April 26, 2013 by Sarah
The amazing story of ‘Paul Bunyan’ will explain how five storks brought an amazing lumberjack into the world and delivered him to loving parents.
A great family entertainment option, it includes a [Read more]
March 23, 2013 by Sarah
Next weekend’s Northern Lights ‘Beatles’ Dinner Concert features a top class meal and live entertainment with one of the most popular Beatles Tribute Bands in the area.
For anyone who enjoyed the Beatles and their music, this wonderful evening is [Read more]
February 13, 2013 by James
‘Pins 4 Paws’ invites guests to come out and bowl some strikes to help save a few lives, and is requesting for people to register by tomorrow.
The bowling fundraiser is [Read more]
January 1, 2013 by Mark
The Ford Center, in Minneapolis’ North Loop area, was recently awarded the status of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold.
The center is one of just a [Read more]
December 20, 2012 by James
The deadline for applications for a novel competition designed attract business to Princeton’s downtown area has been extended to January 31.
The ‘It Starts Here’ Challenge is looking for more applicants in the contest in which the winner could get as much as $20,000 in incentives if they follow the rules. The members of the Business Acceleration Committee say they also need more time to advertise the contest and create some excitement about it.
The challenge is to entice new businesses, such as print companies, to set up shop in downtown Princeton. Three lucky companies may be eligible for incentives if they open by September 1, 2013 and do business in that location for a minimum of three years. Should the businesses prove up, the city will also benefit from the taxes and from a more robust downtown area, meaning that there are no losers.
Some of the incentives include a break on rent, marketing discounts, and advertising discounts. Those types of businesses that will be considered by the selection committee include new business, a branch or satellite location from an existing Princeton business, or an expansion of an existing downtown enterprise that may be adding another dimension to their business that would attract new clientele.
Applications must be submitted with a $25 fee and be subjected to a credit check. Once shortlisted, contestants must provide a business plan. Complete information and details on the application process is available on the City of Princeton website.
November 14, 2012 by James
After months of speculation, it has been announced that Princeton will welcome a new mayor in January.
Jeremy Riddle has stepped down from the position and Princeton city councilor Paul Whitcomb was the sole candidate to put his name forward. The seat will officially be his after Christmas as he is sworn in before public officials in a special ceremony, likely to be marked by banner printing.
Approval for Whitcomb came in the form of votes from several districts of the city, including Mille Lacs and Sherburne County, where 1,799 tallies were counted. In all, 47 write-ins were received for the seat.
Whitcomb is no stranger to city politics in Princeton. He arrived on the scene in 1998 and has served several terms, no doubt keeping local print companies busy throughout the years printing signs, flyers, and election posters. In fact, there were two years remaining on his current term, and it is now the responsibility of city council to find an appropriate successor.
Two Princeton councilors, Dick Dobson and Victoria Hallin, were brought back for another term, with 1,254 and 1,342 votes respectively.
Hallin has served several two-year terms since 2002, and Dobson is back for a third term. There are four councilors in all in Princeton and each is elected for four-year terms.
The mayor and council meet every Tuesday and Thursday in Princeton. The public is invited and can follow the activities of the civic leaders via meeting minutes published on the Princeton website.
October 31, 2012 by Sarah
It has been four decades since lawmakers in the state of Minnesota juggled tax dollars and re-tooled budgets to finance public education. The new legislation was called the ‘Minnesota Miracle’ and [Read more]
September 19, 2012 by Sarah
Donations to a local used clothing retail store continue to work in the community. The Used Clothing Center in Princeton has released figures from its 2011-12 year end and reports that 31 cash donations have been made to community initiatives, amounted to $12,410.
The proceeds of clothing sales are collected and donated once a year. The largest cash donation of [Read more]
August 20, 2012 by Mark
Two city projects in Princeton, Minnesota have been awarded grants to help fund the work which will preserve and renovate the downtown area of the city. The ‘It Starts Here’ program has been [Read more]
July 18, 2012 by James
An asphalt and cement company from Sauk Rapids has been chosen to undertake paving improvements at Princeton’s airport.
Knife River Corp of Sauk Rapids was [Read more]