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Avoiding estate mistakes
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September 20, 2010
The L you say? It is critical to gov. race in Minnesota
Minnesota governor candidates need to get The L out. Get people in "The L" out to vote, that is. Those in The L are voters in the western and southern parts of the state, an area that would form an "L" on the map. Most L voters do not vote party line, so are prime targets of campaigns. "Particularly...
September 20, 2010 - 9:29am
September 15, 2010
Emmer outlines rest of budget plan, includes local cuts
Tom Emmer wants to limit state spending to revenues already flowing into Minnesota government, but achieving that goal would mean cuts in several areas. Among proposals getting the strongest reaction is a nearly $700 million cut to local governments. Emmer, Minnesota's Republican...
September 15, 2010 - 8:25am
September 8, 2010
Candidates follow the money
The traveling show that is the Minnesota race for governor came to the Northland for the first time Tuesday in a debate exactly eight weeks before the election. Republican Tom Emmer, DFLer Mark Dayton and Independence Party candidate Tom Horner did their best Tuesday morning to pull...
September 8, 2010 - 8:49am
August 27, 2010
Secretary of State offers online services
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie said Minnesotans visiting the office's outreach booth at the State Fair this year will have an opportunity to use the office's new online service to check whether they are registered to vote this fall. "Often, voters are unsure if they're registered...
August 27, 2010 - 2:38pm
August 26, 2010
Minnesota governor candidates differ on building plans
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. - Mark Dayton could see Minnesota borrowing $1 billion to build and repair facilities, Tom Horner sees something closer to $400 million and Tom Emmer would give cities more options to fund their own projects. In a governor campaign that centers on the state budget,...
August 26, 2010 - 8:43am
August 24, 2010
Horner would mix cuts, tax increases
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota programs would be cut $2.45 billion and taxes increased $2.15 billion under governor candidate Tom Horner's budget plan. Horner's proposal would lower the state sales tax by a penny a dollar, but he would start taxing clothing and personal services for an increase...
August 24, 2010 - 7:55am
August 23, 2010
Political Notebook: Tracking the trackers
ST. PAUL -- Anyone who follows governor candidates around knows they never are alone. Democrats and Republicans almost always hire young people to follow opposing candidates so they know everything the candidate does. It has been happening since the 1980s, but it is even more important...
August 23, 2010 - 8:14am
August 18, 2010
The election filing period ended Tuesday, with many area city councils and school boards seeing last minute interest by some of the candidates. Cities In Detroit Lakes, there will be several races and a few with only the incumbent running. Dan Wenner filed for Ward 1; incumbent...
August 18, 2010 - 12:48pm
Area school boards lacking candidates
The 2008 Minnesota school board season was uncommonly action-packed, with several hotly contested races and crowded candidate slates. Things have cooled down considerably. As the 5 p.m. deadline to file for school board drew near Tuesday, school leaders in a number of area districts...
August 18, 2010 - 9:32am
August 17, 2010
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Dayton switches to general election mode
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton won big in northern Minnesota Tuesday, but a primary election is far different than the general election he faces on Nov. 2. Dayton said that even if Democratic-Farmer-Laborite voters liked one of the other candidates better, he still expects them to fall...
August 17, 2010 - 10:37am
August 16, 2010
Primary breakdown: Okeson vs. Anderson in District 2
John Okeson was the top vote-getter in the District 2 race for Becker County Board, but he isn't taking anything for granted and says he'll campaign hard through the general election on Nov. 2. He'll face second-place winner Cyndi Anderson on the ballot. Okeson won 32 percent...
August 16, 2010 - 7:07am
August 12, 2010
Minnesota governor race will offer stark contrasts in November
ST. PAUL -- Now that Minnesota Democrats agree on their governor nominee, voters can concentrate on a race that shows huge differences among candidates. "There are clear, distinct choices," said candidate Tom Horner of the Independence Party. "It is a pretty stark contrast," added...
August 12, 2010 - 10:54am
August 11, 2010
Kelliher concedes election to Dayton
Mark Dayton is the Democratic-Farmer-Labor governor candidate. Opponent Margaret Anderson Kelliher made it official late this morning when she conceded. "I just spoke with Mark Dayton and congratulated him on winning the DFL primary," Kelliher said in a statement. "I offered him...
August 11, 2010 - 11:57am
Frazee-Vergas voters pare down school board race
Outspoken critics of the Frazee-Vergas (Minn.) School Board and administration were faring well late Tuesday in a rare primary election to fill openings on the board. Ten candidates squared off over four seats up for grabs on the School Board. A fairly unusual occurrence statewide,...
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August 11, 2010 - 8:04am
With a late push, Dayton wins DFL nomination for governor
ST. PAUL - Mark Dayton apparently won the Democratic-Farmer-Laborite governor's nomination early today after northern Minnesota votes gave him the advantage over Margaret Anderson Kelliher. The Associated Press declared Dayton the winner at 12:21 a.m. today after Kelliher led the...
August 11, 2010 - 7:24am