Dakota County Commissioner Paul Krause selling Lakeville business

Will not rule out reelection bid

Dakota County Commissioner Paul Krause has put his Lakeville business, Dairy Delite, up for sale, but says he has not made a decision about whether he will run for reelection when his term ends in 2014.

Dakota County Commissioner Paul Krause
Dakota County Commissioner Paul Krause

Krause, who has represented Lakeville on the County Board since 1995, said he is keeping his options open and does not expect to announce whether he will seek another term until next year.

“I’ve got things going on that we have to see how they work out,” Krause said. “At that time, when things happen or don’t happen, that’s when I’ll make a decision.”

Krause said he has thought about selling the Dairy Delite for a while, but would just “hang onto it” if the business did not sell.

“I wouldn’t just close it,” Krause said.

He said business is good at the small hamburger-and-fries stand-alone shop Krause refurbished in a 1950s theme, but “it’s just time for me to pick and choose what I do, and slow down,” he said.

In 2012, Krause unexpectedly volunteered to take a two-year term that opened through redistricting, and at that time said if he won the election he would evaluate whether to seek another term in 2014.

“Next year, I’ll let everybody know,” Krause said.