Government

The lights were still on in Lake Elmo City Hall around 2 a.m. Sept. 16 — the city council meeting was just wrapping up after running for seven hours. Known for its lengthy and lively meetings, the city deemed this meeting unusually long, even by its standards. In comparison, the Sept. 2 Stillwater City Council [...]

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The city of Oak Park Heights expects to pay less for garbage and recycling service next year after an anticipated change of haulers. The city council unanimously approved the concept of switching from Advanced Disposal to Tennis Sanitation Sept. 9. Although some details of the contract are being finalized, City Administrator Eric Johnson said the [...]

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With election season in full swing, front yards and television sets are filled with campaign messages. Due to state legislative changes, you can cast your ballot well before Nov. 4. Starting today, county government centers are accepting no-excuse absentee ballots. “We project an immense increase to absentee voting because of the law change,” said Jennifer [...]

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After nearly 13 years of service, City Administrator Larry Hansen, age 61, has agreed to take an early retirement from the city of Stillwater. He will stay on to help with the transition to a new administrator, and his last day will be Jan. 30. Hansen said the decision was mutual and that he is [...]

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Oak Park Heights is crossing its fingers, hoping it will find a contractor to replace the water main beneath Oren Avenue next to Fury Motors for less than $100,000 this fall. After extensive discussions with MnDOT and Washington County, the city council approved an agreement July 29 that authorized the realignment of the North Frontage [...]

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