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UPDATE: Heavy voting turnout in Walsh County sheriff special election slows ballot counting

April 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

UPDATED: 9:30 P.M. Heavy voter turnout slowed counting of ballots Tuesday night. According to Auditor Sharon Kinsala, 3,047 ballots were mailed-in or filled in before polls opened Tuesday morning. “That’s more than any primary election,” she said. No results were available at 9:30 p.m.; polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Continue Reading

Minnesota’s chief elections officer to appear before Congress

March 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie was due to appear before a House subcommittee in Washington. He’s one of two secretaries testifying at a hearing about what went right and wrong during the 2010 election. The other is from Colorado. Continue Reading

Huckabee toys with White House run

February 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A second national campaign is tempting for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, whose party tends to favor candidates who make a second run. Should he seek the nomination, Huckabee, who does a weekday radio program that airs around the nation, enjoys high name recognition and packs a populist message that could find a receptive audience among tea party-style activists. Huckabee also enjoys the highest favorable ratings among those mulling bids. Continue Reading

Minnesota GOP won House with fewer dollars than DFL

February 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Campaign finance reports posted today showed the House Republican Campaign Committee sunk $1.7 million into House races, compared with $2.5 million for the DFL House Caucus. Continue Reading&

Dayton calls for teamwork

January 6, 2011 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Mark Dayton’s first speech as Minnesota governor illustrated the problems he faces. Continue Reading

Inaugural notes

January 6, 2011 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Yvonne Prettner Solon is walking into the lieutenant governor’s office as a greater Minnesota advocate. Continue Reading

Politics and red ink dominate 2010 year in news in Minnesota

December 28, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

The white snow flew and the red ink grew as 2010 drew to a close in Minnesota, but the blizzard that brought down the Metrodome roof and the projection of a daunting $6.2 billion state deficit were just two of the year’s most notable stories. Continue Reading

Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D.: Farewell remarks to the House

December 24, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Earlier this week, Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., submitted farewell remarks to the U.S. House of Representatives. Here is the text of the remarks. Continue Reading

Minnesota DFL Party Chairman Brian Melendez to step down

December 11, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

During his tenure, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Chairman Brian Melendez saw DFLers command broad majorities in the House and Senate and win a governor’s race for the first time in a quarter-century. Continue Reading

Minnesota rebukes two conservative groups

December 11, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota’s campaign finance regulators ruled Friday that two conservative groups that raised money to thwart Mark Dayton’s bid for governor failed to properly register with the state as political funds. Continue Reading