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  • Sam’s Weekend in 5 Pictures
    October 19, 2021
    Sam's Weekend in 5 PicturesAnother weekend closer to the election! We had another fantastic meet & greet on Friday night. Saturday was the 4 Block Pub Crawl hosted by Hopkins JCI. Sunday we were back at one of our favorites, Mainstreet Bar & Grill. It's hard to believe we are only 14 days away from Election Day. We are so grateful for your continued energy and support. 

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  • Sam’s Weekend in 5 Pictures
    October 11, 2021
    Sam's Weekend in 5 PicturesHard to believe we're at another Monday. Just three Monday's left until Election Day, WHAT?? It was a great weekend, hopefully you were able to enjoy the weather and the Hopkins events as much as we did. On Friday we went to the Tuttle's meat raffle, Saturday was the Donut Drive & Dine hosted by Hopkins JCI, it was also the annual Hopkins Fire Department open house. As always, we also found time to eat at our favorite places on Mainstreet. 

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  • Stiele History – Show Up
    October 8, 2021
    Stiele History - Show UpStiele History goes deeper than just Sam. We have a history of showing up. The men in this picture have instilled that in me and my wife. Both of these great men served in the armed forces. My father-in-law (on the left) was in the Navy, my father (on the right) was in the Marines. If you see them around town, please say thank you. Not just for what they have done for our country, but for Hopkins as well.

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  • Sam’s Weekend in 5 pictures
    October 5, 2021
    Sam's Weekend in 5 picturesSam's weekend in 5 pictures will only be 5 pictures this time. It was a super busy weekend, meaning we didn't have time to take lots of pictures! This weekend included a stop at Mac's, our weekly trip to the Farmer's Market, quality time at church, and planning for the week of heavy campaigning. Check out our pictures!

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  • “Lady Gaga’s Meat Suit”
    October 1, 2021
    "Lady Gaga's Meat Suit"Lady Gaga‚Äôs Meat Suit... Now that I have your attention! I want to share a podcast that I have listened regularly for some time now. One episode is literally called Lady Gaga‚Äôs Meat Suit because they are discussion architecture and facades in towns like Hopkins. The comparison is to a bride, you never want to upstage the bride by wearing Lady Gaga‚Äôs Meat Suit to a wedding. Focusing on every building being ‚Äúthe bride‚ÄĚ is not a symbiotic way to manage town development.

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  • Sam’s Weekend in 5 PIctures
    September 26, 2021
    Sam's Weekend in 5 PIcturesWe couldn't pick just 5 today, so 7 it is! Hope you all had a great weekend, we visited some of our favorite local establishments including Munkabeans, 30 Bales, Mainstreet Bar & Grill, Hopkins Farmers Market, as well as hosting another meet & greet and attending Mainstreet Days and Movie in the Park! See you around town!

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  • We Support Hopkins Fire & Police
    September 21, 2021
    We Support Hopkins Fire & PoliceAs a town of roughly 20,000 people, in a 4 square mile area, we are very lucky to have our own Hopkins Fire Department and Hopkins Police Department. These services add to our community every day, they can reduce the rates of homeowner insurance, they keep us safe, they help make our residents feel secure with their local presence, and are also around to help our citizens celebrate. They show-up at events, work tirelessly while being under staffed & risk their lives for the community. Thank you will never be enough, and though it is certainly appreciated by those who serve, we also must elect a Mayor who will make it a priority to keep our local services and departments strong.

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  • Sam’s Weekend in 5 Pictures
    September 20, 2021
    Sam's Weekend in 5 PicturesThe themes this weekend were "Hopkins" and "Purple." We had our first Meet & Greet on Friday evening, we went to the Farmer's Market and later the LTD Octoberfest on Saturday, we had brunch at Pub 819 and enjoyed outside time with the pups on Sunday. Here are 5 pictures from the weekend!

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  • “Why I Want My Dad for Mayor”
    September 16, 2021
    "Why I Want My Dad for Mayor"When we made the family decision that I would run for Mayor of Hopkins, my son Oliver (13 years old) wrote out a list of why would vote for me. He assured me that there were more reasons, but that these are, "the first ones that came to mind."

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  • Sam’s Weekend in Five Pictures
    September 13, 2021
    Sam's Weekend in Five PicturesAnother busy weekend for the Stiele family! Here are 5 pictures from our weekend. Highlights include a neighborhood barbeque, Team Tucker event, kids soccer, farmers market, and visiting the Interlachen garage sale.

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