2012 election

The North Branch Area Public Schools school board held a special meeting Nov. 29 to canvass the results of last week’s recount between school board candidates Tim MacMillan and Aaron Gibbons. The result of that recount was a tie. To break the tie, each candidate was provided a new, sealed deck of playing cards. Candidates [...]

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Not so fast, readers who thought election news would be over after Nov. 7. In North Branch, the school board race was decided by a razor-thin margin. Candidate Aaron Gibbons garnered 2,256 votes to win the third seat on the board. Candidate Tim MacMillan secured one less vote than Gibbons. Chisago County Auditor Dennis Freed [...]

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Over the past several weeks, the ECM Editorial Board has shared its voting recommendations for key elections on Tuesday, Nov. 6. We do not make these decisions lightly and do so only after hundreds of hours of work by a number of editorial board panels and the full board that interviewed numerous candidates and researched [...]

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To the Editor: Chisago County has fabulous representation in the Minnesota Legislature with Representative Bob Barrett. Knowing that Democrat Governor Mark Dayton would veto many of the budgetary improvements the Republican lead House and Senate wanted to pass. Representative Barrett worked with house members on both sides of the aisle to pass legislation the governor [...]

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Nessel Township is sponsoring a meet-the-candidate forum for District 5 Chisago County Commissioner on Monday, July 23, 7 p.m. at Nessel Town Hall, which is located just north of the Rush Point Store on Acacia Trail. There are four candidates for this seat: Mike Robinson (incumbent), Rick Smisson, Jonathan Glassel and Tim O’Keefe. A primary [...]

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Many local residents will find their city’s mayor along with two city council seats on voting ballots during the 2012 election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Candidates vying for municipal and school district elections without a primary may file July 31 through Aug. 14. Only North Branch follows the filing period in which a primary is [...]

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