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May 6, 2016
County gets data center update
The Lake County Board of Commissioners got an update on the contract activity for the marketing services and costs for the proposed data center in Alden Township from APEX president and CEO Brian Hanson. Lake County and Cooperative Light and Power in Two Harbors have been paying...
May 6, 2016 - 4:00am
February 26, 2016
County Commissioners, APEX double-down on data center plans
It had been a while since I had any news about the Lake County data center, so when I learned it would be a topic of discussion at the upcoming Lake County Committee of Whole meeting, I had to attend. APEX president and CEO Brian Hanson was a few minutes late for the 6 p.m. meeting...
February 26, 2016 - 4:00am
May 29, 2015
Lake County renews data center marketing contract
The Lake County Board of Commissioners approved a data center marketing contract with Duluth business development firm APEX this week. This is the third year that Lake County and Cooperative Light and Power of Two Harbors will be paying APEX to market a parcel of county land to...
May 29, 2015 - 2:29pm
May 8, 2015
Letter to the editor: Data center decision coming up
On Tuesday, May 12, the Lake County commissioners are expected to make a decision regarding their contract with APEX, the Duluth marketing firm charged with seeking a customer to build a data storage center at a secluded, rural county location. The contract, which I assume will...
May 8, 2015 - 2:12pm
March 6, 2015
Letter to the editor: Data center plan is fishy
To all residents concerned with your way of life in beautiful Knife River Valley, the Lake County Board of Commissioners is pursuing the development of at least one data center off of Ives Road on the Lake County side. The reasoning for this location seems to be due to future property...
March 6, 2015 - 12:25pm
County board considers year 3 of data center marketing contract
At the Lake County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, Brian Hanson of APEX presented a new data center marketing proposal to the board. Lake County and Cooperative Light and Power in Two Harbors have been paying APEX, a business development firm in Duluth, to market a parcel...
March 6, 2015 - 12:11pm
February 27, 2015
Letter to the editor: Lake County should reconsider data center
As an Alden Township resident, I am urging the Lake County Commissioners to reconsider the current site they have proposed for the data center being marketed. While the Lake County border is the end of their jurisdiction, a recognition of neighborhood and community impact would...
February 27, 2015 - 9:31am
Letter to the editor: Unanswered questions on data center project
I attended the Feb. 10 data center meeting at the Alden Town Hall with about 40 of my neighbors. After well over an hour of questions and answers with Lake County Commissioner Rich Sve, I left with few questions answered and many more to be asked. Although I've been told that companies...
February 27, 2015 - 9:30am
February 13, 2015
Alden Township residents turn out for data center meeting
It's rare to find a traffic jam in Alden Township, just south of the Lake County line off the Valley Road. On Tuesday, though, a steady stream of headlights headed towards the Alden Town Hall on Laine Road for a Town Board meeting. The big draw, attracting about 40 people, was...
February 13, 2015 - 11:14am
February 4, 2015
Data center discussion at township meeting
A township meeting on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Alden Town Hall will include a discussion on the proposed data center in Lake County. The proposed site is a 120-square-foot secured piece of property that would border Alden Township.
February 4, 2015 - 8:11am
January 9, 2015
County board kicks off 2015
The Lake County Board of Commissioners took care of its start-of-year business Tuesday, beginning the meeting by voting in the chair and vice-chair. Rich...
January 9, 2015 - 11:40am
July 25, 2014
Auditor-treasurer and recorder ballot questions approved
The Lake County Board of Commissioners approved the language to appear on November ballots regarding the auditor-treasurer and recorder positions in the county. The two positions have long been filled by the electoral process, with residents voting on who should have the positions....
July 25, 2014 - 5:10pm
January 17, 2014
Data center marketing package nominated for award
No company has taken up Lake County’s offer to host a data center yet, but the attempts to attract business have been recognized. The Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX), a business development firm, has been nominated for an award by the Mid-America Economic Development...
January 17, 2014 - 12:54pm
July 11, 2013
Jones rescinds resignation as Lake County Fiscal Advisor
Restaurant and hotel owners in Lake County may soon see a new face when it comes time for their property's health inspections. Environmental Health Specialist Douglas Pearson has resigned.
July 11, 2013 - 11:37am