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Does Mitchell really have higher property taxes than the rest of the state?
At last night's Mitchell City Council meeting, an oft-repeated claim was made about Mitchell supposedly having the highest or among the highest property taxes in the state: Roger Musick, CEO of Innova...
12/3/13 at 10:30 AM Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and me 11/14/12 at 1:57 PM
Ken Tracy and FDR 9/18/12 at 3:25 AM
What to do with a Historic Bridge: Fifth Street Pedestrian Bridge in Des Moines
The Fifth Street Pedestrian Bridge, also known as the Green Bridge, is one of many bridges of its kind that is part of Des Moines heritage because of its contribution to the citys history and inf...
11/4/13 at 7:18 AM Newsflyer 24 May 2013 5/24/13 at 4:29 AM
Well-done Grand Forks!
There is good news coming out of Grand Forks today. Last evening the Grand Forks City Council led the State of North Dakota into the 21st Century when it voted to ban housing discrimination based on s...
10/8/13 at 9:29 PM
Let's Keep Moving Forward
Primary elections are coming up on September 10 for Duluth City Council and Duluth School Board positions and it is my hope the residents of this city will elect people to keep the city moving forward...
8/10/13 at 12:03 AM
Unknown Ordinances: Why Fines Aren't Fine for Budget Use
Pop quiz: In the city of Minneapolis how far from a driveway should your bumper be when you park on the street? Four feet, two feet, five feet, one inch, ten feet? I asked this question to ten resi...
5/16/12 at 10:33 AM
Much ado about a few dollars
The City Beat was mildly annoyed by the grilling that Grand Forks city staff got from the City Council's finance committeeabout two weeks ago over some proposed fee increases. Staff members got so flu...
10/12/10 at 3:03 PM Science club: Landfill gas project is pretty much dead 9/29/10 at 8:50 PM
Texting and driving ban doesn't, uh, work? 9/28/10 at 9:43 PM
Can Downtown Bemidji Survive Another Blow?
Rumors abound about another large financial institution is leaving downtown Bemidji.Word on the street is that Wells Fargo will be closing their large downtown facility, possiblyaround the first of t...
9/4/10 at 9:58 PM Lessons "Gaea" the Beaver Has Taught Us 7/6/10 at 5:53 PM
It's Cats 3, Zorbaz 0 with the City of Bemidji 5/22/10 at 3:32 AM
DEMISE OF HUMANKIND UPDATE: Colorado town considering ban on undressing during meetings
When we need official ordinances about undressing in a public meeting, there's really only one conclusion you can draw: It's the DEMISE OF HUMANKIND!!!!! In this installment of the DOH update series, ...
7/19/10 at 8:53 AM
The Glories of Living in a Small Town with Nice People In It
As Daily Globe readers may have already realized, I attended the Worthington City Council meeting last night. When I left the Daily Globe's office at about 6:45 p.m., the night air was cold and crisp ...
2/9/10 at 9:28 AM