Saturday, April 6, 2013
Also in this week's wrap: An increase in the reward for more information on Oakdale's Danielle Jelinek
A quick look at the top headlines from last week around the eastern Twin Cities metro area and Hudson. Reward for Information about Danielle Jelinek Now at $25,000 The Oakdale woman has been missing since December 2012. Oakdale 2013 Citywide Garage Sale Signup Use Patch to get listed on the city’s largest coordinate rummage sale event and get located on our handy map. Women’s ‘Down and Dirty’ Trail Run Set for May The fourth annual event is planned at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve. Positive Reviews for Woodbury? ‘Understatement of Colossal Proportions’ The Woodbury City Council on Wednesday got the results from the 2013 community survey. Woodbury Rep. Andrea Kieffer Backs Bill to Legalize Civil Unions 'Fair compromise' on same-sex marriage …
Friday, February 22, 2013
This week's collection of top headlines from East Twin Cities Patch sites.
First Student-Run Postal Credit Union in Minnesota Opens at Tartan High School Students at Tartan High School will be running a Postal Credit Union branch out of their school store. The new branch's ribbon cutting was held Wednesday morning. City Approves Holiday Gas Station Expansion Holiday Gas Station at 3344 Hadley Avenue North will be expanding its building. New Business Spotlight: 'Premier Center' Opens First Location in Minnesota Little Minds Learning Center will open its first Minnesota location in Oakdale. Splash Pad at Bielenberg Gets Lukewarm Reception from Woodbury City Council The council went over several aspects of the exterior of the planned field house and lobby during a workshop Wednesday night. District 833 Announces …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Stillwater's Gary Kriesel was re-elected to serve as representative of District 3. Lisa Weik was selected as this year's board chair.
Four members of the Washington County Board of Commissioners were sworn in to office Tuesday after being elected or re-elected in November 2012. Commissioners Gary Kriesel (District 3) and Lisa Weik (District 5) were both re-elected to the board. Weik was selected to serve as board chair in 2013. Commissioner Autumn Lehrke (District 4) will serve as Vice Chair for 2013. RELATED: Washington County: New commissioners are far from rookies Washington County Board Election Results (Updated) Two New Stillwater City Council Sworn In Oak Park Heights Swear In New Mayor, City Councilman Kriesel was elected in November 2004 to represent the residents of District 3, re-elected in 2008 and ran unopposed in 2012. He retired from Xcel Energy after 33 …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The man, who voted in the 2010 election, was previously convicted of burglary.
A convicted felon from Woodbury was sentenced to three years of probation after authorities discovered he voted in the 2010 election. Steven Larry Richie, 58, admitted that he voted at St. John Lutheran Church in the Nov. 2, 2010, election, according to the criminal complaint. In a July 2011 interview with police, Richie acknowledged he was on probation, but he “did not consider himself to be a convicted felon,” the complaint says. Court records show that he was convicted of burglary in 2007 and sentenced to five years of probation in early 2008. Investigators found that he completed a voter-registration card but also registered the same day at the church, according to the complaint. The Washington County Elections Division requested the …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
"I look forward to serving you on the Woodbury City Council for the next four years, which I expect will be filled with many exciting challenges," says re-elected incumbent.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I want to extend my sincere thanks to everyone who took part in our local election—those who cast votes, election judges, and candidates. I especially want to thank everyone who supported my re-election and those who volunteered on my campaign. I look forward to serving you on the Woodbury City Council for the next four years, which I expect will be filled with many exciting challenges. I encourage you to call or email me with questions or concerns. I can be reached at 651-735-7864 and firstname.lastname@example.org. My contact info is also available on the city of Woodbury website and inside the yellow pages of The Directory of Woodbury, our local phone book. Best wishes during the holiday season and …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The re-elected House member also thanks voters for their support on Election Day.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
As we move on from election season to the holiday season, I would like to thank Ann Marie Metzger for her willingness to run for office in Woodbury District 53B. I know it is not easy, but challengers keep the process competitive, and that is a good thing. As our former Mayor Hargis used to say, “iron sharpens iron, and that’s when the sparks fly.” Related: Woodbury Election Results Every election cycle is important, but I was particularly anxious to see the results of the ballot questions so I could get a better pulse of our district moving forward. In summary, the senate district was similar with 43.07 percent (53A) and 43.20 percent (53B)—most of you do not think we should amend the constitution to define the word “marriage.” …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Woodbury City Council, Senate District 53, House District 53A, House District 53B, Washington County Board.
Voters in the mostly suburban cities Patch covers were more opposed to the proposed gay-marriage ban than Minnesota voters generally.
Here's how residents in a selection of Minnesota cities voted on the ballot measure that would have added a definition of marriage as only between one man and one woman to the state Constitution. Statewide, the ballot measure failed to exceed the 50 percent level of support it needed in the Nov. 6, 2012 general election. It got 47.53 percent, according to unofficial results from all but two of Minnesota's 4,102 precincts' results. Taken together, people in cities served by Patch—mostly in the Twin Cities suburbs—rejected the marriage amendment in greater proportion (61.21 percent) than Minnesotans taken as a whole (52.47 percent). Support for the amendment in places covered by Patch ranged from 14.51 percent in Southwest Minneapolis to 54.…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Ted Bearth will be sworn in on Jan. 8, 2012; Bill Pulkrabek plans for the future.
After 13 years, there will be a new county commissioner representing District 2 of Washington County. Longtime Washington County Commissioner Bill Pulkrabek was defeated by challenger Ted Bearth—the results came in early Wednesday morning, with Bearth taking 52 percent of the vote to 47 percent for Pulkrabek. Pulkrabek, 42, has served as a county commissioner since 1999. Before that he was the mayor of Oakdale from 1995 to 1998, a title he received in his mid-20s. Bearth said he has been encouraged to run for the Washington County Board since he first retired from the city council in 2004, but he often dismissed the idea and opted for retirement instead. "It finally got to the point where I was unhappy with what we got so I decided I …
Democrats won two of three legislative seats in Woodbury races.
It may have been the Republicans’ own undoing. The party’s push for the two failed ballot initiatives—the marriage amendment and voter ID—energized Minnesota Democrats, helping tilt the balance of power at the Capitol back to the DFL, said Alberder Gillespie, District 53 DFL chair. “(Voters) saw that was a political agenda, it was not based on values,” she said. In Woodbury legislative races, two of three seats went to Democrats. Senate District 53 saw incumbent Republican Ted Lillie—who rose quickly as a party leader as a freshman lawmaker—defeated by Susan Kent. DFLer JoAnn Ward won in House District 53A. Only House District 53B Rep. Andrea Kieffer, who was elected to a second term, won for the GOP in local races. For her part, Keiffer …