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Submitted photo from Paul Hoeschen.
Submitted photo from Paul Hoeschen.
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Cold Spring Public Works Director Moving On After 20 Years on the Job

After working as the Cold Spring city public works director for the past 20 years, Paul Hoeschen is moving on to a new job in Sauk Centre. Hoeschen is leaving to become superintendent of public utlities in Sauk Centre in early July.

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Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News
Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News
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Cold Spring Looks to Extend Boucher’s Police Chief Contract

The Cold Spring City Council is planning to make a decision in two weeks on extending the contract for Police Chief Chris Boucher for another year. Boucher was hired as chief last May. He previously served as interim chief after the retirement of Phil Jones in 2013.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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ROCORI District Still Hoping for Pre-Labor Day Start to School

The ROCORI school district is hoping they can start school before Labor Day in the fall. Labor Day lands on September 7th this year, which is the latest it can land. ROCORI Superintendent Scott Staska says the district made a request to the state to start on September 1st, but is now in limbo

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Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON News
Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON News
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One Hurt In School Bus Crash Near Cold Spring

One person is hurt after colliding with a school bus this (Wednesday) afternoon. This incident happened around 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 23 and County Road 158.

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Cold Spring Welcome Sign (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Cold Spring Welcome Sign (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Cold Spring Looking At Possibility of Solar Energy Farm

A discussion about bringing a solar farm to Cold Spring was brought before the city council during tonight's (Tuesday) meeting. Public Works Director Paul Hoeschen brought the idea to the council as a way to provide better energy use for the wastewater treatment facility.

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Cold Spring City Council (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Cold Spring City Council (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Cold Spring City Council Approves Mutual Termination Agreement With City Administrator

The Cold Spring City Council continues to discuss an ongoing issue about their current city administrator situation. During tonight's (Tuesday) city council meeting, city attorney Tom Jovanovich brought a few options to the table after having previous conversations with Hetland.

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Former First National Bank building in Cold Spring. (Josh Akkerman, WJON News)
Former First National Bank building in Cold Spring. (Josh Akkerman, WJON News)
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Future of Cold Spring Library Moves Another Step Forward

Questions on how to move forward on the future of the Cold Spring library are starting to be answered. The library, which current resides in city hall, is running out of space due to increased popularity and circulation.

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House A Total Loss In Saturday Afternoon Fire

A Cold Spring home was deemed a total loss after a Saturday afternoon house fire. No injuries were reported due to the fire.

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Highway 23
Highway 23
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Cold Spring Buying Road Signs to Control Highway 23 Noise

The Cold Spring city council approved buying two road signs to put on Highway 23 to remind motorists of the city noise ordinance. The city has heard complaints from residents in the nearby 3rd Street South neighborhood regarding vehicle noise from the Highway. Residents have also complained about noise from motorcycles and truck jake brakes.

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Highway 23
Highway 23
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Cold Spring Looking to Control Highway 23 Noise

Cold Spring is looking to reduce vehicle noise for those traveling on Highway 23 through the city.The city has heard complaints from residents in the nearby 3rd Street South neighborhood and received a petition regarding the noise from the Highway.

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