FAIRMONT: County May Pay Beaver Bounties Need extra spending money? Martin County considers offering bucks for beavers in certain circumstances.
DULUTH: Mayor Seeks Voter Approval to Privatize City Steam Plant The city could clear $1 million by selling small steam power plant but wants voters to give thumbs up first.
BRAINERD: Jobless Rate Increases to 15% From bad to worse as Brainerd businesses hold off hiring due to uncertainty in markets and state and federal government policies.
EAST BETHEL: City Pays Company $123,000 for Cancelled Water Plant Work Taxpayers owe for preliminary work on $5.4 million Cadillac version of water plant but ultimately save more than $4 million by going with a more modest $1.4 million model.