Government

Dogs and cats in Oak Park Heights will soon need to be leashed whenever they aren’t on the owner’s property. Beginning March 1, 2015, “voice command” will no longer be a valid means of controlling a pet in public. The city council unanimously approved the change Nov. 12. The delay in implementation is to allow […]

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A proposal to create downtown Stillwater’s largest event center will go back to the downtown parking commission Thursday, Nov. 20. Judd Sather, owner of Judd Sather Photography and the Loft at Studio J event center, wants to create another facility called JX Events Center. It would include two stories, occupying 120-124 Main St. S. The […]

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Contacted on Election Day, two key Minnesota House Republicans offered several priorities in education. Democrats are still the majority in the Minnesota Senate, and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton was re-elected, but Republicans replaced DFLers as the majority in the Minnesota House. The legislative process ultimately requires compromises between House, Senate and governor, so it’s likely […]

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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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