Inside a nondescript outbuilding at the Ralph Wilson residence in rural Princeton is another world. It is a layout 26 feet long by 18 feet wide of railroad tracks and scores of trains amidst a landscape of mountains, tunnels, stores, villages, grain elevators, oil wells, an apparatus that turns over a railroad car to dump [...]

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Rehearsals have begun in the Princeton High School Performing Arts Center for the musical “The Music Man,” which will be performed there Nov. 7-9 and 14-16. Tickets are to go on sale at Marv’s True Value on Oct. 4 and all seating will be reserved, according to PHS choral director Mark Potvin, the artistic director. [...]

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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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Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge southwest of Princeton will have a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22 for the construction of a 4,000-square-foot environmental education classroom facility. It is a long-awaited event for the refuge staff and its Friends of Sherburne support group, according to Sherburne Refuge manager Steve Karels and Friends of Sherburne president [...]

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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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