Government
With the state’s projected budget surplus now at nearly $1.9 billion for the next two years, both political parties are proposing to spend more on education. The Stillwater Area School District and local legislators say that will help the area, but they hope the money comes with as few strings att...Read More
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The city of Lake Elmo has become a safe haven for honey bees and other pollinators, thanks to a resolution passed March 3 that would stop the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in bee habitats. The resolution states that the city will designate and develop bee-safe areas that include plantings that are...Read More
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Sen. Karin Housley, R-St. Mary’s Point, recently announced she would sponsor a bill to provide tax cuts for young families and children called the “Toddler Tax Credit.” The bill would give a $1,000 tax credit to parents for all children under the age of 5. Housley estimated the proposal would ...Read More
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The city of Bayport will seek bids for work on its new fire hall March 17 and plans to sell an estimated $2.4 million in bonds on June 1 to help finance the construction of its planned new fire hall. On March 2, the city council unanimously approved seeking project bids on March 17. The [...]...Read More
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Emotions ran high during the March 3 Lake Elmo City Council meeting when the final plat for the first phase of the Easton Village residential development was approved in a 4-1 vote. However, more than one council member voiced disappointment at the design of the final plat. As spring approaches and ...Read More
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