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 east metro area. Stonebridge Elementary Staff Member on Leave after being Intoxicated at Work A special education paraprofessional at Stonebridge Elementary School is on leave after Stillwater Police found that she had a .233 blood alcohol level while at work this week. Commander Building to Become Downtown's Newest Restaurant Tin Bins will be a coffee shop, café and bar owned by the Dock Café’s proprietors Sherri Hopfe Franke and Mike McGuire. The hope is to open the new restaurant with a patio this spring. Stillwater City Council Directs Staff to Look into Creating Event Coordinator Position The Stillwater City Council directed staff to look into the cost of hiring an event …
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 …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
“People look, they laugh, they smile, and they waive,” Pat Zanko said as she stood on Myrtle Hill Saturday, holding a life-size cutout of President Barack Obama. “People from Stillwater get why I’m here, on this particular corner.”
“People look, they laugh, they smile, and they waive,” Pat Zanko said as she stood on the corner of Sixth and Myrtle on Saturday, holding a life-size cutout of President Barack Obama. “People from Stillwater get why I’m here on this particular corner.” Of course we do. Sandwich boards lambasting Obama and his policies have been a regular fixture in the front yard of Ron Christoffersen’s home on Myrtle Hill for a few years now. So what did you think? Did you honk? Laugh? Smile? Stop for a photo? Flip the bird? Are you celebrating the 57th Presidential Inauguration? Talk about it in the comment section below, and upload your photos to this post.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
“I’ve decided that I really have no regrets," Cook said. "I just want to stick with my gratitude, because everything else is just water under the bridge at this point. No pun intended.”
Those who follow city politics know that Micky Cook’s time serving on the Stillwater City Council has come with some heated exchanges. As Ward 2’s representative, Cook stood as the lone voice on the council against the St. Croix River Crossing Project. She consistently questioned openness in government and city spending and she served as a strong advocate for historic preservation. Cook chose not to seek re-election, and during last week’s council meeting she thanked the public for allowing her to serve. Cook said she was recently asked what her biggest challenge on the council was, what would she miss the least and if she has any regrets. “I’ve decided that I really have no regrets. I just want to stick with my gratitude, because …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Housley represents the Stillwater area in the new Minnesota Senate District 39.
Wednesday, January 9
Editor’s Note: The following is a news release from Sen. Karin Housley (R-St. Mary's Point). Housley represents the Stillwater area in the new Minnesota Senate District 39. _________________________________________ Sen. Karin Housley took the oath of office yesterday in a swearing-in ceremony at the State Capitol in St. Paul. Housley, who was elected to her first term in the Minnesota Senate in November, will serve on the Commerce Committee, the State and Local Government Committee and the E-12 Education Division of the Finance Committee throughout the 2013 legislative session. “I am honored to serve the people of our district in the Minnesota State Senate. I look forward to working on education, commerce and state and local government …
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 …
Mary McComber will be sworn in as mayor of Oak Park Heights tonight. Chuck Dougherty and Mike Runk will be sworn in as Council Members.
The City of Oak Park Heights swore in a new mayor and council member Tuesday night at City Hall. Mary McComber was sworn in as mayor of Oak Park Heights. She replaces David Beaudet, who was elected to the city council in 1996 and was elected mayor in 2000. Chuck Dougherty, a newly elected councilman, and incumbent City Council Member Mike Runk were also sworn in. Tuesday night’s City Council meeting begins at 7 p.m. RELATED: Click here to view the full agenda. Two New Stillwater City Council Sworn In Washington County Board Members Sworn In
Ted Kozlowski was sworn in as the Ward 2 representative on Tuesday night. Tom Weidner was sworn in as representative of Ward 3.
Two new members of the Stillwater City Council were sworn in Tuesday night at City Hall. Ted Kozlowski represents Ward 2. Tom Weidner is now the Ward 3 representative. After the new members took the oath of office, the council recognized the work of outgoing council members Micky Cook and Jim Roush. Cook chose not to seek re-election in Ward 2. Roush lost his re-election bid to Weidner. Both Cook and Roush served on the Council for four years. RELATED: Click here to view the full agenda. Oak Park Heights Swear In New Mayor, City Councilman Washington County Board Members Sworn In Councilmembers Appointed to Committees Ward 4 Council Member Mike Polehna will serve as vice mayor in 2013. The council decided to disband the Lumberjack Days …
Friday, November 9, 2012
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.…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
How did your city vote on the constitutional amendment to require photo ID to vote?
Here's how residents in a selection of Minnesota cities voted on the proposed Voter ID amendment to the state Constitution, which would have required photo ID at polling places. Statewide, the ballot measure failed to pass the 50 percent level of support it needed (46.34 percent with all but three Minnesota precincts' results). But if citizens in 14 of these Patch communities had their way, the state Constitution would have a new amendment. Support for the amendment in these cities covered by Patch ranged from 19.30 percent in Southwest Minneapolis to 61.23 percent in St. Michael.* "No" in the table below includes ballots on which voter left "Yes" and "No" blank. NOTE: These are unofficial figures until local canvassing boards verify them…