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Even though the city’s levy could increase 2.03 percent in 2015, a taxpayer’s city property taxes could actually go down, depending on property  property valuations.s. The council set a preliminary 2.03 percent levy increase for 2015. The council will finalize that levy in December. It cannot raise the levy at that time, just keep it [...]

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The city will likely be extending a water main next spring along West Branch Street between the north end of 13th Avenue and a point about two blocks west of Hy Tech Auto on Rum River Drive. The Princeton City Council on Sept. 4 authorized having engineering firm WSB & Associates provide a feasibility study [...]

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Princeton Community Development Director Carie Fuhrman gave her resignation Sept. 4, effective the end of Sept. 26. Fuhrman will be taking a similar job in the city of Vadnais Heights. Fuhrman has been in the job since June 6, 2011, and has been city hall’s leader in the “It’s Starts Here” project to encourage the [...]

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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is pressing Mille Lacs County to get its subsurface sewage treatment systems ordinance up to code, and now there seems to be progress in that. Mille Lacs County Commissioners Phil Peterson, Tim Wilhelm, Genny Reynolds, Roger Tellinghuisen and Dave Oslin discussed the subject at the commission work session on Aug. [...]

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Princeton’s 2015 tax levy could rise 2.03 percent. That’s the preliminary direction that came from the Princeton City Council during its Sept. 4 study session discussion on next year’s budget. City Treasurer Steve Jackson offered the council two ways it could budget and levy next year. Jackson first presented an option in which the levy [...]

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Without discussion, the Mille Lacs County Board of Commissioners appointed an assessor on Aug. 19 to fill the vacancy left by longtime assessor Pat Stotz, who retired from the job last spring. The appointee is Allen “Al” Heim, of rural Sartell. The appointment, which became effective Aug. 25, was one of 20 items on the [...]

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The Princeton City Council conducted the following business at its Aug. 28 meeting. This report was written by Joel Stottrup. Fence ordinance proposed The council gave its first reading to a proposed amended city fence ordinance. City staff, including Zoning Administrator Carie Fuhrman, had worked with the city Planning Commission on producing the draft. The [...]

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