Wednesday, December 19, 2012
It's the first time an Albertville resident is elected county commissioner.
Wright County Commissioner-Elect Mike Potter was sworn in to begin his 2013 term at Monday night's Albertville City Council meeting. County commissioners are sworn in in their respective city. This was the first time an Albertville resident was elected county commissioner. Potter begins his term in January and will serve a four-year term. He has served in various other political roles over the years including Albertville mayor.
Monday, December 17, 2012
The last meeting of the year will be held tonight at Albertville City Hall at 7 p.m.
The Albertville City Council will be meeting for their last scheduled meeting of 2012 tonight at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at Albertville City Hall and is open to the public. Mike Potter, Wright County Commisioner-Elect is expected to take his oath. Current Albertville Mayor Mark Meehan is set to be recognized for his service and term as mayor. The following meeting is scheduled for Jan. 7, 2013, when Mayor-Elect Jillian Hendrickson will be sworn in. Current council members John Vetsch and Larry Sorenson will be also be sworn in for a second term.
Monday, November 19, 2012
With one vote seperating Albertville City Council candidates Mark Barthel and Larry Sorenson, a subsequent recount resulted in an actual tie. A challenged ballot will go before council tonight.
The saying "every vote counts" couldn't be more true Thursday at a recount of votes for Albertville City Council. The recount resulted in an exact tie between incumbent Larry Sorenson and Mark Barthel — each receiving 1,116 votes. Candidates were allowed to challenge any ballot during the recount, when election judges went through more than 3,400 ballots at Wright County Courthouse. One ballot was challenged, and the challenged ballot will go before the council at tonight's 7 p.m. meeting at Albertville City Hall. Sorenson will abstain from voting on the matter. A vote by the city council tonight will determine who will be declared the winner, when the council will consider who the voter intended on voting for on the challenged ballot. …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Albertville City Hall saw record numbers come through and vote Tuesday.
Albertville City Hall was busy Tuesday with over 3000 voters making their way through the building to vote. They had over 700 new voter registrations that day. "All in all, we had 89% voter turnout," city clerk Kim Olson told the council on Wednesday night. Going into the election, the city already had 3849 registered voters, 267 of which voted absentee. An additional 743 new voters registered Election Day and the total amount of voters was 3447. Jillian Hendrickson was elected mayor and will take her oath and begin her new position at the first council meeting in January. At that point in time, the council will declare a vacancy on the council as she still has two years left on her council term. The council will then work together and …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Candidates for the state legislature answered questions from the St. Michael-Albertville School Board, St. Michael City Council, and Albertville City Council.
A group of state legislative candidates representing the St. Michael and Albertville areas discussed several local issues at a forum this week. Held at Middle School West in St. Michael, the group of candidates answered questions from members of the St. Michael-Albertville School District, St. Michael City Council and Albertville City Council. Topics ranged from school funding to transportation on the Interstate 94 corridor. Candidates who attended included Bruce Anderson, seeking Senate 29; David FitzSimmons, seeking House 30B; Marion O'Neill, seeking House 29B; Mary Kiffmeyer, seeking Senate 30; Brian Doran, seeking Senate 29; Paul Perovich, seeking Senate 30; Sharon Shimek, seeking House 30B; and Joe McDonald, seeking House 29A. Deb …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Voters were introduced to most of the candidates taking aim at seats on their respective city councils last week.
Eight of the 11 men taking aim at positions on the St. Michael and Albertville city councils participated in last week's Candidate Forum, sponsored by the Women of Today and St. Michael Patch. Candidates took an opportunity to introduce themselves with a five-minute opening segment. Questions were then fielded from the audience. Patch Associate Regional Editor Mike Schoemer served as the night's emcee. For more information on the candidates themselves, check out St. Michael Patch's complete Voter's Guide.
Friday, October 12, 2012
James Krutzig sent an email statement to St. Michael Patch Friday afternoon.
With less than a month before election day, Albertville City Council candidate James Krutzig has withdrawn from the election. While his name will still be on the ballot due to the timing of his decision, Krutzig will not continue his campaign and has taken his name out of the running. "This decision has come after a great deal of thinking it over and getting some good advice. Though I do believe I have the principles needed for good public service, I will admit I do not have he necessary familiarity with our local government that I do with other governmental levels. I think, for now, I would better serve the public by helping other campaigns and lawmakers, getting to know the more about our local government and state government, and …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The civil engineer and father of four is taking his first shot at public office. He has been a member of the city's planning commission.
Name : Mr. Rob Olson Age : 33 Place of residence : Albertville Attended college : Yes College : University of North Dakota Degree : Civil Engineering Year of graduation : 2002 Job titles held : Civil Engineer Employers : MFRA, Inc. - Plymouth, MN Running for a: Local office Running for position: Albertville City Council Chamber/district: Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : NA Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Address 6278 Kahler Dr NE Albertville MN 55301 Facebook : robolsonforalbertvillecitycouncil Hi, my name is Rob Olson, I am 33 years old and live in Albertville with my wife, Kelly, and four kids, Tyler (8), Ella (6), Gavin (2), and Madelyn (6 months). Tyler and Ella both attend STMA Schools. I am a graduate from the …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Just 23, James Krutzig is hoping to join the Albertville City Council by winning one of two open seats in November's city election.
Name : Mr. James Michael Krutzig Age : 23 Place of residence : Albertville Attended college : Yes College : North Hennepin Community College Degree : Still working on it. Year of graduation : I haven't as of yet. Job titles held : NA Employers : Subway, Gap Outlet, Starbucks, Menards Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Local office Running for position: City Council Chamber/district: Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : This is my first time running. Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Address I love the science of economics. And if there is one thing I would like to bring to my hometown (of near 15 years), it's sound economic policies that respect individual liberty and encourage grow and success.
St. Michael and Albertville will each hold a council meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at their respective city halls. Albertville hopes to move closer to the hiring of their new city administrator during the meeting; both cities will discuss next year's budget.
After voting to terminate their contract with former city administrator Larry Kruse four months ago, the city of Albertville is still in process of hiring a new administrator. The city council voted 3-2 in July to hire search firm Springsted, Inc. to do the legwork to find a new administrator, and Springsted representatives will be at the city’s special council meeting tonight to discuss the city administrator profile and job description with council. Springsted has developed two different job descriptions for the position, one as a stand-alone city administrator and the second as a combination city administrator/city engineer public works director, for the council to choose from. The Albertville meeting will also include a budget …