Archive | March, 2013

It’s official: Princeton will be constructing a public safety building that will be the new home of the city’s police and fire departments. The City Council approved the measure March 14 on a 4-1 vote, which followed a lengthy discussion of whether the structure should include a fifth parking bay at an additional cost of [...]

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By Jace Frederick Murphy News service Katie Loberg is moving on from the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team after four years that taught her numerous life lessons. She said she’s prepared for whatever life brings her next because of them. “This whole experience has just taught me that I can be a really passionate [...]

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Monday, March 11 2:11 a.m. A homeless man with no shirt was reported to be sleeping inside McDonald’s. Officers removed the man from the restaurant. 7:30 a.m. The theft of credit cards and a social security number were reported from a resident of Woodland Circle. Credit cards were used in California and Minnesota. Theft valued [...]

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A road right of way, adjacent to an eyesore property south of Onamia, is scheduled for cleanup this spring to prepare for a road widening and paving project on Mille Lacs County Road 25. The five-acre parcel, once owned by the late Jim Beehler, has numerous old mobile homes with tires and possible other items [...]

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With the Minnesota health insurance exchange passing the Senate and now on its way to the governor’s desk to become law, the Senate can focus on its second top priority, all-day kindergarten. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, told the ECM Editorial Board on Friday that the Senate will now “dig in” on all-day kindergarten. [...]

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An all-day, every-day kindergarten program in the Princeton School District became reality March 12 with a school board vote on a kindergarten financing package. The finance committee, comprised of Jeremy Miller, Eric Minks and Chuck Nagle, brought a $350,000 plan to the full board that included taking $200,000 from a district savings account for school [...]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter A sleeker gun bill cleared a House committee on Thursday, March 21, after a heftier one floundered for lack of votes. But Rep. Michael Paymar, DFL-St. Paul, was upbeat after the bill, which contains a so-called gun show loophole provision, passed his House Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee [...]

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