Monday, December 31, 2012
Roseville Patch is counting down the Top 20 most read posts of 2012.
Roseville Patch covered a lot of different stories, topics and events throughout 2012, but there were a few that stood out as the most read by Patch readers. We are in the midst of sharing the top 20 most read posts of the year from Roseville Patch now and through the end of 2012. Share your thoughts on the stories in comments below. No. 20 on our Top Read Posts of 2012 is Guide on City Council Primary Candidates, Seven Running. (Click on the highlighted link to see the story.) No. 19 is Twin Cities Winning Powerball Numbers Are.... No. 18 on our list is Prostitution Crackdown in Roseville Has One Adult Escort Thinking Twice. No. 17 is Roseville Pics & Clips: Wild Rice Festival Recap. (This is a continuous feature.) No. 16 post was …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Eight of the top 10 most viewed Roseville Patch stories for the month November were election-related.
Stories on city, county and state election results dominated as the most viewed posts on Roseville Patch during November. Eight of the top most viewed storeies during the month were election related. The only exceptions were posts about viewing the Leonid meteor showers and Minnesota results of the mega Powerball jackpot this past week. Here are the top 10 most viewed stories of the month. Click onto to the links to see the full reports: Minnesota Election Results: President, U.S. Senate, Congress and the Amendments Leonid Meteor Shower 2012: Peaking Pre-Dawn Through Tuesday Twin Cities Winning Powerball Numbers Are.... Roseville Election Guide 2012 Roseville Pro and Con on Voter ID Amendment Update: Ramsey County Election Results 2012 …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Ramsey County District 2 Commissioner-elect offers some thoughts about her election this month.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Editor's note: The following letter was submitted by Mary Jo McGuire, who won election earlier this month as District 2 commissioner to the Ramsey County Board. District 2 includes Roseville: Thank you so much to the voters in District 2 for electing me as your next Ramsey County Commissioner. I really appreciate and value your support. I look forward to continuing the tradition of dedication and leadership that Commissioner Jan Parker demonstrated during her years of service. During the course of the campaign, I spoke with many residents in our district and heard about the issues that are important to you. I look forward to working with you and alongside my colleagues on the County Board, to advocate for strong families, safe …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Political infighting dogs Fourth Congressional District Republicans.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
John Kysylyczyn contends the City Council wrongfully engaged in prohibited political activity when it took a stand on the proposed state Marriage Amendment. City attorney disagrees.
The Roseville Ethics Commission is expected tonight (Wednesday) to review a citizen's complaint that the City Council wrongfully engaged in political activity when it passed a resolution opposing the proposed Minnesota Marriage Amendment. In a letter filed last month with the commission, former Roseville mayor John M. Kysylyczyn contended the city Human Rights Commission and later the City Council engaged in prohibited political activity when the two groups passed resolutions opposing the Marriage Amendment. That amendment, which Mnnesota voters rejected last week, would have defined marriage as only being between one man and one woman. Kysylyczyn contended the Human Rights Commission and City Coucil violated the city's ethics policies in …
Monday, November 12, 2012
That was unusual among Patch cities in Minnesota.
Roseville voters marked "Yes" on the marriage-amendment ballot question more than for the voter ID amendment, although neither had majority support in the city. Still, that was an unusual combination among the results on Election Day (Nov. 6, 2012) election results for Patch cities in Minnesota. Unofficial results as of Friday showed that the amendment to define marriage in the Minnesota Constitution as being between one man and one woman had 40.58 percent support in Roseville. Support for the Voter ID amendment in Roseville was 39.235 percent. Most cities that Patch serves had more support for the voter ID than the marriage amendment. And some, including seven around Lake Minnetonka, registered greater support for voter ID by between 11 …
A look at the some of Roseville's major news stories of the past week.
Roseville voters last Tuesday elected Lisa Laliberte and Jason Etten to the City Council, defeating Karen Schaffer and Bill Hoffman. Meanwhile in state Senate District 66, long-term incumbent DFLer John Marty handily defeated Republican challenger Wayde Brooks. In the redrawn House District 66A; Alice Hausman, a current DFL representative, has defeated Republican Mark Fotsch. But on a more light hearted note, Mitt Romney won the Presidential Cookie Poll at the Roseville Bakery. Click on to this link are to see the full report. Those were among the top stories of the past week on Roseville Patch. Click here to read the full report. Meanwhile, here are a few other major stories from the past week: Update: Roseville Girls Volleyball Wins …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
A look back at Election Day to see who won the key races.
A look back from this past week to see who ended up winning key races on the city, county, state and national level. Roseville City Council: Lisa Laliberte and Jason Etten. Ramsey County Board: District 2 commissioner Mary Jo McGuire. State Senate District 66: DFLer John Marty. House District 66A: DFLer Alice Hausman. House District 42B: Jason "Ike" Isaacson. Minnesota Constitutional amendment: Marriage Amendment-Defeated Voter ID Amendment-Defeated U.S. House Fourth District: Democrat Betty McCollum. U.S. Minnesota Senator: Amy Klobuchar. U.S. President: Incumbent Democrat Barack Obama. For further details click onto these two Roseville Patch stories: Update: Local Roseville Patch Election Results 2012 Update: Ramsey County Election …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Voters in the mostly suburban cities that Patch covers were more opposed to the proposed gay-marriage ban than Minnesota voters generally.
Here's how residents in a cross section of Minnesota cities, including Roseville, voted on the ballot measure that would have defined marriage as only between one man and one woman to the state Constitution. Statewide, the ballot measure failed to exceed the 50 percent level of support it needed in the Nov. 6, 2012 general election. It got 47.53 percent, according to unofficial results from all but two of Minnesota's 4,102 precincts' results. Taken together, people in cities served by Patch—mostly in the Twin Cities suburbs—rejected the marriage amendment in greater proportion (61.21 percent) than Minnesotans taken as a whole (52.47 percent). Support for the amendment in places covered by Patch ranged from 14.51 percent in Southwest …
We're hearing reports of long-time friendships being cut off, especially on Facebook, during the bitterly contested campaign. Did it happen to you?
The arguing is over, and so is the election. But has it hurt your relationships with friends in Roseville or elsewhere? Have you unfriended someone on Facebook—or been on the receiving end of it yourself? Granted, arguing over politics never really ends in the United States; that's part of the price we pay for living in a constitutional republic, in which the big decisions are made by a majority of the citizens. But at least, with the question of "who's going to be president the next four years?" settled, the arguing can settle back down to the ordinary background noise of bickering, as opposed to the daily shoutfests that so many seemed to be engaged during the campaign. Or can it? We're hearing plenty of reports about long-time …