Managing a city requires an eye on the future, with careful analysis of the long-term implication of each fee, license and improvement project. Then again, a big part of running a city is just keeping up appearances.
If there's one advantage to the economy's sluggish recovery, it's that low interest rates have made borrowing relatively inexpensive. And when you need to come up with $3 million to cover a project you had to pay for anyway, that's a big advantage indeed.
The public is invited to Inver Hills Community College's annual Holiday Art Sale featuring hundreds of handmade items from local artists, art students and art faculty - ranging from jewelry, ceramics and photography to knit clothing and accessories, glasswork, bound journals and others.