Government

After a two-year stretch of split City Council votes that brought many a debate on the role of local government to the public square, Forest Lake residents went to the polls on Nov. 11 and picked sides. The results were decisive. The winners of the three open council seats and the open mayoral seat were […]

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The Nov. 11 meeting of the Forest Lake City Council was an eventful one. In addition to Richard Weber’s swearing in to take the place of appointed Councilwoman Molly Bonnett, Councilman Ben Winnick asked city staff to look for $1 million in budget cuts and to delay the open house for the new city center […]

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Luke Odegaard and Jill Olson will join re-elected incumbent Karen Morehead on the seven-member Forest Lake Area School Board in January, as the three candidates were victorious in their bids for office on Nov. 4.  Morehead, who finished third in the race with an unofficial total of 7,942 votes, won her second consecutive four-year term […]

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Mark Daly said he started knocking on doors in Columbus in September, introducing his campaign to residents and hearing their concerns almost every night and weekend.  That effort must have paid off because the planning commission member and electrical contractor earned 1,083 votes (40.71 percent) to top incumbents Bill Krebs (949, 35.68 percent) and Jessie […]

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The 2015 Wyoming City Council will be made up of a mix of new and familiar faces after the election on Nov. 4. Eric Peterson retained his seat as mayor, beating current Councilwoman Linda Nanko Yeager for the spot by a margin of 1,650 to 1,396. “I’m hoping that our new council can work together,” […]

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