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Commissioners continue central allocation talks

LIMA – Eleven political subdivisions of Allen County contribute – under contracts that in some cases date back a decade or more – just over $ 234,000 of the nearly $ 1.2 million needed each year to operate 911 dispatch operations at the county sheriff’s office. Four other subdivisions served …

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The release date of the French expedition, the cast and the plot

Like most of Anderson’s films, “The French Dispatch” has a unique setup. The title of the film refers to a fictional diary, and the film is divided into stories from the latest issue of that diary (via THR), including “an obituary, travel column and three feature articles”. The huge cast …

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Washington County Sheriff’s Sergeant’s Daughter Dies of Accidental Strangulation

Camilla “Coco” Jacobson, the daughter of Sgt. Ty Jacobson, died July 29 of asphyxiation due to a neck compression, according to a report from the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office released by the Woodbury Department of Public Safety. Officers were called to the Jacobson House in Baytown Township just after …

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DC Dispatch: the delegation wonders about the next steps of the eviction, Ernst proposes a “Cuomo amendment”

Welcome to the DC Dispatch. This week, the Iowa delegation weighed in on evictions, sexual assault, vaccinations and bacon. What happens after the moratorium on evictions (again) ends? The federal moratorium on evictions expired on Saturday, leaving Democrats in DC scrambling to extend the program. Ultimately, the Centers for Disease …

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Iowa Republicans stand firm against mask warrants in schools

The Republican governor of Arkansas backs off the ban on mandatory masks this week, but Republicans in Iowa said Wednesday they were sticking to their law banning schools and local governments from imposing terms mask. “The governor is proud of the bill she signed,” Gov. Kim Reynolds spokesman Pat Garrett …

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Officials get a preview of the planned 2025 Washington St.

Wider sidewalks, median changes and additional turning lanes are included in the project, which aims to increase safety and accessibility, and it will be open for public comment later this month before a plan design is defined. Members of Brainerd City Council and Crow Wing County Council got a first …

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State of Minnesota, 2 large unions conclude contracts of principle

ST. PAUL – The two largest unions of state employees struck new deals early Thursday, July 22 with negotiators in Gov. Tim Walz’s administration, putting thousands of workers in place for raises and new paid leave . The Minnesota Department of Management and Budget (MMB) confirmed that both agreements were …

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Additional grant for water tower possible: Brainerd council allocates more funds for the project

And they no longer have a deadline looming on the horizon. Brainerd City Council agreed on Monday, July 19 to provide $ 162,043 in matching funds for a historical society grant application, which would provide the same amount – if awarded – to help fund a roof for the tower. …

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Lawmakers announce LSA grants exceeding $ 12 million

WILKES-BARRE – Local state lawmakers announced on Tuesday that more than $ 12.5 million in Local Sharing Account (LSA) grants through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) have been awarded to applicants in communities that they serve. Representatives Mike Carroll, D-Avoca, Gerald Mullery, D-Newport Township, Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, Karen Boback, …

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07/20/2021 | Suspect of assault in Berlin at large; Schools locked out out of caution

Ocean City’s anti-waste campaign sees mixed initial results OCEAN CITY – Officials last week shared the successes and failures of an ongoing anti-waste campaign. Last week, members of the Ocean City Coastal Resources Legislative Committee, or the Green Team, provided an update on the city’s Litter Free OC campaign. “We …

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