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By Nathan Sommer Murphy News Absentee voting has officially opened across the state for the Nov. 4 general election, and for the first time, registered voters are not required to provide a reason for voting early. According to the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, voters have the option to vote prior […]

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Baldwin Township Board members approved a three-year road improvement plan on Tuesday, Sept. 16. Integral to the plan is the repair and upgrade of 125th 1/2 Street in the Baldwin business district over the next three years. Repairs will improve access to several businesses. LeRoy Anderson, owner of Affordable Storage on 125th 1/2 Street, spoke […]

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Princeton’s Riverside and Riebe parks would get substantial upgrades if the state approves a $714,230 Legacy funds grant the City Council recently authorized applying for. The money would come out of the Department of Natural Resources’ parks and trails part of the funding that comes from the sales tax that was approved by Minnesota constitutional […]

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After five years of authorizing a county levy with no increase or a decrease, Sherburne County commissioners have been asked to provide some wiggle room this year. Commissioners went along with a staff recommendation to approve a 2.5 percent increase for the preliminary levy over last year’s levy at its Sept. 8 meeting at the […]

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The Minnesota Design Team will be in Princeton late next week to tour the city, hear what residents want improved and then offer project ideas to the public on Sept. 27. Princeton Community Development Director Carie Fuhrman and the Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce’s downtown committee are organizing the visit. They are funding it with […]

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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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