Early on during the Phillips 66 National Championship Meet, a week-long extravaganza held in Irvine, Cali., Caley Oquist’s coach pulled her aside to remind her why she was there. “He said, ‘Caley, you’re at this meet. You’re not just a fan anymore,” relayed Oquist, in an interview with the Times on Tuesday afternoon. One could [...]

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Republican Mike McFadden was not kidding around Tuesday night with an overwhelming primary election victory in his GOP bid for U.S. Senate. He rolled over opponent Jim Abeler of Anoka County with 71 percent of the votes. Abeler was a distant second with 15 percent of the votes. The victory squarely pits McFadden against DFL [...]

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The filing period for four township positions and one city position on the Monticello-Big Lake Community Hospital District Board closed Tuesday night with a couple of surprises. Rob VanDenBerg, who represents Otsego, did not file for re-election, leaving that board seat open in this November’s general election. In Becker Township, Mark Swanson was the only [...]

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City Councilmember Glen Posusta was the third and final candidate to file for Monticelllo mayor Tuesday, joining fellow Councilmember Brian Stumpf and challenger Joshua A. Dickinson on the final slate of 2014 candidates. Four people have filed for the two open council seats: Incumbent Councilmember Lloyd Hilgart, Brad Fyle, Charlotte Gabler and Jim Davidson. Visit the [...]

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