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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Just what are the tourists doing when they drive up to the Mille Lacs Lake area, and where are they coming from? Those are some of the questions that a planned study will try to answer and which is receiving some funding from Mille Lacs County. The County Board on Dec. 17 approved a request [...]

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The Mille Lacs County Board has given a 1 percent salary increase to Sheriff Brent Lindgren and County Attorney Jan Jude, pushing Lindgren’s salary to $103,422 and Jude’s to $110,145. The board has left Auditor Treasurer Phil Thompson’s salary for 2014 the same as this year at $85,345. County boards are required to set the [...]

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In a split vote, the Mille Lacs County Board has approved a conditional use permit with a condition added that is beyond what the county Planning Commission recommended for a planned demolition and construction project at Eddy’s Resort at Mille Lacs Lake. Also, the majority of the board went against the recommendation of Mille Lacs [...]

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