At the June 18 Lake Elmo city council meeting, council member Nicole Park announced that she would be stepping down from her position effective Tuesday, July 16. Her term would have expired in December 2014.
Following legislation legalizing same-sex marriage that Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law on May 14, Washington County began accepting same-sex marriage license applications on Thursday, June 6. Licenses will not be issued until Thursday, Aug. 1. Also beginning that day, Minnesota will recognize legal marriages of same-sex couples that took place in other states.
The Washington County sheriff’s office is currently investigating a shooting that occurred around 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in Lake Elmo.
A motorist called 911 to report that her passenger had been shot near the intersection of state Highway 36 and Highland Trail.
Overnight motorists in both directions on Highway 36 between Interstate 694 and one mile east of Demontreville Trail in Lake Elmo can expect delays until mid-June as the Minnesota Department of Transportation continues to work on shoulder removal and begins construction of a “J-turn” lane.