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City council, mayor results for cities in west central Minnesota

November 7, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The following are unofficial election results for contested races only for municipal posts in cities in the region. Continue Reading

Brown, Grandstrand show contrasts in approach to office

May 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Along with their difference in age and experience, Grand Forks’ two mayoral candidates contrast in their vision for the job they are running for. Continue Reading

Mayors: Minnesota legislators not paying enough attention to important needs

March 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Two mayors say that legislators have spent too little time on greater Minnesota needs this session. Mayors Alan Oberloh of Worthington and Dave Larson of Bemidji wrote that rural cities are struggling economically, but legislators have spent their time on “politically divisive issues that don’t create jobs.” Continue Reading

Mayor Brown’s state of city address live online at noon

February 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Video of Grand Forks Mayor Mike Brown’s state of the city address will
be streamed online at noon today. Continue Reading

Mayor Brown’s state of city address live online at noon

February 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Video of Grand Forks Mayor Mike Brown’s state of the city address will
be streamed online at noon today. Continue Reading

Call it like it is: Property taxes going up because of state cuts

October 6, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

Together we can and must repair the once-trusted partnership between state and local governments. Let’s start with some honesty: Property tax increases are a result of massive state cuts in property tax relief aids and credits to cities. Continue Reading

Greater Minnesota mayors pledge leadership

August 14, 2011 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL City leaders from around Minnesota say they will not allow state financial problems stop their communities from growing.
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Grand Forks mayor raises fine for walking on dikes

April 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

$1,000 fine, 30 days in jail possible for disturbing, tampering with GF permanent, emergency flood protectionGrand Forks city officials really want you to stay off the dikes and have raised fines to $1,000 and/or 30 days in jail for offenders. And mayors from both Grand Forks and East Grand Forks issued a joint statement urging people to stay off the dikes. Continue Reading

Governor sides with mayors

March 9, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL No one argued over the need to continue state city aid during a Wednesday meeting of Minnesota mayors and Gov. Mark Dayton, but it will be a different story when Republicans who control the Legislature write their budget. Continue Reading

Mayors let Dayton know why they need state aid

March 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Mayors from across Minnesota, including Steve Nordhagen of Thief River Falls, gave Gov. Mark Dayton a unified message today: State aid is vital for their budgets. Continue Reading