2012 Election

There will be a new face representing Silver Creek Township on the hospital board. Douglas Schneider earned that right by picking up 527 votes and 43.63 percent of the votes to beat out Alyas Masih and incumbent Brian Doyle, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State website. Schneider has lived in the Monticello area his [...]

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Rep. Michele Bachmann and DFL challenger Jim Graves remained within a razor’s edge of each other early Wednesday morning in their undeclared Sixth District election battle. Unofficial results reported shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s election website showed with 235 of 280 precincts reporting, Bachmann had received 142,449 votes (49.95 [...]

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Thomas Campbell, of Big Lake, MN, became the first to earn one of four hospital board spots up for grabs in this year’s election. The Minnesota Secretary of State website reported at 2:14 a.m. that Campbell had earned 1,393 votes, or, 516 more votes than Marvin Rydberg in the race to be the Big Lake [...]

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By Jeff Hage on November 7, 2012 at 4:44 am The Chip Cravaack era is over in the Eighth Congressional District after one term. Cravaack conceded to challenger Rick Nolan around 1 a.m. Wednesday. With 75 percent of the vote counted, Nolan held a 52-47 percent lead. The Nolan camp had reason for optimism early. When results came [...]

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Updated 7:58 a.m. 11-7-12   As if placing exclamations mark on a disastrous election day for Minnesota Republicans, voters rejected two amendments the Republican-controlled legislature placed on the ballot. The high-profile marriage amendment, aimed at defining marriage in the state constitution as union of man and woman, with 97 percent of state precincts reporting was [...]

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