Government

The two candidates vying to represent District 39B in the Minnesota House of Representatives faced off at a Gazette-sponsored forum at Oak Park Heights City Hall Oct. 7. DFL-backed Tom DeGree of Lake Elmo is challenging incumbent Republican Kathy Lohmer of Stillwater after losing by about 1,200 votes or 6 percent in 2012. District 39B [...]

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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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