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I have served the City of Isanti as Mayor since 2007. We have accomplished great things together and I look forward to building on our success. United, we move forward to a better future. You may contact me at 763-442-8749 or e-mail me at george@georgewimmer.com. My website is www.georgewimmer.com

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Declining Media Interview Request

I have declined on camera interview requests because the press release states all the information we can at this time disclose. We suffered a tragic event today that shattered a gorgeous day. I was at a soccer game in town when I heard the news. My 10 year old son and 7 year old daughter at dinner tonight were asking how this could happen ... what makes a person want to shoot someone like this. I wish I had a magic answer that made sense of it all but I don't. We did have a great discuss about how single moments can have lifelong consequences.

I know I am hugging them tighter tonight and cherishing my family and friends even more.  I do know there is no good that will come from appearing on the news tonight. No, tonight is for counting our blessings as we are focused on this tragedy and thanking the brave police and emergency personnel that acted so quickly. Our prayers are with all involved. I hope we can show a little more patience on the road, myself included.


Updates

I will post any further updates to:

Isanti Police Department Press Release On Isanti Shooting


PRESS RELEASE

September 29, 2012


On September 29, 2012 at approximately 1605 hours the Isanti Police Department received a call of a fight that was taking place in the east parking lot of the Police Department.

As Officers’ were walking out of the Police Department they heard a gunshot.  Once outside a male victim was found to have been shot in the face with handgun.  The victim was conscious and subsequently flown to Hennepin County Medical Center.

The incident appears to have started as a road rage incident on MNTH 65.  The suspect was taken into custody without incident.  The suspect has been booked into the Isanti County Jail and is awaiting formal charges to be filed by the Isanti County Attorney’s Office.

Isanti Police Department was assisted by the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office, Cambridge Police Department, Isanti Fire Department and Allina Ambulance. 

Incident by Isanti Police department

Apparent road rage lead to fight and ended in shooting near Isanti Police Department ... Shooter in custody ... Investigation ongoing
As many know there is a serious incident in front of Isanti Police Department ... STAY AWAY I will update the City when appropriate

Friday, September 28, 2012

Legacy Park Trail ribbon cutting Tuesday at 2pm ... Come join us ... I will be giving a tour of the trail after ...

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Congressional Mobile Office

A mobile office for Congressman Chip Cravaack will be held by his staff at Isanti City Hall on Friday, Oct 5, 2012 (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Vandalism

Unfortunately some idiots had to rip the doors off the portable toilets in Bluebird Park last night ... hopefully will be fix yet today

