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…
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.…
Wills looks to represent Rosemount and part of Apple Valley.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Name : Anna Wills Age : 27 Place of residence : Apple Valley, MN Attended college : Yes College : Northwestern College Job titles held : Shift Supervisor, Personal Care Attendant, Legislative Assistant Employers : Caribou Coffee, Alliance Health Care, Minnesota State Senate Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: State office Running for position: State Representative Chamber/district: HD57B Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : NA Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Address Name : Tim Jacobson Title : Campaign Manager Website : willsforhouse.com Facebook : Anna Wills for House Youtube : n/a A life-long Minnesotan, I attended Northwestern college and live in Apple Valley with my husband, Rob. I work in the Minnesota State …
Wilfahrt hopes to represent Rosemount and part of Apple Valley.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Name : Mr. Jeffrey John Wilfahrt Age : 59 Place of residence : 12707 Chinchilla Ave, Rosemount, MN 55068 Attended college : Yes College : University of Minnesota Morris Degree : B.A. Chemistry Year of graduation : 1978 Job titles held : Software Engineer Employers : 3M, Self, Despatch, ProMetric Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: State office Running for position: MN House of Representatives Chamber/district: 57B Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : NA Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Address 12707 Chinchilla Avenue Rosemount Minnesota 55068 Name : Fay Coggshall Title : Campaign Manager Website : wilfahrt.org Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/wilfahrt4house?sk=wall I was born and raised in New Ulm, MN. I am a 28 …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Apple Valley and Rosemount are in one Minnesota Senate district, and are split into two Minnesota House districts. Here's a look at who has filed to run for all the state seats.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Blog for us The candidate filing period for state legislative races ended at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5 according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's website. (Candidates can withdraw until 5 p.m. Thursday.) So who's officially running for office to represent Apple Valley and Rosemount at the State Capitol? Both cities, along with a small portion of Lakeville and the town of Coates, are located in Senate District 57 after state redistricting was done earlier this year. About half of Apple Valley and the chunk of Lakeville are in House District 57A; the other half of Apple Valley and all of Rosemount and Coates are in House District 57B—Republican Kurt Bills' former District…
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Pat Hall is the District 57 Republicans' endorsement for state Senate, while Anna Wills received the endorsement for House District 57B this past Saturday. Tara Mack was already endorsed for House District 57A.
The Senate District 57 Republicans held a second endorsing convention Saturday to name two more candidates to run for election this year. Pat Hall is the District 57 Republicans' endorsement for state Senate, while Anna Wills received the endorsement for House District 57B—which covers all of Rosemount and part of Apple Valley—this past Saturday, according to an email from District 57 Secretary Kevin Ecker. Both are Apple Valley residents. Incumbent Tara Mack of Apple Valley already had received the endorsement for House District 57A, which covers part of Apple Valley and a small portion of Lakeville. Hall received the endorsement over Apple Valley's Tim Gould. "I am excited for the voters in SD 57 to get to know Pat," District 57 …
Friday, March 23, 2012
If the bill passes the Senate on Friday, the question of whether a photo ID should be required to vote will go on the November ballot.
The Minnesota Senate will be voting today on whether photo IDs should be required at the polls on Election Day. If the bill passes, the question will go on November's ballot as a proposed constitutional amendment to be decided by Minnesota voters. The state House passed its version of the bill after a nine-hour debate Tuesday that spilled into Wednesday morning. Because the issue is being handled as a proposed constitutional amendment, Gov. Mark Dayton would not get a chance to approve or veto the bill. Both of Senate District 57's House members—Republican Reps. Kurt Bills and Tara Mack—voted in favor of the proposal. The final 72-62 vote in the House was, in fact, purely along party lines. Republican supporters have argued that the bill …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Bills, a Republican who currently is state House representative for Rosemount and part of Apple Valley, plans to run for Democrat Amy Klobuchar's Senate seat this fall.
Kurt Bills is running for U.S. Senate. The first-term Representative from District 37B made that announcement Thursday morning in downtown Rosemount, where his political career began less than four years ago. “This is where I wanted to be to make this announcement, right in the center of this city and right where this all started,” he said. “There are many things around here around this area that I've been a part of.” About three dozen people gathered for Bills' announcement, including area residents, Republican party officials and reporters from a number of Twin Cities media outlets. “Voters from Rosemount sent me 300 yards down that road to the city council, and we paid down debt,” Bills said, pointing down 145th Street. “And voters from…
The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party endorsement for a candidate to run in District 37A (the future 57A) against Republican incumbent Tara Mack will be given on Saturday, according to the article.