Tricounty News

Property tax statements are in the mail

Get tax statements by e-mail

Property tax statements for taxes payable in 2013 are going out to Stearns County property owners. Statements will be mailed early this week. Property owners who signed up to receive electronic tax statements should have received their statement by e-mail last week.

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Seasonal road restrictions imposed

Seasonal road restrictions will take effect on Stearns County Highways at 12:01 a.m. Friday, March 29.
Posted axle weight limits control vehicle weights on posted roads. All restriction limits are gross axle weights. No overweight permits will be issued to vehicles that exceed the posted limits. Restrictions will remain in effect until further notice. Maps showing the load limits on the various roads will be available on our web site at www.co.stearns.mn.us, and at the Stearns County Public Works Building, located at 455 28th Avenue South, Waite Park, MN 56387.

 

Dean Urdahl’s update on legislature

I would like to review and clarify several items as we reach the half-way point of the 2013 legislative session:

It is not likely there will be any legislative pay increase voted on this session. Pay raises were recommended by a commission, but require legislative approval. I am confident the House of Representatives will vote “no” if this issue does happen to come before us.

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Habitat Day set for April 13

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hold Habitat Day Saturday, April 13

The Litchfield Wetland Management District (District) of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will host “Habitat Day 2013” from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in Litchfield. The event has a variety of offerings to those of all ages interested in wildlife and habitat of our area. The event is free-of-charge.

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City of Kingston votes to remain a city

On March 12, 2013, residents of the City of Kingston voted on whether to dissolve the city and become part of Kingston Township. The exact question was: “Shall the City of Kingston dissolve and the territory thereof become the jurisdiction of Kingston Township.”

With just 100 registered voters in the city, the question failed with a vote of 36 against and 23 for dissolution.

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