Saturday, April 6, 2013
Also in this week’s review: A new leader for the City of Burnsville staff, Little Caesar’s gets its sign wavers back.
Take a trip around Dakota County and the south metro with this week's rundown of top news. For the original story, simply click on the link in the headline. Burnsville Burnsville Board of Education Narrows Field to Two in Search for Superintendent As of Wednesday night, elected officials at the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District were one step closer to finding a replacement for outgoing Superintendent Randy Clegg. Burnsville CFO Heather Johnston to be Promoted to City Manager The council was unanimous in their support of Heather Johnston, though Shakopee City Administrator Mark McNeill was a close second. Eagan It's Official, Obermueller Seeks 2014 Rematch Against Kline Mike Obermueller, who was defeated by incumbent Rep. John Kline…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Lakeville's School Board chairwoman joined 700 other board members from across the nation to meet with Congress to discuss education funding, which could face big cuts.
Roz Peterson, Lakeville's School Board chairwoman, was among about 700 school board leaders from around the nation to meet with Congress in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, advocating for education programs that could be cut by the federal government by way of sequestration. The school board leaders urged Congress to forge a bipartisan solution that puts education first. The meeting was part of the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) 40th annual Federal Relations Network Conference, held Jan. 27-29. With the sequestration looming, more than 700 school boards have passed resolutions asking Congress to stop the across-the-board cuts that would dismantle key education programs in their school districts. These federal cuts to K-12 …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Rep. John Kline (R-Burnsville) was the only Minnesota Republican to vote yes on the House bill.
After the United States House of Representatives on Tuesday night passed a bill to avoid widespread tax increases and deep spending cuts for Americans (the Senate passed a bill in the early hours of Tuesday), Rep. John Kline (R-Burnsville), who was the only Minnesota Republican to vote yes on the bill, released the following statement: "For too long, I have called on the administration to work with Congress toward creating an environment that helps families by preserving tax relief and providing economic certainty so private-sector employers can create jobs. While I am pleased tax relief for the middle class and small businesses is made permanent by this bipartisan legislation, the sobering reality is our nation remains in a debt crisis …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Incumbent Republican John Kline defeated Democrat Mike Obermueller by more than 8 points to keep his seat in congress.
Rep. John Kline (R-Lakeville) is going back to Washington, D.C. Kline defeated Democratic challenger Mike Obermueller by more than 8 points on Nov. 6. With each of the 291 precincts reporting, Kline received 193,587 votes, or 54.01 percent of the total votes cast. Obermueller received 164,335, or 45.85 percent. Patch will have more on this race in the coming days.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Everything you need to know: Where to vote, how to register and biographical information about the candidates—all 27 of them.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us The purpose of the primary is to narrow the field for the general election in November. For non-partisan races like the bid for mayor or city council, that means those who take the top two percentages will face off again in November, while the rest will be eliminated from the field. For partisan races—state and federal contests—only one candidate from each party will go on to November. School board is not included in the primary. In fact, filing for the school board races is still open, though the deadline is close at hand—5 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 14. Burnsville Mayor Burnsville City Council County Commission District 5 State House District 51A, DFL…
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Fellow GOP Congressman John Kline said Michele Bachmann may have "stepped a little bit over the line" when she named prominent D.C. politicians and staffers as agents of the Muslim Brotherhood, but that her intentions were good.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Congressman John Kline was midway through a conference call about Obama's economic policies when a reporter popped the question: What did he think about the recent controversy surrounding fellow Republican Michele Bachmann? In recent weeks, Congresswoman Bachmann sparked a firestorm after accusing specific members of the Democratic Party of being operatives for the Muslim Brotherhood, including Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison. Bachmann's claims have drawn fire from both the right and left, with both Senator John McCain and Kline's opponent DFL Candidate Mike Obermueller condemning her allegations. Obermueller went so far as to compare Bachmann to Joe McCarthy…
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Former state legislator Mike Obermueller, who is campaigning to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. John Kline in the 2nd District, accused Bachmann of "political dramatics."
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Candidate for Congress Mike Obermueller released the following statement regarding U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s accusations that members of the Muslim Brotherhood have infiltrated the U.S. government, in which she names prominent Muslims in the Democratic Party as operatives: “Michele Bachmann’s baseless personal attacks on Huma Abedin and Congressman Keith Ellison are exactly the kind of nonsense that people hate about Washington—too much time spent on political dramatics and not nearly enough time getting things done,” said Obermueller, who is running for in the 2nd Congressional District. “Today I stand with the chorus of Democratic and Republican voices that …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Congressman John Kline, of Lakeville, received the unanimous endorsement of Second District Republicans on Saturday, and now expects a fierce fight in the newly redrawn district he's represented for a decade.
U.S. Congressman John Kline, (R-Second District) of Lakeville, received the unanimous endorsement from Republicans at the GOP convention at Shakopee Junior High School last week, and is now preparing for what could shape up to be his fiercest election battle in years as he seeks a sixth term. Thanks to February's court-panel redistricting, Kline faces a tougher road in a second district which now includes DFL-leaning portions of northern Dakota County, as well as southern Washington County, and doesn't include Republican strongholds such as Carver County. It's also attracted what some consider to be more viable Democratic challengers who would otherwise stay out of the race since the old district leaned so far to the Republican Party. …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
U.S. Congressman John Kline, (R-Second District) of Lakeville, was one of just 12 members of congress with perfect attendance
There are 435 members of the United States Congress, and of those, only 12 had perfect attendance. U.S. Congressman John Kline, (R-Second District) of Lakeville, was one of them. According to congressional voting records, Kline was on hand to vote 948 times in 2011—every opportunity available. It was the fourth time Kline posted a perfect voting attendance record, according to a press release issued by Kline's office, also doing so in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Kline is in his fifth term and is serves as Chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee. He also serves on the House Armed Services Committee.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Congressman John Kline and other GOPers passed a bill limiting the authority of the National Labor Relations Board, which recently took on Boeing — a prominent campaign donor — in labor dispute.