Government

If the old adage “April showers bring May flowers” applies to the city of Lake Elmo, those showers have been hanging over the residents of Lake Elmo for a while. This May, however, the flowers are starting to bloom. During its June 3 meeting, the city council formally passed a resolution that would end the [...]

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The historic Joseph Wolf buildings at the southwest corner of Nelson and Main Street at the south end of downtown Stillwater are a step closer to redevelopment. On June 3 the Stillwater City Council approved the creation of Tax Increment Finance (TIF) District 11, including all the historic buildings along the west side of the 400 [...]

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Candidates are set for races for elected offices at the federal, state and county levels. Stillwater municipal races are also set, and there will be no municipal primary. The filing period for primary-eligible race opened on May 20 and ran through 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3. Candidates had until 5 p.m. on Thursday, June [...]

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THE GAZETTE Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto was unanimously endorsed for a third term May 31 at the state DFL party convention in Duluth. A Marine on St. Croix resident, Otto is president of the National State Auditors Association, and has been named one of the 15 most influential professionals in government auditing at all [...]

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In his first run for political office, Orono businessman Scott Honour has announced that State Senator Karin Housley, R-St. Mary’s Point, will be his running mate in his campaign for Minnesota governor. Housley, a first-term senator from St. Mary’s Point, was introduced the morning of Saturday, May 31, as Honour’s candidate for lieutenant governor during [...]

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