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GLAD YOU ASKED: Complaints generally spark enforcement of sidewalk blocking law

December 15, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Q. What does the city code say about vehicles blocking public sidewalks? Continue Reading

Streets, sidewalks to get new leader

May 17, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

The person in charge of the crews that maintain streets, fix potholes, plow away snow and tackle other jobs to keep Alexandria’s traffic flowing smoothly, is stepping down.
Bryan Bjorgaard, public works coordinator for the city of Alexandria for the last five years, submitted his resignation, effective June 27, to the Alexandria City Council Monday night.
He’s moving to Idaho Falls where his wife recently landed a job. Continue Reading

City Council grants too much weight to words of few citizens

April 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Alcohol can’t be consumed on sidewalks outside of restaurants, the City Council has declared.
In the end, we shrug and figure this isn’t a hill worth fighting for. To use another cliché, there are bigger fish to fry. Continue Reading

Sidewalk alcohol service debated by council; ordinance being drafted

February 21, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Allowing restaurants the option of serving alcohol on city sidewalks next to their businesses came up for discussion during Monday night’s Mitchell City Council meeting at City Hall.
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Sidewalk alcohol service debated by council; ordinance being drafted

February 21, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Allowing restaurants the option of serving alcohol on city sidewalks next to their businesses came up for discussion during Monday night’s Mitchell City Council meeting at City Hall.
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Sidewalk proposal comes to Mitchell City Council Monday

February 5, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Building more sidewalks in Mitchell will once again come before the Mitchell City Council. Continue Reading

To City Council’s amazement, sidewalk plan hailed by public

January 4, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Councilman Mel Olson said he thought he must be dreaming.

The Mitchell City Council held a public hearing Monday evening at City Hall on its proposed sidewalk construction project and almost all the comments were positive. One man asked for more sidewalks in his neighborhood. In the past, sidewalk hearings have been marked by controversy. Continue Reading

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Detroit Lakes sidewalks on back burner

December 12, 2010 in INFORUM

City crews focus on higher-priority areas for snow removal

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. Residents here may as well get used to clearing snow off their front sidewalks. Continue Reading

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Roosevelt Neighborhood Association campaign aims to get sidewalks cleared

December 12, 2010 in INFORUM

Walkability study inspires group to act
As snow piles up this winter, one Fargo neighborhood is reminding residents to follow city ordinance and clear sidewalks within 24 hours of snowfall. Continue Reading

Clear your sidewalk

December 2, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

If you don’t clear your sidewalk of snow, consider this is a warning.
Alexandria is cracking down on those who violate its snow ordinances this winter. Continue Reading