Sunday, November 11, 2012
In other news from around the region, Lakeville elects a 27-year-old mayor, and Eagan's Nicholas Mrozinski advances to the top 12 on NBC's "The Voice."
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the top stories from the past seven days. Here's a look at the stories, which first appeared on this site or those of our neighbors, that might interest you or affect your life. To read the full stories, click on the headline links. Apple Valley-Rosemount General Election Results 2012 In city council races, it was a good night for incumbents. Eastview Boys Kick To Their First State Class 2A Soccer Crown Senior Jacob Opheim scored two goals, including the game-winner in the second half, and Eastview dropped Blaine 3-2 Thursday for its first state soccer championship. How Did Apple Valley, Rosemount Vote on Voter ID, Marriage Amendments? Check out our …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Democrats say the divisive amendments and the state shutdown may have contributed to heavy Republican losses.
After just two years at the helm of the Minnesota Legislature, Republicans lost control of both the House and Senate on Tuesday night—a defeat at least some Democrats are attributing in part to the marriage and Voter ID amendments. Going into Election Day, Republicans controlled the House 72-61 and the Senate 37-30. While votes in some districts were still being counted early Wednesday, Republicans conceded that they lost both majorities in the early morning hours, according to Twin Cities media reports. The DFL needed to pick up just four seats in the Senate and six seats in the House. "[Voters] spoke, and they spoke loudly. It was clear they wanted to see a different direction," ousted Eagan Sen. Ted Daley (R) said in an interview with…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Letter writer: "If Colin Lee was willing to work with Republican legislators to improve the condition of our state as a concerned citizen, imagine what he would do as a State Representative."
Thursday, September 27, 2012
To the editor, In today’s partisan climate it is not common to see politicians working across the aisle to improve policy for all Minnesotans. Second time endorsed DFL candidate Colin Lee, of Lakeville, running for State Representative in 58A, has already proven he would do just that. In 2011 Colin, as a concerned citizen, reached out to Republican Representatives Jim Abeler and Pat Garofalo to bring attention to an issue regarding HMO’s over-billing the state on Medicaid invoices. Colin’s initiative led to the Health and Human Services Committee holding a hearing and ultimately led to our state’s HMO Medicaid program being audited. If Colin Lee was willing to work with Republican legislators to improve the condition of our state as a …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Gibbons looks to represent Apple Valley and part of Lakeville.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Name : Ms. Roberta Gibbons Also known as : Roberta Age : 49 Place of residence : Apple Valley, MN Attended college : Yes College : Rochester Community College & Winona State University Degree : Associate of Arts Degree - Liberal Education Year of graduation : 1983 Job titles held : Personal Lines Insurance Agent Employers : Dyste Williams Agency Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: State office Running for position: MN House of Representatives Chamber/district: 57A Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : None Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None Address PO Box 240364 Apple Valley MN 55124 Name : Patrick Gibbons Title : Manager Website : www.robertagibbons.org Twitter : www.twitter.com/gibbons4mnhouse Facebook : www.…
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Lee, a software engineer by trade, says jobs, education, and economy are top issues.
Lakeville's new Minnesota House district has another candidate for office. Colin Lee, a software engineer from Lakeville filed for office today, officially entering the race to run for the Minnesota House of Representatives in Lakeville's new District 58A. Lee will take on Republican incumbent Mary Liz Holberg who has filed to run for this seat despite being put into a different House district earlier this year when the district boundaries were shifted. In a statement, Lee said he's been a homeowner and resident in Lakeville for the past ten years, and is running to use his engineering mindset and troubleshooting skills to solve pressing problems at the State Capitol. "Lakeville is a wonderful community in which to work, live, and raise a …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Here's what you need to know to start the year off right.
The following are some of the new laws that take effect Jan. 1, 2012. The asterisk following the bill number denotes the language that became law. Summaries of all laws passed by the 2011 Legislature are available online from nonpartisan House Public Information Services. Business and Commerce Insurance claims law modernized A new law brings insurance statute covering portable electronics claims into the 21st century. The law allows claims processors-supervised, non-licensed insurance adjusters to enter data into an automated claims adjustment system. The computerized system is designed for data collection, calculation and final resolution of portable electronics insurance claims. A licensed adjuster may supervise up to 25 people for …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Minnesota House on Saturday, including both Lakeville representatives, voted to put the matter up for constitutional vote.
The Minnesota House on Saturday voted to put the definition of marriage in front of voters on the 2012 ballot. If approved by Minnesotans, marriage would be defined as “only a union of one man and one woman.” Despite an emotional five hour debate, the vote came in at 70-62, mostly along party lines, although four Republicans voted against the bill. State Rep. Mary Liz Holberg (R-District 36A), of Lakeville, and Rep. Pat Garofalo (R-District 36B), of Farmington, both voted in favor of sending the issue to voters. Minnesota law already bans gay marriage, but proponents of the proposal say only a constitutional amendment could keep the issue from being decided by the courts. The Minnesota Senate passed the bill 38-27 on May 11. State Sen. …