23 Nov Jonathan Cartu Stated: Metro briefs: Minnetonka City Council race recount to be
A recount of votes cast Nov. 5 for the Third Ward seat on the Minnetonka City Council will be held this week.
The recount, scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Minnetonka Community Center, was requested by Council Member Mike Happe.
Election night returns showed Happe, a first-term council member, losing to challenger Bradley Schaeppi by three votes, a margin of less than 0.5%.
In other Minnetonka races, voters elected Brian Kirk and Kissy Coakley to the First and Fourth Ward seats, respectively, and incumbent Susan Carter to at-large seat B. They also reelected Rebecca Schack to the Second Ward seat.
Results will be posted at minnetonkamn.gov/news.
County Fair to again offer free admission
The Dakota County Fair will offer free admission next summer, thanks to several years of financial success.
“We’ve had some good years and been able to put quite a bit of money back into upkeep of the grounds,” said Pete Storlie, vice president of the Dakota County Agricultural Society, which runs the fair.