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Candidates for Becker County Sheriff answered questions for voters during a public forum on Sept. 26 hosted by the Detroit Lakes area League of Women Voters.
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The two will be on the Nov. 8 general election ballot, longtime incumbent Commissioner Larry Knutson didn’t file for reelection this year. The big district basically covers the eastern half of Becker County.
All but one of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidates for statewide office have maintained a fundraising edge in the 2022 campaign.
The court backed a court-appointed referee who determined state Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Alexandria, lives within the boundaries of the new Senate District 12 and meets the residency requirements for the 2022 general election.
Prior to opening the new jail, $600,000 a year was budgeted for boarding inmates out of the county. But in 2021, with the new jail open, that expense went away and Becker County actually made $530,000 from the boarding of federal prisoners, along with boarding for other counties — which adds up to a $1.1 million budget turnaround.
Peterson was named Police Officer of the Year for his actions as a Mahnomen County deputy on Feb. 19, 2008, when he “apprehended two suspects who had just shot his partner, Deputy Chris Dewey,” according to a news release from the time from the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association.
The forum for Becker County Board and sheriff candidates was hosted by the Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters and held in the packed public meeting room at the police department.
Election administrators and judges are part of the community. We are your neighbors and co-workers, people you see at church on Sunday or in line at the grocery store. I believe I speak for all election officials when I say we are honest citizens who want to serve our community to the best of our ability.
As early voting got underway in Minnesota on Sept. 23, Rep. Michelle Fischbach and other GOP candidates running for office in the region met in Detroit Lakes with members of the Becker County Republican Party to seek volunteers and hand out yard signs for the upcoming 2022 general election.
Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach made a campaign stop in Willmar on Friday to urge local party members to support Republican candidates going into the election.
The statewide office doesn’t always grab headlines in an election year, and the work of the auditor is often not as political or high-profile as other offices says Julie Blaha, a DFLer who is running for her second term in the office.
Gov. Tim Walz said his 15-year-old son, who attends high school in Mankato, Minnesota, came home traumatized after police responded to a fake call reporting an active shooter at the school Wednesday.