Government

BY ALICIA LEBENS THE GAZETTE The largest of the Gazette-sponsored forums — for the Stillwater Area School Board — was Oct. 20 with six candidates. A total of eight candidates are running for four open seats. Incumbents Tom Lehmann and George Hoeppner are challenged by Fred Anderson, Paul “Woody” Leindecker, Paula O’Loughlin and Shelley Pearson. [...]

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BY ALICIA LEBENS THE GAZETTE The candidates running in the Fourth Congressional District for the U.S. House of Representatives meet for a lively discussion during the Gazette-sponsored forum Oct. 20. The three candidates are incumbent Betty McCollum (DFL), Sharna Wahlgren (R) and Dave Thomas (I). Tax reform All three candidates acknowledged the need for tax [...]

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BY JONATHAN YOUNG THE GAZETTE   After a period of uncertainty, all four candidates running for two seats on the Lake Elmo City Council participated in a Gazette-sponsored forum Oct. 22 at Lake Elmo City Hall. Two of the candidates — Julie Fliflet and Jill Lundgren — had withdrawn from the forum after initially agreeing [...]

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On Tuesday, Nov. 4 Minnesotans will decide if they should keep Mark Dayton as their governor for the next four years. Dayton told ECM’s Editorial Board that under his leadership and policies, he has placed the state on the right moderate course with a balanced approach on spending and raising revenues. The board agrees that [...]

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