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Age not a factor in presidential race
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May 27, 2016
Age not a factor in presidential race
The age factor in the presidential campaign has turned out to be no factor at all. The three candidates left standing are, in popular parlance, senior citizens. They qualify for Social Security and Medicare benefits. They are grandparents. Should he win, Donald Trump would be 70 years...
opinion / editorials
May 27, 2016 - 5:35am
May 1, 2016
White Earth candidates asked to prove residency
Winona LaDuke is calling on several winning candidates in the White Earth Primary Election to release their 2015 federal income tax statements,...
May 1, 2016 - 5:35am
April 28, 2016
Judge rejects White Earth primary challenge
A tribal judge has shot down a challenge to the April 5 primary election on White Earth. Peggy Treuer, chief judge of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Tribal Court, issued a decision Friday on the challenge by candidate Marvin Manypenny. The primary election was challenged on several...
April 28, 2016 - 10:24am
April 25, 2016
Challenging the election results: White Earth candidates question process
Peggy Treuer, chief judge of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Tribal Court, was expected to rule Friday on a challenge to the April 5 White Earth Primary Election. No decision was announced as of press time. The primary election was challenged on several issues, including questions...
April 25, 2016 - 11:32am
April 6, 2016
White Earth Tribal chair spot narrowed to two
Terrance “Terry” Tibbetts Sr. and Melinda “Mindy” Iverson were the top two vote-getters in a field of 12 candidates in the primary vote Tuesday for White Earth Tribal chairman. They will now face off in the general election June 14. Tibbetts had 416 votes, or nearly 20 percent...
April 6, 2016 - 10:32am
March 5, 2016
Keep energy, excitement of Super Tuesday going; Our hope for general election
You could feel the energy and excitement during Super Tuesday’s caucuses in Douglas County. Local organizers for both the Republican and Democratic parties were beaming with enthusiasm, and for good reason — record-breaking attendances. Combined, nearly 2,000 people turned out...
opinion / other opinions
March 5, 2016 - 5:10am
March 2, 2016
Becker County picks Cruz and Sanders
It was hard to find a parking spot at M State in Detroit Lakes Tuesday night as hordes of people showed up to vote for their presidential favorites...
March 2, 2016 - 11:13am
Sanders wins Minnesota caucus with wide margin over Clinton
ST. PAUL – Bernie Sanders turned Minnesota into one of his rare wins in Tuesday's precinct caucuses. He led Hillary Clinton 59 percent to 42...
March 2, 2016 - 8:20am
Rubio gets big Super Tuesday win in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS – Bombastic businessman Donald Trump called Marco Rubio a “little senator” while addressing the media while Super Tuesday was...
March 2, 2016 - 8:18am
February 18, 2016
Hillary vs. Bernie: Minnesota Caucus voting is March 1
The front-running Democratic Presidential Candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were guest speakers at the Annual DFL Humphrey-Mondale...
February 18, 2016 - 5:50am
August 22, 2015
On voting...and not voting
The campaigning for next year’s elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which is all well and good, but it leaves out of the equation one large bloc of citizens: people who are eligible to vote, but don’t. Over the years,...
opinion / editorials
August 22, 2015 - 5:05am
February 27, 2015
Lawmakers consider changes to state elections
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's elected officials are looking at election changes. On Thursday alone, lawmakers considered bills to change the primary election date, allowing 16-year-olds to preregister to vote and establishing a commission to redraw political district lines every 10 years. All...
February 27, 2015 - 5:35am
February 21, 2015
Capitol Chatter: Mother Jones says Dayton 'terrible' campaigner, but successful
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's Mark Dayton is a lousy campaigner, but Mother Jones magazine says he became a good governor. The headline on Patrick Caldwell's story proclaims Dayton is the "most successful governor in the country." But, Caldwell writes, "for a man who has won a competitive...
February 21, 2015 - 5:00am
December 5, 2012
State board approves Minnesota legislative recounts
ST. PAUL -- The State Canvassing Board certified the winners of two legislative election recounts during a brief Tuesday meeting. Rep. Mary...
December 5, 2012 - 9:39am
November 28, 2012
Minnesota vote up, but more voters possible
ST. PAUL -- More than 76 percent of Minnesota's eligible voters cast ballots Nov. 6, best in the country, but the state's top election official...
November 28, 2012 - 8:43am