Stephen Wensman to start in November
The city of Lake Elmo will be welcoming its newest employee, Stephen Wensman, early next month.
City council members met in a special meeting Oct. 13 and unanimously approved his hiring as city planner.
Offers to help manage council meetings
The Lake Elmo City Council has received a bombardment of unwanted media attention in recent months over its inability to work as a cohesive group.
Now, the city's insurance carrier, the League of Minnesota Cites Insurance Trust, has stepped in to advise the council, citing the example of Maplewood politics in the last decade as a cautionary tale.
Council member says 'it's retribution' for prior restrictions on Smith
More political drama unfolded after midnight at last week's Lake Elmo City Council meeting, when the council bloc made up of longtime council member Anne Smith and first-year members Julie Fliflet and Jill Lundgren approved a motion to censure fellow member Justin Bloyer.
Business objects to city's request to revoke license
A massage therapist arrested on suspicion of prostitution has been charged with one count of engaging in prostitution in a public place.
The Washington County Sheriff's Department took Yuanfen Liu, 51, of Stillwater into custody Thursday, Sept. 17, following an undercover investigation.
Lake Elmo City Council members met in another marathon meeting, this one lasting until 1 a.m.
There were lengthy, and at times heated, discussions on many agenda items up for a vote Tuesday, Sept. 15. When it came time to approve a preliminary property-tax levy for 2016, however, conversation on the matter was relatively brief.
Charitable gambling proceeds used to fund gambling habit
The Washington County Sheriff's Office has charged a former Lake Elmo Jaycees president with felony theft after it was discovered that over $31,000 of the volunteer organization's funds had vanished.
Sarah Kathleen Carlson of White Bear Lake made an initial appearance in Washington County District Court Thursday, Sept. 3.
Parks commission to hold public hearing Sept. 21
Dog owners in Lake Elmo may soon have a place for their four-legged friends to play off-leash in Sunfish Lake Park.
The city’s parks commission has been working on a proposal to create a fenced-in dog park to be located near the west entrance of the park, off Jamaca Avenue, just east of fire station No. 2.