security and catering options for the new community center at its Jan. 7 meeting. The main focus was related to events with alcohol. The council discussed using off-duty officers for those events, noting other options include private security. Though no action took place, the council advised the community center to [...]

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It was a celebratory atmosphere just prior to the Jan. 6 Cambridge City Council meeting as the city welcomed back employee Brad Reents. Reents returned to work for the city of Cambridge Jan. 6 after returning home Dec. 22 from an eight-month deployment to Afghanistan as a member of the 850th Horizontal Engineer “Renegades” Company. [...]

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Meeting for the first time in 2014, the Isanti County Board on Jan. 7 received an update on the number of visitors and items turned away at the government center’s front entrance security stop. Jail administrator Dennis Valentyn presented the latest findings, noting 43,453 people visited the government center from Aug. 19 through Dec. 31. [...]

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Isanti’s economic development director will represent the city on a state-wide level for the next few years. During the Isanti City Council meeting Jan. 7, Isanti Mayor George Wimmer explained Sean Sullivan was elected by ballot to the Economic Development Association of Minnesota. City protocol is to authorize staff to serve on boards and commissions [...]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter One Republican fewer is running for Congress in the 6th Congressional District. Sen. John Pederson, of St. Cloud, has dropped out of the scramble to replace Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. In a statement, Pederson said he could not balance the priorities in his life and continue as a candidate. [...]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter One proposed bonding project under fire is the Senate office building. A provision for the project was contained in last year’s tax bill, exactly where it should not have been, argued former St. Cloud lawmaker Jim Knoblach, who has filed suit, claiming the language is unconstitutional. Senate DFL leaders [...]

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