Thursday, September 20, 2012

26 years of City of Isanti Council Elections and Appointments





Year
Title
Name
Elected/Appointed/Resignations
1986
Mayor
Marlys Barr
elected

Council Member
Clell Bone
elected

Council Member
Roger Canfield
elected

Council Member
Ronald Gamble
elected

Council Member
Norman Schafer
elected




1987
Mayor
Randy Polzin
elected

Council Member
Clell Bone
elected

Council Member
Roger Canfield
elected

Council Member
Patricia Horgen
elected

Council Member
Norman Schafer
elected




1988
Mayor
Randy Polzin
elected

Council Member
Clell Bone
elected

Council Member
Roger Canfield
elected

Council Member
Patricia Horgen
elected

Council Member
Norman Schafer
elected




1989
Mayor
Randy Polzin
elected

Council Member
David Apitz
elected

Council Member
Clell Bone
elected

Council Member
Patricia Horgen
elected

Council Member
Norman Schafer
elected




1990
Mayor
Randy Polzin
elected

Council Member
David Apitz
elected

Council Member
Clell Bone
elected

Council Member
Patricia Horgen
elected

Council Member
Norman Schafer
elected




1991
Mayor
Randy Polzin
elected

Council Member
David Apitz
elected

Council Member
Clell Bone
elected

Council Member
Patricia Horgen
elected

Council Member
Norman Schafer
elected




1992
Mayor
Randy Polzin
elected

Council Member
David Apitz
elected

Council Member
Clell Bone
elected

Council Member
Patricia Horgen
elected

Council Member
Norman Schafer
elected




1993
Mayor
Ken Kahle
elected

Council Member
David Apitz
elected

Council Member
Clell Bone
elected

Council Member
Patricia Horgen
elected

Council Member
Norman Schafer
elected
















Year
Title
Name
Elected/Appointed/Resignations
1994
Mayor
Ken Kahle
elected

Council Member
David Apitz
elected

Council Member
Clell Bone
elected

Council Member
Patricia Horgen
elected

Council Member
Norman Schafer
elected




1995
Mayor
Ken Kahle
elected

Council Member
David Apitz
elected

Council Member
Clell Bone
elected

Council Member
Patricia Horgen
elected

Council Member
Gary Jensen
elected




1996
Mayor
Ken Kahle
elected

Council Member
David Apitz
elected

Council Member
Clell Bone
elected

Council Member
Patricia Horgen
resigned 8/20/96

Council Member
Gary Jensen
elected

Council Member
Linda Draxten
appointed 10/1/96




1997
Mayor
Dale Shortell
elected

Council Member
David Apitz
elected

Council Member
Clell Bone
elected

Council Member
Linda Draxten
elected

Council Member
Gary Jensen
resigned 5/1/97

Council Member
Kurt Naumann
appointed 5/20/97 by interview process




1998
Mayor
Dale Shortell
elected

Council Member
David Apitz
elected

Council Member
Clell Bone
elected

Council Member
Linda Draxten
elected

Council Member
Kurt Naumann
resigned 9/8/98

Council Member
Sue Larson
appointed 11/4/98 (rec'd most votes in 11/3/98 election)




1999
Mayor
Dale Shortell
resigned 7/7/99

Council Member
David Apitz
appointed as Mayor 7/6/99

Council Member
Clell Bone
elected

Council Member
Louise Fuhol
elected

Council Member
Sue Larson
elected

Council Member
Randy Melland
appointed 8/17/99 by interview process




2000
Mayor
David Apitz
elected

Council Member
Clell Bone
elected

Council Member
Louise Fuhol
elected

Council Member
Sue Larson
elected

Council Member
Randy Melland
resigned 3/6/00

Council Member
David Peterson
appointed 4/18/00 by interview process and coin toss
















Year
Title
Name
Elected/Appointed/Resignations
2001
Mayor
David Apitz
elected

Council Member
Louise Fuhol
elected

Council Member
Sue Larson
elected

Council Member
David Peterson
elected

Council Member
Dale Shortell
elected




2002
Mayor
David Apitz
elected

Council Member
Louise Fuhol
elected

Council Member
Sue Larson
elected

Council Member
David Peterson
elected

Council Member
Dale Shortell
resigned 5/7/02

Council Member
Ralph Johnson
appointed 6/4/02 by interview process




2003
Mayor
David Apitz
elected

Council Member
Ralph Johnson
elected

Council Member
Jim Kennedy
elected

Council Member
Sue Larson
elected

Council Member
David Peterson
elected




2004
Mayor
David Apitz
elected

Council Member
Ralph Johnson
elected

Council Member
Jim Kennedy
elected

Council Member
Sue Larson
elected

Council Member
David Peterson
elected




2005
Mayor
David Apitz
elected

Council Member
Ralph Johnson
elected

Council Member
Jim Kennedy
elected

Council Member
Sue Larson
elected

Council Member
George Wimmer
elected




2006
Mayor
David Apitz
elected

Council Member
Ralph Johnson
elected

Council Member
Jim Kennedy
elected

Council Member
Sue Larson
elected

Council Member
George Wimmer
elected




2007
Mayor
George Wimmer
elected

Council Member
Alan Duff
elected

Council Member
Susan Larson
elected

Council Member
Ralph Johnson
elected

Council Member
Jeff Kolb
appointed (filled Wimmer's Seat) Appointed 1-16-07




2008
Mayor
George Wimmer
elected

Council Member
Ralph Johnson
elected

Council Member
Alan Duff
elected (4 yr seat)

Council Member
Sue Larson
elected

Council Member
Jeff Kolb
appointed (filled Wimmer's Seat) Appointed 1-16-07




2009
Mayor
George Wimmer
elected

Council Member
Jim Kennedy
elected (4 yr seat)

Council Member
Alan Duff
elected (Resigned 01-06-09)-(elected Co.Commissioner)

Council Member
Sue Larson
elected

Council Member
Jeff Kolb
elected (4 yr seat)

Council Member
Ross Lorinser
appointed 01-06-2009 (fill Duff's Seat)
2010
Mayor
George Wimmer
elected

Council Member
Jim Kennedy
elected

Council Member
Ross Lorinser
appointed 01-06-2009 (fill Duff's Seat)

Council Member
Sue Larson
elected

Council Member
Jeff Kolb
elected (Resigned - 8-17-2010 - Res. 2010-199)    

Council Member
Louise Duff
appointed 09-21-2010 (fill Kolb's Seat) - Res. 2010-223
2011
Mayor
George Wimmer
re-elected (4 yr term)

Council Member
Ross Lorinser


Council Member
Sue Larson


Council Member
Jim Kennedy
elected

Council Member
Louise Duff
appointed (until seat filled by Special Election)

Council Member
Steve Lundeen
Elected special election March 2011 (took office 4-5-11)
2012
Mayor
George Wimmer
elected

Council Member
Ross Lorinser
resigned May 1st - effective May 16th 2012

Council Member
Sue Larson


Council Member
Jim Kennedy


Council Member
Steve Lundeen


Council Member
Mike Streiff
appointed June 5th to fill Lorinser's seat