Council approves liquor store remodeling

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com A remodeling project at the Sauk Rapids Municipal Liquor Store, estimated to cost up to $110,000, was approved by the Sauk Rapids City Council at its March 14 meeting. Jack Kahlhamer, the city’s finance director, discussed a previously approved expenditure to remodel the store. He reminded the council its members had basically approved the first several

Caucus-goers build democracy from bottom up

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com On March 1, several hundred friends and neighbors gathered at the Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School to begin the process of building democracy from the ground up. They didn’t bring hammers, saws, shovels or even a tape measure. Instead, they brought themselves and their ideas carried on sheets of paper, and sometimes on an iPhone. It was

Rice council hires police officer

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com By usual standards, the meeting of the Rice City Council ran long last on March 7, but the council dealt with plenty of issues and was able to finish its work just minutes before 9 pm. Several issues stood out and took the most time. The council has considered employment of a part-time police officer and

Council digs into smelly problem

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The Sauk Rapids City Council expected it would be a quick night Feb. 22 as there was little on the agenda which would be controversial or difficult. But the problem of plugged sewers and backed-up pipes took center stage when Tom Inderieden asked what help he could get from the council in dealing with the recurring