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Air Force to scrutinize nuclear leader candidates

November 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Robert Burns
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has decided it must “add more vigor” to its screening of candidates for senior nuclear command, adding closer looks at health records and Internet searches for potentially dama…continue reading on

Gratz, Blom and Lilleberg elected to ACGC School Board

November 7, 2012 in West Central Tribune

GROVE CITY Two incumbents and political-newcomer were elected to the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School Board Tuesday from a field of five contenders.
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Candidates run unopposed, discuss population concerns

November 6, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Three candidates ran unopposed Tuesday for Worthington City Council positions. Scott Nelson, who earned 1,930 votes, is an incumbent, and Diane Graber (3,222 votes) and Rod Sankey (1,244) are new to serve. Continue Reading

An educational debate

November 1, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Two candidates vying for a spot on the Alexandria School Board talked about bullying, early childhood education, the budget, teacher evaluations, class sizes and more Tuesday night. Continue Reading

Gildea claims experience; Griffith wants public vote

November 1, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Lorie Gildea campaigns on her record of Minnesota chief justice, telling voters she helped get more court funding and that she makes decisions based on the law, not her feelings.
Challenger Dan Griffith does not criticize Gildea, but blasts how she got into office: by governor appointment instead of a public vote. Continue Reading

Romney, Obama show rural issue differences

October 23, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Questionnaires and other sources provide a glimpse into what President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney think about rural issues, since they seldom discuss the topic on the campaign trail. Continue Reading

Senate candidates differ on key issues

October 18, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Voters searching for differences between Minnesota Senate candidates in Districts 8 and 12 found plenty to mull over Monday night.
The office seekers clashed over the environment, renewable energy, the state budget, health care reform, the effectiveness of the last legislative session and more. Continue Reading

District 22 candidates discuss senior health care (with video)

October 18, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

District 22 candidates discuss senior health care reform. Continue Reading

Candidates debate senior health care

October 4, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

A crowd of about 100 people turned out last Friday for a legislative candidate forum on health care for Minnesota’s aging population.
The candidates talked about senior care funding, nursing home reimbursements, alternative care options and other issues. Continue Reading

House, Senate candidates to square off in Alexandria

September 11, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

A pair of Legislative Candidate Forums will be taking place in Alexandria this fall.
The goal is to provide Douglas County area residents with the opportunity to meet and learn about the Minnesota House and Senate candidates vying to represent the area. Continue Reading