2012 Election

Clint Herbst, also known as Mr. Monticello, will be returning to his job as mayor of Monticello for his ninth and 10th year after a landslide victory over challenger Brad Fyle. He received 3,561 votes (66.8 percent) to Fyle’s 1,738 votes (32.6 percent). Herbst, who has lived in Monticello since 1972, has held a public […]

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Sheldon Johnson will keep his spot as the city of Monticello representative on the Monticello-Big Lake Hospital board after narrowly beating Barbara Scanlon, who had actually previously withdrawn from the race, but not gotten her name removed from the ballot. It was reported on the Minnesota Secretary of State website early Wednesday morning that Johnson, […]

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Rep. Bruce Anderson, a Republican from Buffalo Township who has served as a state representative in the House since 1994, will be returning to St. Paul as a state senator. Anderson’s new legislative territory covers Monticello, Buffalo, Rockford, Delano, Montrose, Waverly, Howard Lake, Annandale, Maple Lake, South Haven and surrounding townships. The new District 29 […]

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Paulsen wins re-election in Third U.S. Congressional District Republican incumbent Erik Paulsen has won re-election in the Third U.S. Congressional District race against Democratic challenger Brian Barnes. With all of the votes tallied Wednesday morning, Paulsen won with 58 percent of the 382,715 votes cast for the race. Paulsen gave his victory speech Tuesday night […]

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Buffalo Republican Marion O’Neill defeated DFL challenger Barrett Chrissis and Independence Party candidate Eugene Newcombe in Tuesday’s District 29B race. With eight of nine precincts reporting early Wednesday morning, O’Neill tallied 7,106 votes (51.86 percent) while Chrissis received 5,665 votes (41.34 percent) and Newcombe 914 votes (6.67 percent). There were 18 write-in votes. District 29B […]

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