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Results are in

September 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — The Minnesota Department of Education has released the results of the 2014 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs), and many school districts in the area are showing improvement or holding steady.

The annual exams, required by s…continue reading on dglobe.com

Support for county housing initiative grows

April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — The Nobles Home Initiative continues to pick up support as the program to offer 100 percent tax abatement on new home construction is taken on the road to outlying communities in the county.

On Friday night, the Round Lake City Cou…continue reading on dglobe.com

Support for county housing initiative grows

April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — The Nobles Home Initiative continues to pick up support as the program to offer 100 percent tax abatement on new home construction is taken on the road to outlying communities in the county.

On Friday night, the Round Lake City Cou…continue reading on dglobe.com

County board races begin with a bang

May 24, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

The races for Douglas County commissioner seats are off and running.
Filings opened Tuesday and as of Thursday morning, a total of 10 candidates had already filed for the five commissioner seats, including the five incumbents.
The filing period runs through June 5.
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Big changes await voters

April 26, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Things are going to be confusing for Alexandria voters this fall.
Not only will they be confronted with new candidates in newly drawn legislative districts, they’ll also be voting at a different place. Continue Reading

Polk County commissioner districts to stay the same

April 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Despite EGF population growth, boundary lines on track to be largely unchangedDespite the population growth in East Grand Forks, the lines for the five Polk County commissioner districts will basically stay the same. Under a plan given unofficial approval Tuesday, each commissioner district will continue to have the same townships and the same city wards for the next 10 years as it did in the previous 10. The county board’s official vote will come next week. Continue Reading

Candidates emerge after lines are redrawn

March 1, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota’s new legislative lines are causing new developments on the local political scene.
A five-judge panel redrew the lines, which were released last week, to reflect population shifts.
In just the last few days, several candidates have announced campaign plans for this fall’s election. Continue Reading

New maps guarantee new faces at Capitol

February 23, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Five judges guaranteed there will be plenty of new faces at the Minnesota Capitol next year.
A five-judge panel Tuesday redrew legislative district maps, pairing 46 of the state’s 201 lawmakers and creating 23 seats with no incumbent.
“That is a good positive thing for people who say they want to throw the incumbents out,” said Representative Mary Murphy, DFL-Hermantown, the lead House redistricting Democrat. Continue Reading

New maps carve up county

February 23, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota’s newly drawn legislative districts is likely to draw a common reaction in Douglas County: What?!
The lines had been simple before. All of Douglas County was located in Senate District 11, represented by Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, and on the House side, the county was split almost in half between 11A, represented by Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, and 11B, represented by Mary Franson, R-Alexandria. Continue Reading

Judges tweak Minnesota congressional districts

February 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL Minnesota’s best-known U.S. House member will seek re-election in a district where she does not live and its top-ranking federal representative will run in slightly less friendly territory after a five-judge panel on Tuesday redrew congressional district lines. Continue Reading