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DL firefighters battle apartment fire near old Anglo American gas station
Courts back ND over Minnesota
‘Exodus of talent’ expected as higher ed’s baby boom bubble bursts
Master Gardeners’ July gardening tips
MnDOT Highway 200 project between Mahnomen, Roy Lake begins July 6
DL hosts youth track meet
Hi-10, Countryside results
Freshman Pacesetter team advances to regional tourney
JUNIOR PGA: Heck earns exemption; Smith places fifth
Post 15 takes Alexandria tourney title
Parenthood, the sequel: Grandparents increasingly becoming responsible for raising kids' children
Area students graduate from Ridgewater College
Local students on NDSU dean's list
Local students on NDSU dean's list
Social Security cards can now be replaced online
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Local co-op hosts membership picnic
Litte Caesars looking for franchisee
Average MN gas prices dropped 5 cents last week
Avoiding estate mistakes
Award for Minnesota Management and Budget
DCC’s Lakeview to host golf festivities in honor of centennial
The joys of curling and other Olympic pursuits
NLOC’s ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens July 28
Movie magic – in your own backyard
Vikingland Band Festival to feature big parade
David Michael Ostlund
Lester R. (Butch) Mosher
Petronilla "Patty" Wander
Alice Lenora Gross
10 tips for protecting our water
It should be easy to vote, hard to cheat
Classified 911 report ‘very disturbing,’ should be released to the public
MN gains primaries, keeps caucuses
North used to be thata way
Frazee woman nabs record sturgeon
How to hook, use leeches and crawlers
These two birds are way easier to hear than see
Fine fishing so far in MN
Northwest MN Fishing Report
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
Find ‘refuge’ from hectic life at wildlife sanctuary
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December 9, 2010
Dayton, Emmer end campaign as differently as their politics
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer ended their quest for the Minnesota governor's office as differently as they were on the campaign trail. Dayton, the liberal winner, was somber. Emmer, the conservative loser, was loser light hearted.
December 9, 2010 - 8:36am
December 8, 2010
Dayton pledges to work with all
Mark Dayton promises to work with Republicans and Democrats alike now that he is Minnesota's governor-elect. "You were elected on your platforms and principles; I was elected on mine," the Democrat said to Republicans who will control the Legislature. "I believe the collective wisdom...
December 8, 2010 - 3:12pm
DELANO, Minn. -- Tom Emmer left the Minnesota governor's race at home, surrounded by family and leaving open the option of running for office again. Emmer stood outside his Delano home in a sport coat, without gloves, this morning and said he would not take the election to court,...
December 8, 2010 - 11:50am
Emmer prepares to call it quits
Tom Emmer apparently is leaving the Minnesota governor's race at his home, an appropriate ending to a campaign in which he discussed his wife and seven children more than any other topic. Numerous reports indicate that what his campaign calls a "major announcement" this morning will...
December 8, 2010 - 8:54am
December 3, 2010
Emmer admits he lacks recount votes, but presses on
ST. PAUL -- Tom Emmer said today that he is not gaining enough votes in a recount to win the Minnesota governor race, but said he needs more answers before ending his post-elect effort. The Republican state representative from Delano said he expects most ballot challenges his team...
December 3, 2010 - 12:00pm
December 2, 2010
Dayton numbers edge up as ballot recount nears end
More than 84 percent of the 2.1 million Minnesota governor race ballots have been counted a second time, with Democrat Mark Dayton maintaining a lead far bigger than any Minnesota recount ever has overturned. Short of a major surprise, Republican Tom Emmer cannot find enough recounted...
December 2, 2010 - 8:36am
November 30, 2010
Counties continue to finish recount as Dayton gains
Just 14 of Minnesota's 87 counties continued to recount governor race ballots this afternoon as the Mark Dayton camp claimed that he continued to gain votes. After saying the Democrat gained 177 votes on Monday, the first day of the statewide recount, today his recount team said...
November 30, 2010 - 4:46pm
Dayton gains a bit as quiet recount starts
Recount 2010 started quietly Monday, with one exception, as Mark Dayton picked up a mere 24 votes in the Minnesota governor race. Democrat Dayton extended his lead over Republican Tom Emmer to 8,794 votes out of 2.1 million ballots cast. Dayton picked up 20 votes while Emmer lost...
November 30, 2010 - 9:57am
November 29, 2010
Smaller counties begin wrapping up recount
Minnesota's least-populated counties wasted no time today recounting their portion of 2.1 million ballots in the governor's race. Cook, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Wilkin, Jackson, Norman, Cottonwood, Wadena, Watonwan, Rock, Red Lake, Lincoln and Traverse counties wrapped up their work by...
November 29, 2010 - 2:27pm
Ballot counters hope Minnesotans learned their lesson
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans remember all too well the days, weeks, months of squabbling over ballots two years ago. There were ballots with stray...
November 29, 2010 - 9:44am
November 10, 2010
Dayton into transition deeper than Emmer
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton leads Tom Emmer in the Minnesota governor vote count and also leads in getting ready to serve. Even though it probably will be more than a month before a winner is known, Dayton is beginning the process of picking top aides with a lead of less than 9,000 votes...
November 10, 2010 - 8:46am
November 6, 2010
Republicans must prove themselves
ST. PAUL -- Republicans are used to saying they could do a better job of legislating if Democrats would just get out of the way. When the Minnesota Legislature becomes GOP controlled in January, they need to walk the talk. "It is time for the Republicans to step up and get some...
November 6, 2010 - 8:30am
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Rural America helps GOP wave
ST. PAUL -- Rural districts gave Republicans much of the boost they needed to take control of the U.S. House. Bill Bishop and Julie Ardery of the Daily Yonder online newspaper, which covers rural issues, reported that "two-thirds of the 60 House seats switching from Democrat to Republican...
November 6, 2010 - 8:23am
November 5, 2010
Senate Democrats pick Bakk as leader
ST. PAUL -- Tom Bakk will be Minnesota Senate minority leader, in charge of Democrats in the chamber. The northeast Minnesota senator takes over a caucus shrunk by Tuesday's election and out of the majority for the first time since legislative candidates were on partisan ballots....
November 5, 2010 - 12:15pm
Minnesota governor recount could end by Dec. 14
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie hopes to have a governor's race recount wrapped up by mid-December. A timeline from his office shows Dec. 14 as the date the board could certify a new governor. However, the losing candidate could take the election to court, where...
November 5, 2010 - 11:42am