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BE Council discusses new courts

Unanimous votes were more elusive than usual at a Blue Earth City Council meeting held Monday evening, July 19 at 5 p.m. Several ordinances came under review, and council members had some concerns to voice. The council had a lengthy debate about approving a memorandum of understanding with Blue Earth Area Schools. The memorandum calls for the city to split the preliminary costs for construction of a new tennis court facility. The total cost of preparations for this phase of construction sits at $18,000. The council is being asked to put up $9,000 of the costs. Council member Glenn Gaylord objected strongly to the proposed split. “I don’t see why this shouldn’t be solely on the school,” he stated. “It shouldn’t be the city’s responsibility at all.” Council member Russ Erichsrud also objected against rushing into the memorandum too hastily. ...

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Labor agreements reached for thousands of state employees

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Thousands of state employees in Minnesota would get a raise and a new paid holiday if labor contract agreements are finalized. Minnesota's two biggest state employee unions on Thursday reached agreements with negotiators from Gov. Tim Walz's administration. The ...

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