Government

  ECM EDITORIAL BOARD If Minnesotans in 2009 were expecting Al Franken to arrive in Washington, D.C., as a bombastic elected official wanting to turn the U.S. Senate into a comedy hall, they were clearly mistaken. Instead, Sen. Al Franken became a low-key, out-of-the-limelight senator who quietly went about his business of serving Minnesota. With [...]

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Voters in District 39B will choose Nov. 4 who will represent them in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Republican incumbent Kathy Lohmer is facing DFL-endorsed challenger Tom DeGree. District 39B includes about half of Stillwater, as well as the cities of Lake Elmo, Oak Park Heights and Bayport. It also includes Grant, Pine Springs and [...]

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Two candidates are competing to represent Ward 1 on the Stillwater City Council. Planning Commissioner Ryan Collins is challenging incumbent Doug Menikheim.   Ryan Collins Address: 1467 Benson Blvd. E., Stillwater Family: My wife Lisa and I have two children, Alexis (6) and Preston (3) Education: Bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in [...]

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Three candidates are running for two open seats on the Bayport City Council. Brian DeLisle is challenging incumbents Michele Hanson and Patrick McGann.   Brian DeLisle Address: 438 Fifth St. N., Bayport Family: Son Joey (13) Education: Stillwater Area High School; Minnesota real estate salesperson license, Kaplan University (Prosource), 1997; Wisconsin real estate salesperson license, [...]

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Four candidates are running for two open seats on the Lake Elmo City Council. Julie Fliflet and Jill Lundgren are challenging incumbents Wally Nelson and Mike Reeves.   Julie Fliflet Address: 4577 Lily Ave N Lake Elmo Family: Married 18 years to husband Todd, one daughter Chloe (8), yellow lab Duke (age 3 — yes, [...]

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Two of the 19 district courts seats that will be on the ballots in the 10th Judicial District this year are contested. The 10th District consists of the counties of Washington, Chisago, Anoka, Sherburne, Isanti, Wright, Kanabec and Pine. There are 45 judges total. Each year, one third of those are up for re-election. Judges [...]

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