Government

Minnesota House candidates speak on health care, economy Legislative candidates in District 58B spoke of their policies and how it would affect Minnesotans during a forum organized by the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce on  Oct. 22 at Rosemount City Hall. Pat Garofalo, a Republican, and Marla Vagts, a DFLer, are running in the [...]

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Dakota County attorney running unopposed for sixth time Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom is running for re-election to another four-year term; he was first elected in 1987. Backstrom, who is running unopposed for the sixth time out of seven elections, said he is proud and privileged to hold the position. “It’s been an amazing opportunity [...]

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Packard, Wills share similarities, differences on issues How to improve the economy, heath care options, a potential budget deficit, and public transportation funding were the hot topics during a House District 37B candidate forum on Oct. 22 at Rosemount City Hall. The forum was organized by the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce. The two [...]

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Area state House races are battleground for majority Dakota County voters who plan to sit out this year’s election ought to think twice about their decision. If any of the past five elections are indicators, the Minnesota House majority could hinge on what happens in the eight legislative races that are on the ballot in [...]

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Smaller list of candidates than in recent years Besides voting for Minnesota governor and a U.S. senator, Farmington residents will vote for City Council and School Board members on the Nov. 4 ballot. Compared to previous years, the list of candidates is relatively short for the two governing entities in Farmington. City Council Three candidates [...]

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At least one new council member to start in 2015 After the start of the new year, the Rosemount City Council will welcome at least one new member after Council Member Kim Shoe-Corrigan did not file for re-election this fall. Vying for two four-year seats on the five-member City Council are incumbent Mark DeBettignies and [...]

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