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Spencer City Council, School Board and other Clay County election results
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Spencer City Council, School Board and other Clay County election results

Here are the unofficial election results of last night’s Spencer City Council, School Board and other Clay County elections. Spencer MayorKevin Robinson – 1,055 votes (97.32%)Write-in – 29 votes (2.68%) City Council At-LargeLoren H. Reit – 724 votes (63.62%)Rich Prentice – 412 votes (36.2%)Write-in – 2 votes (0.18%) City Council Ward 2Bill Orrison – 106...

Updated floodplain maps available at city hall
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Updated floodplain maps available at city hall

The city has received updated proposed floodplain maps that are available at city hall for the public to review. Once finalized, the map will set flood boundaries for 100- and 500-year floods. At last week’s city council meeting, Spencer Planning Director Steve Hallgren said there should be public meetings to review the maps with the...

City to emphasize front yard parking rules after fair
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City to emphasize front yard parking rules after fair

Spencer officials will place a greater emphasis on new front yard parking restrictions once the Clay County Fair is over. Speaking at last week’s Spencer City Council meeting, Planning Director Steve Hallgren said the ramp-up to enforcement will being with “an educational component” first from planning department staff. “We’re going to be reaching out to...

City park rules updates approved
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City park rules updates approved

Ice fishing will be allowed on ponds in Spencer this winter, including at Stolley’s. The Spencer City Council approved that and other rule changes at its July 15 meeting as it reviewed revisions to park system rules proposed by the park board. The changes address many new rules and some updates for city parks, including...

LGBTQS Alliance Group’s pride trees show support
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LGBTQS Alliance Group’s pride trees show support

A local group is making a statement of LGBTQ support, one that can be seen in numerous Spencer neighborhoods. The group, LGBTQS Alliance, has been decorating trees with sashes – the colors of the rainbow – to allow people in Spencer and other area towns to show support for members of the LGBTQ community during...

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