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ELECTION 2022




The election, strikes and the abortion debate made headlines in Minnesota this year.
After a wild couple of elections, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon is optimistic about the future of democracy.

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Deraney said he is excited to be part of the planning process for possible facility upgrades to the Kent Freeman Arena and The Pavilion, as well as the ongoing West Lake Drive project.
While results still need to be certified, Minnesota was just one of three states to top the 60% mark, along with Wisconsin and Maine, according to the U.S. Election Project.
How Republicans and Democrats fared compared to two years ago.
Voter turnout was down 4% in Minnesota and 6% nationwide in the Nov. 8 election when compared to the 2018 midterm.
“I want to thank everyone who works for us at the sheriff’s office,” Glander said. “Because without them, without everyone being a team, we would not have the success that we do.”
Turnout for Tuesday’s election was just shy of 68%, better than the statewide election turnout
The lakes area elected three new state senators and three house members to represent west-central Minnesota in St. Paul this January.
There were mayor races in Frazee, Audubon and Waubun, and a number of city council races.
Republican candidate Matt Bliss has defeated DFL challenger Erika Bailey-Johnson to represent District 2B of the Minnesota House.
“I think we can work together really well,” David Meyer said. “What I’ve been talking about the whole time is fixing the relationship between leadership and workers, so we can make Becker County a place where people want to work and want to be at. That needs to be addressed soon. Becker County can’t afford to lose any more people.”
With control of the two legislative chambers and the governor’s office, DFL lawmakers and Gov. Tim Walz will be able to take more decisive action on policy priorities as they will no longer have to make major compromises with Senate Republicans. That could include increasing funding for education, the creation of a paid family leave program, and the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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