Elections

Tue
10
Jun

No election primaries this year in Roseville, Ramsey County

Filing for city council, county commission and the state House of Representatives closed June 3.

Thu
16
Jan

New Maplewood mayor, council members sworn in


Nora Slawik is sworn in as mayor of Maplewood by city clerk Karen Guilfoile Jan. 6 at the Maplewood Community Center.

Taking the oath of office for the Maplewood City Council are Kathleen Juenemann, above, and Marylee Abrams, below.

When Will Rossbach became Maplewood’s mayor four years ago, he asked for a new gavel - “a fresh start” -- to use during city council meetings, marking the opening and closing of each one.
In his first minutes as the former mayor on Jan. 6, Rossbach handed the same gavel as well as his key to the city to Mayor Nora Slawik, who took the oath of office moments earlier during the swearing-in ceremony at the Maplewood Community Center.  But the wooden hammer was a little different -- Rossbach had three pink stripes painted on it, signifying the new, but not the first, female majority on the Maplewood City Council.

Wed
13
Nov

Incumbents reign in Mounds View School Board elections

Last week, voters reelected three incumbents to serve new four-year terms on the Mounds View Area School Board.
Challenger John Hakes received 18.82 percent of total votes cast, but was roughly 1,100 votes shy of obtaining a seat on the board.

Wed
13
Nov

City elections tight in New Brighton, uncontested in St. Anthony

To say New Brighton's hard-fought race for city council was close would be an understatement. All five council candidates vying for two open spots were within 260 votes of one another.

Tue
12
Nov

Falcon Heights incumbents win spots back on the city council

The Falcon Heights City Council will remain intact come January.
 Incumbents Pam Harris and Keith Gosline retained their spots on the council. According to unofficial results from last week’s election, Harris received roughly 46 percent of the votes and Gosline had roughly 39 percent, defeating challenger Michael Thomas who received about 14 percent of the total votes.

Tue
12
Nov

Roseville Area Schools levy referendum passes

On Election Day, School District 623 was one of many school districts across Minnesota to receive voter approval of a levy referendum.
About 68 percent of those who cast ballots voted in favor of the levy request, according to unofficial results. The eight-year operating levy will generate $1,505 per student in the district and will increase annually with the rate of inflation. The current operating levy, which generates $1,575 per pupil, will expire in June of next year.

Mon
11
Nov

First-timer and East Sider Chue Vue led school board race

When Chue Vue moved to the U.S. at the age of 10, he didn’t speak a word of English.
Now, with the help of public schools, he’s not only a fluent English speaker but also an attorney and the newest member of the St. Paul School Board. He will be the only Asian-American onboard.
The 45-year-old East Sider won one of three open school board slots, taking 30.8 percent of the votes, on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Mon
11
Nov

Voters elect 3 first-time members to ISD 197 board

Come January, 15-year-old students at Henry Sibley High School won’t be the only freshmen in the district.
Voters in West St. Paul, Mendota Heights and Eagan elected three first-time members to the District 197 school board, while the sole incumbent candidate on the ballot collected the fewest votes.

Mon
11
Nov

IGH school referendum passes narrowly

It may not have been an overwhelming show of support, but the slim 127-vote margin by which Inver Grove Heights residents voted in favor of the school district’s bond referendum was enough to yield some big fixes for community schools.
The $24.8 million bond referendum received 1,761 yes votes in the Nov. 5 election, or 52 percent of the total vote, compared to 1,634 votes against.

Wed
06
Nov

New Maplewood mayor, elected councilors hope for positive future

Nora Slawik is Maplewood’s next mayor, beating former leader Diana Longrie by an overwhelming margin in Tuesday's election.
The mayoral and council races became three against three after the primary, which left two mayoral candidates and four council candidates decidedly on different sides of the fence.

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