Government

Mayor Mark Utecht: 305 votes, 91.87 percent. Write-in: 27 votes, 8.13 percent. City council Samantha Denney: 178 votes, 27.26 percent. Tony Olivolo: 161 votes, 24.66 percent. Michael A. Carlson: 144 votes, 22.05 percent. Chuck Lucia: 89 votes, 13.63 percent. Thomas Hedican: 73 votes, 11.18 percent. Write-in: 8 votes, 1.23 percent.

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Stacy resident Michelle Kok appeared at the Oct. 14 regular Stacy City Council meeting on behalf of neighbors in the Foxtail Woods development. Kok was following up on the issue of speeding that was brought to the council in August. Kok said an improvement that lowered the speed of traffic in the area happened when […]

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The following actions and discussion points were addressed at the Oct. 14 Stacy City Council meeting.  • City Clerk Sharon Payne presented a “just in case” agreement to cover legal representation in city attorney Peter Grundhoefer’s absence. Grundhoefer’s law partner, Ted Allegro, is handling the law practice alone for the time being and was cognizant […]

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These questions were sent to candidates who have opponents in their respective races. CHISAGO COUNTY SHERIFF   Occupation: Chisago County Sheriff Qualifications: Current Sheriff of Chisago County; 28 years of law enforcement experience, 21 of those years in supervisory positions; Associates Degree in Law Enforcement, Bachelors Degree in Applied Business, Masters Degree in Administrative Justice, […]

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The minimum speed limit for an urban street is 30 mph, unless there is a school in the area, North Branch City Engineer Justin Messner explained at the Monday North Branch City Council meeting. That put the city in a bind when it came to addressing a posted speed reduction request by a resident representing […]

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Township will extend deadline for consideration of permit for KSA Properties A routine public hearing in Lent Township Sept. 10 turned into a civics lesson on rights to assembly and free speech. That wasn’t the point of the meeting, but resulted from consideration of a standard operating issue for local governments: the conditional use permit. […]

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