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Residents of Dist. 34B in Maple Grove and Osseo will vote Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the general election to fill the Minnesota House of Representative seat. This district represents part of Maple Grove and all of Osseo. Candidates appearing on the ballot include David Hoden and Dennis Smith for the state representative seat. Both candidates [...]

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The two candidates seeking to represent District 2 on the Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners are incumbent Jennifer DeJournett and John Skavnak. The term is for four years. The district includes all or part of Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Dayton, Maple Grove and Osseo. Jennifer DeJournett City of residence: Maple Grove Age: 41 Family: [...]

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Four Hennepin County district judge positions are contested on the Tuesday, Nov. 4, ballot. The 4th Judicial District Court district, which includes all of Hennepin County, has 62 judges total. One-third of the judges are up for election each biennium. Each judgeship is assigned a district number, but all Hennepin County voters select the judges [...]

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The city of Corcoran is awaiting an advisory opinion from a state administrative body as to whether the city council violated the Minnesota Open Meeting law March 13 and June 12 and whether the city fully disclosed public information. At those two meetings the City Council went into closed executive sessions to discuss negotiations for [...]

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State Senator Mary Kiffmeyer (R-Big Lake) recently participated in a joint House and Senate committee meeting to receive information on Minnesota’s rail system, railroad regulation, and railway economic development. The hearing featured members of the Senate Committees on Transportation and Public Safety; Commerce; and Jobs, Agriculture, and Rural Development; and the House Committees on Transportation [...]

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Employee charged with prostitution The Maple Grove City Council voted in favor of suspending a business license of a massage business at its Monday, Oct. 6 meeting. The massage business was discovered to be operating outside of lawful business hours and prostitution. The council also considered an amendment to a planned unit development (PUD) concept [...]

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Two candidates are seeking the office of county sheriff in Hennepin County. The incumbent is Rich Stanek. The term is four years. Eddie Frizell City of residence: Maple Grove Age: 51 Family: Married with three children Education: Masters of Arts in Leadership from Augsburg University and completing a second Masters of Strategic Studies from United [...]

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One candidate is seeking the office of County Attorney in Hennepin County. The incumbent is Mike Freeman, who runs unopposed. The term is four years. Mike Freeman City of residence: Minneapolis Age: 66 Family: Wife Kate; children Jack, Tess, Matt, Kate and Beth Education: J.D., University of Minnesota; B.A., Rutgers University Occupation: Hennepin County Attorney [...]

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