Government

A voter in House District 32B is petitioning the Minnesota Supreme Court to have Rep. Bob Barrett removed from the election ballot in November due to a residency conflict. Filing the claim in late July was Valerie Mondor, who claims the lawmaker’s primary residence is not the Lindstrom address that Barrett has listed with the [...]

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With two and a half business days left to file for office, a number of local government races remain uncontested in the Forest Lake area. Meanwhile, other races are beginning to fill up with candidates. As of late morning Friday, Aug. 8, no one had filed for Forest Lake’s mayoral seat, currently held by Chris [...]

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After four terms, Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is not running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Two Republican candidates hope to get a shot at the 6th Congressional District seat in the general election. Former state house representative and 2010 gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer received the GOP nomination earlier this year and is [...]

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With regret, the Linwood Town Board on July 22 accepted the resignation of Kevin Tramm from his position as building inspector.  Supervisor Phil Osterhus, town board chair, observed that the position cannot be left open. Tramm recommended Mike Jungbauer to fill his position. Tramm’s resignation is effective Aug. 8.  Jungbauer grew up in a family-owned [...]

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Mayor believes facility would be good for city of Wyoming Published reports that the city of Wyoming may be considered a site for a new YMCA have reached this Chisago County community, but discussions have been preliminary at best, officials have said. Wyoming Mayor Eric Peterson, who is also a member of the Wyoming EDA, [...]

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