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It appears Minnesota Republicans are gearing up for a battle to give the state’s 80 outstate counties more legislative benefits. Republicans pulled a big surprise, capturing 11 seats and taking over leadership in the House of Representatives. Ten of the 11 were won in outstate districts. Most pund...Read More
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To the editor Last week I read a very strange letter in your paper about “the Democrat’s massive increase in wasteful government spending…” and how Rep. Barrett should be re-elected to stop this. I guess you can say anything, even if it is false. The demonstrated truth is why on Nov. 4 I am ...Read More
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District 1 County Commissioner Jill M. Behnke Lora Walker District 4 County Commissioner Ben Montzka County Auditor Dennis J. Freed County Treasurer Lee Olson County Sheriff Rick Duncan Mark Osland Ron Rollins County Attorney Jesse A Johnson Janet Reiter District 1 Soil and Water Supervisor Craig Mo...Read More
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With election season upon us, and the candidate filing period underway, we feel it is a good time to let our local candidates and our readers know how we plan to handle this season’s election coverage. ECM Publishers Inc., the parent company of this newspaper, believes coverage of elections from s...Read More
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What did you learn, standing in line to vote?  For several parents who brought their kids, and with whom I stood, it was “well worth the wait.”    But before saying any more, here are some reflections from my wife, JoAnn, who was an election judge. “It didn’t matter what political party y...Read More
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Voters will see two proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot on Nov. 6. Both are controversial. The so-called marriage amendment seeks to place in the state constitution language defining marriage as the union of man and woman. The question asked of voters reads: “Shall the Minnesota Const...Read More
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