A proposed water treatment plant would be the largest public works project in the Anoka County city's history.
Building relationships is a top priority, he says.
COVID-19 tests are still available through other sources.
The popular program is facing a driver shortage at a time when demand is rising.
More than $25 million was spent to buy five motels and hotels and another property.
Firkus, 39, has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree premeditated murder and second-degree murder with intent in the death of wife Heidi Firkus in April 2010.
David Flom had been suspended while the Eden Prairie school district investigated his reading of a racial slur aloud to his team. North St. Paul's players voted unanimously against playing the game.
Police located five girls ages 5 to 12 "hiding in the bathroom and [needing] a lot of coaxing before they would leave," the criminal complaint read.
The child was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, authorities said.
The Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved new leaders for Hennepin Technical College and St. Cloud Technical & Community College.
Liban Yasin Alishire admitted to pocketing more than $700,000.
Judge imposed seven years' probation and 240 hours of community service "related to the perils of alcohol consumption."
Nicholas Firkus has pleaded not guilty in the 2010 death of Heidi Firkus.
The Pirates have won their first 12 games of the season in a convincing manner and are the only undefeated team in the boys basketball Metro Top 10.
Gov. Tim Walz is proposing a more than $700 million general funding boost for public schools over the next two years and to permanently tie annual increases to inflation.
Plus: Dentistry program expands at Hennepin Tech in Brooklyn Park; Farmington Library pilot offers self-service hours; sidewalks coming to more Morningside streets in Edina.
Using genealogy and social media websites, the Photo Angel Project tracks down descendants of family members in old photos and sends them the pictures.
Shawn Franklin Sunt, 27, was charged Friday with first-degree aggravated robbery.
"It was very disturbing bodycam video to watch," Coon Rapids Police Chief John Stahnke said during Tuesday's City Council meeting.
Tim Hoyt will remain in both roles until a new city manager is hired.