Prior Lake names Frazer new police chief

May 9, 2019

By Jack Hammett jhammett@swpub.com May 7, 2019 St. Paul Police Department Cmdr. Steven Frazer will be Prior Lake’s new police chief, the city announced Tuesday. Frazer will oversee a department of several dozen employees and a budget of about $4.6 million, according to a news release from the city. City Manager Michael Plante made the […]

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Commentary: We forget the pride of being American

May 4, 2019

By Wes Mader Community Columnist May 1, 2019 Our second president, John Adams, wrote, “Remember Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes exhausts and murders itself.” Adam’s words seem appropriate for the current state of affairs in Washington. Our president and leaders of the opposition party are wasting time, energy and resources in petty bickering […]

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Prior Lake firearms safety course emphasizes control and care

May 3, 2019

By Dan Holtmeyer dholtmeyer@swpub.com May 1, 2019 Hunting and shooting sports can be fun, relaxing pastimes, but wielding the guns they use is deadly serious, several Prior Lake volunteer firearm safety instructors told a handful of residents in recent weeks. An old friend shooting himself while cleaning a loaded gun, a child accidentally killed by […]

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Letter from Prior Lake mayor and council members: Collaboration wins in divisive landscape

April 12, 2019

Dan Holtmeyer Apr 4, 2019 A Minnesota Supreme Court case. A powerful lobbying association. A six-figure public relations effort. A senior economist with a Ph.D. leading the industry group. Affordable housing hijinks. Municipalities playing catch up with few resources. A split legislature. The sluggish speed of government. The brink of a moratorium on growth. Muddled […]

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Commentary: $25 million in unintended consequences

April 4, 2019

By Wes Mader Community Columnist Apr 3, 2019 In his recent column, John Diers provided background about the $25 million burden that may hit taxpayers in Prior Lake. A decision by the Minnesota Supreme Court brought this issue to a head. To reiterate, our city has been imposing a fee on developers to recover additional […]

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