abc
QUICK LINKS:

Patrick Boyle Elected To Serve On Saint Louis County Board

Updated: 01/14/2014 10:38 PM
Created: 01/14/2014 8:28 PM WDIO.com
By: Laurie Stribling
lstribling@wdio.com

Patrick Boyle was elected to fill the second-district seat for the Saint Louis County Board of Commissioners during a special election Tuesday.

Unofficial results show Boyle got 65 percent of the vote.

Boyle is a current Duluth city councilor. He ran against former city councilor Jim Stauber. Both candidates talked about each other with high regard.

"First, I want to thank the second-district voters for coming out in a January election," Boyle said. "The second thing I want to say, I appreciate my competitor Jim Stauber and the 12 years he did on the city council."

"First I want to congratulate Patrick Boyle on a successful campaign and election," Stauber said. "I think he'll make a great county commissioner for the next almost three years. I really appreciate all the support I got from district two."

The second district includes Duluth's lower-east Hillside, Lakeside, Woodland and Lester Park. With only one race on the ballot, election officials said voter turnout wasn't great.

At the precinct at First Lutheran Church, they only had about 50 people vote by 2:30 p.m. There are a total of about 1,650 registered voters in that precinct.

"I think everyone should get out there and vote, no matter what the election is about," voter Al Healy said. "Get out there and vote. It's our right to go out and select the people we want in our office."

The second-district seat was left open when Commissioner Steve O'Neil passed away this summer. His wife, Angie Miller, was appointed to the seat in the interim.

Front Page

  • Special Report: Pattie's Journey

    A local woman shares her journey in the fight against breast cancer.  She's sharing the struggle of letting go of what she can't control and reclaiming what cancer strips away.

  • Nolan Bill Requires 'Buy American Steel' in Pipeline Projects

    A bill introduced by Congressman Rick Nolan would require American made steel, made with American made iron ore pellet, to be used in virtually all pipeline projects.

  • E-Cigarette Business Booming as FDA Proposes New Regulations

    Regulating the sale and use of electronic cigarettes is the goal of new rules proposed by the Food and Drug Administration Thursday. If approved, e-cigarette sales would be banned to people under age 18, a warning label would be placed on the devices, and manufacturers would be required to tell the FDA what's in their products.

  • Advocates Push for More Affordable Housing in Minn.

    Housing advocates are pushing Minnesota lawmakers to do more to help low-income renters. Sherman Associates' renovation of the old Lincoln Park Middle School will provide 50 new housing units for Duluth next year. But researchers with the progressive think tank Minnesota 2020 say more needs to be done.

  • Hermantown Cheerleaders: We Just Want to Cheer

    The Hermantown cheer team is fighting back after they learned the school board had approved to cut their district funding last week. The cut is part of larger budget cuts, but the cheerleaders are picketing Friday and Monday in hopes of gaining support at the next school board meeting. Whether school-funded or self-funded, the girls just want to cheer.

 

Winter Weather Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Central St. Louis; Koochiching; North Itasca; North St. Louis
Expires: 4/25/2014 7:00 AM

Winter Storm Warning

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Northern Cook, Northern Lake; Southern Cook, North Shore; Southern Lake, North Shore
Expires: 4/25/2014 12:00 PM

Flood Warning

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Aitkin; Crow Wing
Expires: 3/31/2014 7:00 PM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement