Government

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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  Colorful electronic signs could be banned in Princeton if the council passes a proposed moratorium on dynamic signs at its January meeting. The Princeton City Council approved a first reading of an ordinance establishing a moratorium on the signs at its Thursday, Dec. 26 meeting. On Dec. 16 the Princeton Planning Commission recommended a [...]

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Sometime next year, sidearms with names like Smith and Wesson and Colt, or any other brand different than Glock, are to disappear from the sides of Mille Lacs County deputies. In their place will be only Glock pistols with 9 mm ammunition. It is part of a new policy at the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s [...]

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