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Bill Droste seeks his fourth term Rosemount Mayor Bill Droste is running for re-election to his fourth term this fall. This is the first time he’s running unopposed since being elected in 2002. Droste said during a recent interview that the lack of an opponent has afforded him more time to focus on city issues [...]

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Several owners of more than 100 acres of prime Lakeville real estate landlocked for about a decade may finally see relief. Developers interested in building residential and commercial projects on multiple properties next to or near the County Road 5 and 172nd Street intersection have been stopped for years due to the city’s uncertainty about [...]

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Lakeville residents facing the highest street reconstruction assessments in city history will have options to repay them. To reduce monthly costs, homeowners within the $23.4 million 2015 street reconstruction area, located between Cedar Avenue and Highview Avenue, may choose to repay the $8,116 assessment over 30 years instead of the typical 20 years. The longer [...]

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Lakeville plans to hire a new police officer and create an assistant fire chief position with duty crews next year. A proposal to hire a human resources administrative assistant and senior accountant for the Finance Department was put on hold, but about $86,000 will be set aside for the new city administrator to allocate for [...]

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 Lakeville voters will elect School Board and City Council candidates after the votes are counted from Tuesday’s general election. Four candidates are competing for two open City Council seats, currently held by incumbents Bart Davis and Colleen LaBeau who are both seeking re-election. Challengers are Steve Rajavuori and Ron Robinson. Lakeville Mayor Matt Little is [...]

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The front yard of Nick and Jenny Hess’s home on the 14100 block of Garland Avenue is a hotbed of horror this Halloween season. Skeletons, animatronic zombies and a crumbling cemetery are among the eldritch eye-candy that will greet trick-or-treaters on Oct. 31. This is the third year the Apple Valley couple has staged their [...]

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