CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Senate passes smaller minimum wage
By Don Davis
The Minnesota Senate voted 39-28 Wednesday to approve a minimum wage far lower than the House and governor favor.
Senators approved raising the hourly minimum wage to $7.75 an hour in two... Posted on 5/9/13 at 8:44 AM
The results are in for the March 12 township elections in Castle Rock, Empire and Eureka. Incumbents won seats in all three communities, and Castle Rock voters approved a measure to let township officials appoint the township clerk's position.
Area township voters will go to the polls Tuesday to elect representatives to their respective boards of supervisors.
Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Empire, Eureka and Castle Rock town halls.
Farmington voters were guaranteed two new school board members when they went to the polls, Tuesday, and when they votes were all counted that’s exactly what they got. But voters also showed a desire to keep at least one familiar face around.
Voters have chosen two familiar faces in Minnesota Senate District 58, returning incumbent Senator Dave Thompson and Rep. Pat Garofalo to the state Capitol Tuesday by convincing margins.
Both Thompson and Garofalo are Republicans.
Farmington mayor Todd Larson has earned the right to be called mayor for four more years.In the race to fill two, four-year positions on the Farmington City Council, incumbent Terry Donnelly was reelected to serve another term. Donnelly received 5,928 votes. Farmington Planning Commission member Doug Bonar finished second in balloting with 4,175.
Farmington supported Christy Jo Fogarty in her bid to fill the open Dakota County District 1 commissioner seat, but Mike Slavik of Hastings carried the lead elsewhere in District 1. Slavik will fill the seat that will be vacated when County Commissioner Joe Harris retires in December.
Farmington mayor Todd Larson has earned the right to be called “mayor” for four more years. Incumbent Terry Donnelly and planning commission member Doug Bonar will fill two seats on the Farmington City Council.
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