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Manhattan Beach council votes to hire Aitkin attorney


The Manhattan Beach City Council on Feb. 5 voted to retain the services of an Aitkin litigation attorney to represent the city in a lawsuit in a longstanding dispute to recover unpaid planning and zoning fees.

Draft minutes show the council agreed to hire attorney Andrew Kalis of Ryan & Brucker, LTD., after the city attorney’s office notified the council in January of a conflict of interest with former planning and zoning commission chairman Brian Dobie.

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Chelsey Perkins
Chelsey Perkins grew up in Crosslake and is a graduate of Pequot Lakes High School. She earned her Bachelor's degree in professional journalism from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Perkins has interned at the Lake Country Echo and the Rochester and Austin Post-Bulletins and also worked for the student-run Minnesota Daily newspaper as a copy editor and columnist during college. She went on to intern at Utne Reader magazine, where she was later hired as the research editor. Before joining the Brainerd Dispatch, Perkins worked as a staff writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal.
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