Local Gov't Accountability Roundup: 7/25/11

Here are some of the latest headlines from around the state, featuring stories from Burnsville, Goodhue, Brainerd and more. Also, check out some of our previous Local Gov't Accountability roundups to see what cities and counties have been up to.

GOODHUE- City reviews city employee pay
The council then spent most of their July 22 meeting discussing the wage raise amount that would be the most fair to city employees. Read more. 

WILLMAR- Let’s Go Fishing angling for funding as state support ends
Let’s Go Fishing is looking for support from individuals and other partners to help keep it afloat as state support for the organization ends, director and founder Joe Holm announced. Read more. 

BURNSVILLE- Arts Center boardchair resigns for lack of clout amid more red ink
After serving for a year as its first chairman, Paul Jacques has resigned from the Burnsville Performing Arts Center Advisory Commission. And he sees no reason for the commission to continue. His recommendation? Get rid of VenuWorks, the company that manages the center, hire an executive director and take the operation in-house as a city government function. Read more.

ALBERT LEA- City council to vote on new credit card policy following state review
The Albert Lea City Council on Monday is slated to vote on a new credit card purchasing policy incorporating suggestions made by the state auditor last year after former City Manager Jim Norman was found to have used his city-issued credit card for personal use. Read more.

BRAINERD- Airport marketing campaign takes off as Delta plans departure
Faced with the likelihood Delta Air Lines will end its service to the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport, airport commissioners informally decided Friday to put the facility’s best foot forward in the form of a marketing campaign. Read more.

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