STAFF BLOG DIGGING DEEPER City leaders, state legislators begin planning for next session
Grand Forks city leaders say they want to be more proactive when it comes to working with state legislators in the 2015 session.
They took the first step Thursday when members of the city's Legislati... Posted on 11/21/13 at 6:44 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER MN notebook: Sides disagree on property tax future
By Don Davis
Minnesotans may receive lower property tax bills next year or local officials may keep those taxes the same.
It all depends on who you ask, and neither side knows for sure.
Republicans an... Posted on 7/31/13 at 8:18 AM
THE NEW FORTY My light bulb is at 150 watts today...
I hear an awful lot about student loan debt from my students. I can commiserate as I have a healthy chunk myself from my many years as a student seeking one degree or another. As such, I am not shocke... Posted on 3/26/13 at 6:30 AM
THE WEST WING Weekly Memo 12-14-2012
Each Weekly Memo to the City Council and the agenda packet is also provided on theCity Councilweb page.
The City met this week with AFSCME Council 65, which repres... Posted on 12/17/12 at 8:27 AM
CHS, the largest cooperative in the United States, recently announced plans to build a nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing plant in Spiritwood, N.D.
North Dakota Farmers Union was a driving force behind this announcement.
North Dakota’s population will break 800,000 by the end of the decade, according to state projections released Monday – and the state will need thousands of new housing units per year to meet burgeoning demand.
The city wants to build desperately needed housing on park land. Among those opposing the move are homeowners that live near Annie Park, including a man whose mother donated land for the park in 1966. Now a petition is circulating. City leaders say if the new housing is built, it really would be for the greater good of the city.
Thank you, Bill, for your leadership, commitment and vision for the Red River Valley.
We look forward to the challenge and the positive impact this initiative will have on our region’s economic future.
The Legislature — and in particular, our Greater Minnesota legislators of both parties — must act now to boost job creation in Greater Minnesota. The coalition’s “Greater Minnesota Economic Recovery Plan” is one place to start.
Let’s work together to get this done.
In Grand Forks, congressman discusses budget impasse, mailer criticism, wind power Berg expressed his disappointment with the super committee's failure to overcome the budget impasse. There should've been tougher "consequences" for that failure, he said. He also replied to criticism of his use of taxpayer-funded mailers, which opponents say are too much like campaign literature.
Some Grand Forks City Council members played mediators Monday night to a dispute between homeowners and apartment builders in the city’s south end.
The homeowners said they don’t want Enclave Development to construct a 44-unit apartment building in the Curran Court neighborhood, east of South Middle School.
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