This homemade lawn sign seems to reflect the feelings of a majority of residents who cast ballots in the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District levy vote. The referendum questions were voted down in the Nov. 3 election. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Across the state, voters approved at least one operating levy request in 47 districts on Election Day, for a passage rate of 90 percent.
Tou Xiong, Bryan Smith oust two former mayors — Cardinal and Longrie
As election officials tallied up votes for the two open Maplewood City Council seats, Tou Xiong, 25, and his supports tracked the results at Stargate Nightclub, off Rice Street near Larpenteur Avenue. Across town, Bryan Smith, 40, gathered with friends, family and his campaign team at Jake's City Grille.
Candidates running unopposed
Three-at-large seats are open for the St. Anthony-New Brighton Independent School District 282 Board, and three candidates are running. Cassandra Palmer, Andrea (Andie) Scamehorn and Michael Volna are up for election. Palmer is the only candidate running who is currently not on the board.