A major event for families in the St. Croix Valley and across the country occurred on the day after Labor Day. It marked the first day that their children were sent out the door to attend their first day of the 2006-07 school year.
One couple accused their neighbors of running a commercial business out of their residential home. The neighbors insisted that they had a right to operate their pet product business as they had for several years.
Out of 60 alternative locations considered as potential sites for a new School District 622 bus garage, once again the best option came back to a long-coveted parcel owned by the Minnesota Department of Transportation at the intersection of Highways 5 and Highway 120 in Maplewood.
The proposed 2007 tax levy and budget Lake Elmo's City Council approved on Sept. 5 calls for a 12.96 percent levy increase (for $2.4 million total) and a $3.9 million budget (up from $3.6 million last year).