TABLE I:  FRANCHISES
Ord. No.
Date Passed
Description
Ord. No.
Date Passed
Description
10
4-25-1956
Granting to Minnesota Power & Light Company the right to construct and maintain an electric distribution system within the city for a period of 20 years.
33
9-9-1964
Granting Peoples Natural Gas, division of Northern Natural Gas Company, a nonexclusive authority for a period of 25 years to erect and maintain a gas plant and/or gas system.
65
3-11-1975
Granting to Minnesota Power & Light Company the right to construct and maintain an electric distribution and transmission system within the city for a period of 20 years.
71
5-20-1976
Creating and awarding a cable television franchise for a period of 15 years to Cable Communications Systems for the Cities of Hoyt Lakes, Aurora, Biwabik and the Township of White.
104
10-27-1988
Granting to Peoples Natural Gas, division of UtiliCorp United Inc., a nonexclusive authority for a period of 25 years to erect, maintain and operate a gas distribution system; repealing Ord. 33.
112
5-28-1991
Amending Ord. 71 to extend the authorized term for renewal from five to ten years.
113
5-30-1991
Granting a franchise to Star Northern American Corporation to construct, operate and maintain a cable television system for a term of 15 years; repealing Ord. 71.
114
5-30-1991
Amending Ord. 71 to extend the authorized term for renewal from five to 15 years.
132
9-12-1995
Granting to Minnesota Power & Light Company the right to construct and maintain an electric distribution and transmission system within the city for a period of 20 years; superseding Ord. 65.
177
10-24-2006
Granting a renewed cable franchise, for a period of seven years, to Mediacom Minnesota LLC, setting forth conditions accompanying the grant of the renewed franchise, providing for certain service regulations and prescribing penalties.
198
4-10-2012
Granting a cable franchise, for a period of five years, to Lake County d/b/a Lake Connections, setting forth conditions accompanying the grant of the franchise, providing for certain service regulations and prescribing penalties.
201
10-8-2013
Granting Minnesota Energy Resources, a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, a natural gas franchise for a period of 25 years; repealing Ord. 104.
203
3-11-2014
Extending the expiration date of the cable television franchise agreement authorizing the operation of a cable television system.
204
4-22-2014
Granting a renewed franchise to Mediacom Minnesota LLC, for a period of ten years, setting forth conditions accompanying the grant of the renewed franchise, providing for certain service regulations and prescribing penalties.
210
6-15-2015
Granting Minnesota Power a nonexclusive franchise to construct, operate, repair and maintain an electric distribution system and transmission lines for a period of 20 years; cancelling Ord. 132.
211
6-15-2015
Authorizing an electric franchise fee as authorized by Ord. 210.
216
10-22-2018
Granting a renewed franchise to Lake County DBA Lake Connections to provide services, facilities and equipment necessary to meet the future cable-related needs of the community.