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Legislature notes

January 6, 2011 in Lake County News-Chronicle

May 23 is the date Minnesotans interested in following the Legislature should remember. Continue Reading

Smiles preceed cold realities at Capitol

January 6, 2011 in Lake County News-Chronicle

If great challenges lead to great opportunities, as the old saying goes, Minnesota lawmakers have a whale of an opportunity this year. Continue Reading

The Herald’s Top 10 stories of 2010

December 31, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

A game-changing election, another round of spring flooding and Grand Forks’ first-ever female Olympic medalists dominated the headlines of the Herald throughout 2010. Continue Reading

Noem’s win in House race voted top story by S.D. journalists

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

It’s official: Dayton is the next governor

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

Democrat leader says party can compete and win

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

Oberstar packs up in D.C.

December 2, 2010 in Lake County News-Chronicle

To the victors go the spoils. And that applies to Congress, too. Continue Reading

County recount of governor’s race yields few challenges

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

Many hands, little recount change

December 2, 2010 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Minnesota got its recount on again Monday and little changed in the vote totals for the governor’s race between DFLer Mark Dayton and Republican Tom Emmer. Continue Reading

County will follow Secretary of State’s direction on recount

November 24, 2010 in Rosemount Town Pages

Recount of ballots in gubernatorial race will begin Nov. 29 Continue Reading