Government

Ken Harycki announced today that he will be stepping down as mayor of Stillwater, effective today, Nov. 7, 2014. In his statement, he said that will allow the vice mayor, Mike Polehna,  to complete the transition to the newly elected council. “This will allow me to better focus on personal issues,” Harycki said. “It has been […]

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In a tight race, former Oak Park Heights mayor David Beaudet failed to unseat either incumbent running for Oak Park Heights City Council. Both Mark Swenson and Mike Liljegren will keep their seats on the council. Unofficial results show Swenson with 880 votes, or 34.20 percent. Liljegren earned 860 votes, or 33.42 percent. Beaudet received […]

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BY RYAN HOWARD FOREST LAKE TIMES   In a race between a four-term GOP representative and a carpenter who made his campaign debut, incumbent Rep. Bob Dettmer emerged victorious over DFL challenger Tim Stender to take a fifth term as the Minnesota House District 39A representative. Dettmer will be joined at the Capitol this year […]

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DFL incumbent Congresswoman Betty McCollum has won re-election in the 4th Congressional District, where she will serve her eight term. The 4th Congressional district encompasses Ramsey County and much of the East Metro, including Stillwater. With all 228 precincts reporting, unofficial results show McCollum with 147,842 votes, or 61.19 percent. Republican challenger Sharna Wahlgren received […]

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Two new faces will be seen on the Lake Elmo City Council come January. Julie Fliflet and Jill Lundgren beat out incumbents Mike Reeves and Wally Nelson in the Nov. 4 election. According to unofficial results, Fliflet received 1,834 votes, or 28.2 percent, and Lundgren received 1,751 votes, or 26.92 percent. Nelson received 1,583 votes, […]

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Once the celebration of the election subsides, the newly-elected members of the Stillwater Area School Board said they are ready for the hard work in the future. Incumbents Tom Lehmann and George Hoeppner have been re-elected to their seats on the board, and are joined by newcomers Paula O’Loughlin and Shelley Pearson. According to unofficial […]

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