Government

Monticello Economic Development Authority (EDA) Commissioners recently considered action related to future redevelopment of Block 34. The downtown block contains properties scheduled for possible demolition, Community Development Director Angela Schumann wrote in a background report that was included in the EDA’s Oct. 8 agenda packet.

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There is a time when experience must come into play as voters decide how their ballots will be cast. In the Sixth Congressional District contest Tuesday, Nov. 4, we believe that Republican Tom Emmer of Delano is the candidate best prepared to serve in Washington, D.C. Emmer, 53, is the clear favorite to win the […]

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City leaders heard an interesting transportation tale before approving a multi-year contract with A+ Taxi of Monticello for public transit services Monday night. Lori Hauge, 1213 Hart Boulevard, addressed council members during citizen comments. She walked to the meeting from her home at Mississippi Shores. And a comment by Councilmember Glen Posusta made several of his fellow city council members turn their heads.

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The city of Monticello will use a general obligation bond to pay a $5.75 million settlement with FiberNet bondholders who filed a class action suit against the city. A final settlement hearing in the FiberNet bondholder lawsuit saga was held Friday, Sept. 12, in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.

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Monticello council members recently removed a three-month severance clause included in City Administrator Jeff O’Neill’s current contract. The surprise 3-2 vote that came after Mayor Clint Herbst offered a motion seconded by Councilmember Brian Stumpf sparked plenty of controversy Monday, Sept. 8. Herbst, Stumpf and Councilmember Lloyd Hilgart voted to remove the severance clause; Councilmembers […]

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