January 6, 2011 in Lake County News-Chronicle
May 23 is the date Minnesotans interested in following the Legislature should remember. Continue Reading
December 27, 2010 in The Daily Republic
SIOUX FALLS Republican Kristi Noem’s November defeat of Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin was voted the year’s top South Dakota story by the state’s Associated Press member newspaper editors and broadcast news.
A year earlier, Noem was a little-known state lawmaker and Herseth Sandlin was considered a safe bet to win reelection. But Herseth Sandlin got caught up in a wave of frustration with Washington to become the first South Dakota House member to lose a re-election bid in nearly three decades. Continue Reading
December 9, 2010 in Lake County News-Chronicle
Minnesota Gov.-elect Mark Dayton reached out to Republicans who will lead the Legislature within hours Wednesday of his opponent conceding the close governor’s race, saying they must join together to tame a massive budget deficit. Continue Reading
December 6, 2010 in The Daily Republic
The South Dakota Democratic Party is down but it isn’t out, according to Ben Nesselhuf, who was chosen Saturday to lead the state party.
Democratic candidates were pounded on Nov. 2, as Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin was defeated, all statewide candidates lost in landslides and most legislative candidates were beaten. The party couldn’t even field a candidate to run against Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.
The losses were stinging, Nesselhuf said, but they also seemed to awaken something in Democrats across South Dakota. Continue Reading
December 2, 2010 in Pine Journal
Each of the Minnesota gubernatorial candidates picked up one vote during this week’s recount in Carlton County, according to Auditor/Treasurer Paul Gassert. Gassert reported those two ballots had not originally been tallied because voters circled the name of the candidate instead of filling in the required oval next to the name. Continue Reading
November 24, 2010 in Rosemount Town Pages
Recount of ballots in gubernatorial race will begin Nov. 29 Continue Reading