|4/23/2021 10:10:00 AM|
Spring means construction and renewal
MATT SILVERHighway 8 is getting a makeover. Many of you have already seen and felt the improvements (construction) already taking place early this spring. There are projects planned all along the corridor. While not all is set in stone there are many options under consideration for the busy highway. Thanks to the pandemic (tongue in cheek) like many events, an open house detailing construction options is now available online. There are seven potential plans for improving Highway 8 which includes reduced conflict intersections, minor stop controls, roundabouts, and potential new traffic signals. I urge you to visit www.th-8-online-open-house-srfconsulting.hub.arcgis.com to see all you need to know.
The Chisago Lakes area compost site is now officially pen. You can visit the site at its location 31501 Lofton Avenue in Chisago City.
Residents can dispose of leaves, grass clippings and brush up to 3 inches in diameter Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. You will be asked to provide proof of residency. If from outside the area, you will be asked to pay a small fee for use of the compost site. The site is open Wednesdays 2 to 7 pm, Saturdays 9 am to 4 pm, and Sundays from 1 to 4 pm.
I am now officially vaccinated. I have passed the two week phase of not being fully vaccinated. Of course I had to be one of the lucky ones to receive the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Either way, I will take my chances and would rather err on the side of caution. As I have said before many times, whatever it takes to get us past this crap, I am all for. It has never been easier to get vaccinated. In fact, the folks at Thrifty White and most likely other clinics are now offering vaccinations for younger adults. Big deal? Ask my daughter who is on her second bout of the virus.
As we finally are hitting the warmer months (I say this as I am staring out the window looking at snow showers) that means our annual subscription renewal campaign is underway. If you look to the left, we have been running the reminder at the top of page two for a while now. Many of you have taken advantage of the reminder and already renewed. Thank you. The rest of you will be receiving our annual renewal blue cards in the mail this week. We have made it simple to renew either via check or credit/debit card. Simply fill out and mail in to PO Box 748, Lindstrom, MN 55045 or drop off here at the Press. We will make sure you don't miss a single issue! Thank you so much for reading. We hope you enjoy reading as much as we enjoy creating it every week.