Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Woodbury City Council on Wednesday got the results from the 2013 community survey.
The litany of “good” and “excellent” reviews of city services that came from the 2013 community survey may have been best summed up thusly: To say people have positive feelings about Woodbury would be an “understatement of colossal proportions,” said Bill Morris, president of Decision Resources, the company that conducted Woodbury’s survey and does so for several other metro area cities. The Woodbury City Council heard the results from the biannual survey during its meeting Wednesday night. Decision Resources conducted telephone interviews with 400 Woodbury residents in February, asking about everything from stoplights and roundabouts to housing options and public safety and how much more in taxes people would be willing to pay for a water…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Woodbury City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at City Hall.
If the results from the previous community survey are any indication, the Woodbury City Council is in for some good news Wednesday night. Decision Resources officials are set to present the results from the 2013 community survey during the council meeting. The company in February conducted telephone questionnaires with 400 Woodbury residents. In 2011, the results from the biannual survey were clear: “People just have good feelings about the city,” Dan Morris, president of Decision Resources, told the council at the time. Morris is once again expected to present the findings, which are meant to aid in the council’s decision-making at an April 23 strategic-panning session. The council, staff and members of city commissions developed the 145-…
Monday, January 28, 2013
The event was held Sunday, Jan. 27, at Carver Lake Park.
Braving stinging ice pellets and freezing rain, 86 cyclists took to Carver Lake Park on Sunday for the second annual Cold Catfish Cup winter bike race. Spirits remained high despite a steady downfall of sleet that began just as racers grouped at the starting line. As the race progressed, a crowd of at least two dozen spectators and volunteers endured rapidly changing weather to cheer on bikers as they passed. Racers came prepared with a variety of winter apparel and gear, including specially designed “fat bikes” with oversized tires for better control on the occasionally treacherous trail. Related: ‘Fat Bike’ Riders to Descend on Woodbury Woodbury Recreation Specialist Reed Smidt, who helped organize the race with Angry Catfish …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Woodbury City Council, Senate District 53, House District 53A, House District 53B, Washington County Board.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Unofficial results show that JoAnn Ward (DFL) beat Pam Cunningham (GOP) for the state House of Representatives District 53A.
JoAnn Ward (DFL) will be representing House District 53A, according to unofficial results from the Minnesota Secretary of State. Ward beat challenger Pam Cunningham (GOP) with 11,932 votes (56 percent) while Cunningham received 9,269 votes (43 percent). All 14 precincts reported their numbers just after 1:00 a.m. Wednesday. Below is a statement from Ward. "I am thrilled and humbled by this election. I send wholehearted thanks to the voters for believing in me. I will serve the needs and concerns of all the people of south Maplewood, south Oakdale, Landfall and western Woodbury. I embarked on this campaign to bring a positive message to the voters: we must get past the gridlock and deliver results that solve basic economic problems. I …
Incumbents Amy Scoggins and Paul Rebholz win 2012 election.
Amy Scoggins and Paul Rebholz will continue serve on the Woodbury City Council after voters re-elected the incumbents Tuesday, according to the unofficial results from the Secretary of State. There were two seats up for election this year, and Mike Thissen, Mark Doree and Joe Grinols fell short in their respective bids to represent the city. Both Scoggins and Rebholz earned third terms on the council. Paul Rebholz: 1,1476 (26.39 percent) Amy Scoggins: 16,177 (37.20 percent) Mark Doree: 4,511 (10.37 percent) Mike Thissen: 7,978 (18.35 percent) Joe Grinols: 2,995 (6.89 percent) Statements from Candidates Amy Scoggins I am so excited to have the opportunity to continue serving our community as a city council member. We have a positive, …
Weik, Miron come out on top; Kriesel wins unopposed.
The results for the 2012 Washington County Board races were essentially settled as of 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. All results are unofficial per the Secretary of State’s website. In the district that represents most of Woodbury, Lisa Weik was re-elected. Weik earned 59.21 percent of the vote (12,127 total). Challenger Nancy Remakel, a former Woodbury City Council member, earned 40.20 percent of the vote (8,233). Challenger Ted Bearth defeated incumbent Bill Pulkrabek, who was running for his third term but was mired by a domestic incident earlier this year. Bearth, a former Oakdale City Council mayor, got 52.17 percent of the vote (11,123 total) to Pulkrabek’s 47.16 percent (10,054). The district includes the northwest part of Woodbury and all …
The DFL challenger beat incumbent Sen. Ted Lillie.
In the most closely contest legislative race in Woodbury this year, DFLer Susan Kent beat incumbent Sen. Ted Lillie for the Senate District 53 seat, according to the unofficial results from the Secretary of State. Kent notched 52.13 percent of the vote (22,781 total) to beat Lillie, who will finish out his freshman term before she is sworn in this January. Lillie, who had been tabbed as a rising leader in the Minnesota Republican party, had 47.73 percent of the vote (20,857). Woodbury is entirely within Senate District 53. Check back for updates. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
The incumbent Woodbury Republican is elected to a second term.
Republican Rep. Andrea Kieffer was re-elected Tuesday to the state House of Representatives, according to the unofficial results from the Secretary of State. The incumbent secured 54.84 percent of the vote in the win, defeating DFL challenger Ann Marie Metzger. Kieffer had earned 12,060 votes to Metzger’s 9,909 (45.06 percent) in the House District 53B race. Election night was somewhat “bittersweet” for Kieffer—despite her own victory Minnesota Republicans lost control of the House and Senate. She said she would reach out to Senator-elect Susan Kent (District 53) and Representative-elect JoAnn Ward later today, and soon speak with fellow Republicans, as well. “I’m looking forward to moving forward,” Kieffer said. The incumbent said she …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Video from various spots around the metro, including Republican Party headquarters in Bloomington and the DFL Party's gathering in Minneapolis.
Red. Blue. Downtown or Southtown, we will have it covered tonight as election results come in around the Twin Cities. Twin Cities Patch sites are teaming up with our friends at TheUptake to bring video coverage from various sites tonight as we wrap up this historic election. The embedded player allows you to change feeds, or "channels," to check out the coverage and interviews you want to see. Thanks for "tuning in," and enjoy a whole new way to take in the Election Night.