Government

Seven candidates are running for two four-year seats on the Burnsville City Council. A primary election will be held Aug. 12 to narrow the field to four candidates for the general election in November. Incumbents Bill Coughlin and Dan Kealey are seeking re-election. Challengers are Wes Dunser, Jake Nelson, Ron Oster, Cara Schulz and Ben [...]

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Environmental safety, redevelopment are Burnsville’s goals The old Freeway Landfill in Burnsville hasn’t accepted garbage since 1990. But it hasn’t been “closed” to the satisfaction of state pollution-control officials. After years of dead ends, city officials are growing anxious to see a closure plan reach fruition. It’s needed, they say, not only for environmental safeguards [...]

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Local incumbents, newcomers step up Election filing opened Tuesday, signaling the official start of the 2014 political season. Lakeville Area School Board Member Jim Skelly filed for re-election to the board right away, as did fellow School Board Member Michelle Volk, who last week announced her intention to run. Lakeville business owner Jackie Craig announced [...]

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Andrea Todd-Harlin and Victor Lake will face off in the Aug. 12 primary to determine the Republican candidate for Minnesota House District 51A. Neither candidate reached the 60 percent of delegate votes needed at the April 10 convention to acquire the endorsement. The April convention was the second of two in which Republican delegates deadlocked [...]

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Five candidates are running for two four-year seats on the Eagan City Council. A primary election will be held Aug. 12 to narrow the field to four candidates for the general election in November. Incumbents Paul Bakken and Gary Hansen are seeking re-election. Challengers are Gale Anderson, Eric Goodrich and David Meyer. Polls will be [...]

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