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Friday, October 26, 2012

RAMSEY --- Accessing ECM Publishing online archive, in anticipation of an election where local history might matter.

RESULTS: This is not an exhaustive list, but rather a sampling. Click any link given in the "Posted" entries below to retrieve a story. Please regard history as having value, come election time.

A Mexican restaurant favorite opens in Ramsey
Posted on July 1, 2010

Ramsey Town Center foreclosure sale postponed for second time
Posted on July 27, 2007

Ulrich chosen new Ramsey city administrator
Posted on August 2, 2007

Future unclear for Ramsey Town Center
Posted on August 22, 2007

Ramsey Town Center foreclosure sale postponed for third time
Posted on September 5, 2007

New Ramsey administrator getting down to business
Posted on November 14, 2007

Ramsey reluctantly approves Sunfish Lake Blvd. project
Posted on November 21, 2007

Top executives of the former Community National Bank in North Branch indicted in federal court
Posted on April 23, 2009

Ramsey council makes changes for removal of commission members
Posted on April 29, 2009

Ramsey announces new brand, name for Ramsey Town Center
Posted on July 22, 2010

Allina breaks ground on new Ramsey medical clinic
Posted on August 4, 2010 [NOTE: Done by PSD, LLC (Jim Deal) not Landform]

Ramsey council to recruit a new economic development/marketing manager
Posted on August 18, 2010

Ramsey council votes to bring electrical inspection program inhouse
Posted on August 25, 2010

Christian school planning new campus in Ramsey
Posted on September 8, 2010

Christian school on the brink of a new legacy
Posted on September 8, 2010

Christian school planning new campus in Ramsey
Posted on September 15, 2010

Ramsey approves changes to rental licensing rules
Posted on October 1, 2010

Ramsey re-affirmed as VA clinic site
Posted on October 6, 2010 [NOTE: Done by PSD, LLC (Jim Deal) not Landform]

Ramsey council approves Legacy feasibility study
Posted on October 25, 2010

Ramsey moving ahead Armstrong-Bunker intersection
Posted on November 5, 2010

The Residence project received Ramsey Council, HRA approval
Posted
on December 28, 2010 [NOTE: Done by Landform, not PSD, LLC (Jim Deal)]

Ramsey council approves plan for Legacy Christian Academy
Posted on November 8, 2010

Open house on Armstrong/Hwy. 10 intersection improvements Nov. 17
Posted on November 13, 2010

Ramsey council gives approvals for 230-unit luxury apartment complex
Posted on December 1, 2010

Grant dollars sought for future Highway 10/Armstrong interchange
Posted on December 7, 2010

Suite Living preliminary proposal approved
Posted on December 7, 2010 [NOTE: Done by Landform, not PSD, LLC (Jim Deal)]

Landform works to grow The COR in Ramsey
Posted on December 16, 2010 [Read this one, if nothing else, if you intend voting local down ticket offices on November 6 -- or later you may wish you had]

Ramsey council approves final plans for Suite Living senior housing
Posted on December 24, 2010

Ramsey council approves Legacy plan
Posted on December 25, 2010

The Residence project received Ramsey Council, HRA approval
Posted on December 28, 2010



----Next a few newer ABC Newspaper items, (not archived).

Mayor Ramsey proposes cuts to city administration
By Tammy Sakry on January 10, 2012

Ramsey keeps administrator, seeks other ways to cut 2013 budget
By Tammy Sakry on January 11, 2012

Ramsey sets process for acquiring Wise property
By Tammy Sakry on February 24, 2012

Nelson resigns as Ramsey deputy city administrator
By Tammy Sakry on March 8, 2012

Ramsey HRA approves bond sale for upscale apartments
By Tammy Sakry on March 12, 2012 [Read this one; it is the crucial 4-3 vote ("HRA members Randy Backous, Jason Tossey and Sarah Strommen voted against the motion") that turned City of Ramsey into a lending institution for a private sector adventure; and was key in the massive ugly woodwork thing now hanging like a cancer off the expanded (via use of tax money) megaramp - with the woodwork annexed to the "Flaherty ramp" that itself was attached onto our city's ramp with the woodwork thing also hanging and locking onto the City's end of our Town Center ramp extravaganza]

Ramsey receives state funds for Sunwood realignment
By Tammy Sakry on March 13, 2012 [taxpayer money]

Ramsey approves bonding for The Residence
By Tammy Sakry on March 23, 2012

Ramsey breaks ground on rail station
By Tammy Sakry on March 27, 2012

Construction starts on luxury apartments
By Tammy Sakry on April 11, 2012

Ramsey HRA accepts early payment on luxury apartment project
By Tammy Sakry on October 25, 2012



SUMMARY: Deal delivered the two clinics, and earlier, before the Nedegaard failure, he had built two buildings in Town Center, all built by private sector expenditures. Landform delivered Flaherty's project, to groundbreaking and its present state, financed as it is, looming over Sunwood Drive, as it is. There is NO old folks home, there is NO Christian Academy. Promises of Super America and McDonalds exist. Believe it when you can tank up the car and buy an Egg McMuffin. Things promised such as the old folks home can fall through. Deals can flip. Things can be postponed. That is history.



PROCEDURE: Newer items are via the ABC homepage, news - Ramsey, chosen along the top menu bands. This link:

http://abcnewspapers.com/category/news/page/1/?tag=Ramsey

You can either scroll back "older pages" going page by page, or hop around by substituting a different number for the "1" in that link, and refreshing the item.


Archive retrieval: Here is the starting archive page. I did a search for "Ramsey" and narrowed it to "ABC Newspapeers."

The archive only goes back to July 27, 2007; and that date is the 54th screen of the "Ramsey" and "ABC Newspapers" search.

This URL for the search indictes you need not scroll through all 54 to get to the end

http://archives.ecmpublishers.info/page/54/?s=ramsey&cat=4

You can enter that URL in your browser, and then jump around pages via putting a different number in the "54" spot above.

I did sequential "older posts" scrolling until hitting, the story about Jim Deal getting Allina into Town Center.

The last sequential page examined was

http://archives.ecmpublishers.info/page/8/?s=ramsey&cat=4

Also, there is a right side archive menu, going back to Year 2K. (Be warned, mostly obits and such are in the older archive, while much Ramsey news from the last decade is either editorially withheld from online access or lost for good; hopefully the last decade's Ramsey reporting is archived in some fashion by ECM Publishers.)

Enjoy.

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