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McFadden wins Republican U.S. Senate nod

August 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Well-financed Mike McFadden won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s Minnesota primary election and is set to face U.S. Sen. Al Franken in the Nov. 4 election.

The secretary of state’s office reported that McFadd…continue reading on dglobe.com

Minn. primary turnout flirts with record low numbers

August 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota voters sat out Tuesday’s midsummer election in near-record numbers, producing the state’s second-worst primary turnout in 62 years. Despite several competitive congressional and legislative primaries, only about 9 percent of eligible voters cast ballots. Continue Reading

Minnesota primary racks up meager 9 percent turnout

August 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Only 9 percent of eligible voters participated in Minnesota’s primary.
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie reported the figure Wednesday. He had predicted in the lead-up to Tuesday’s primary that it was likely to draw fewer than 15 percent of eligible voters. Continue Reading

Minnesota state, congressional primary returns

August 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Almost all votes from Tuesday’s primary election have been counted. The unofficial returns below show the returns, with all but one of Minnesota’s 4,102 precincts reporting. Continue Reading

Cravaack, Nolan trade jabs as race takes shape

August 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack is kicking off his re-election campaign in northeastern Minnesota after Democratic primary voters chose former Rep. Rick Nolan as his opponent. Continue Reading

Diedrich, Gust set for county board race

August 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Polk County District 5 Commissioner Don Diedrich and challenger Randy Gust will advance to the general election ballot from Tuesday’s primary.
With all but absentee ballots compiled, Gust had 209 votes and Diedrich had 206, comfortably ahead of the third candidate, Ragnar Bergendahl. Continue Reading

Longtime GOP lawmaker from Mound knocked out in House seat

August 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS The longest-serving Republican in the Minnesota House has been knocked out by a tea party challenger in the Lake Minnetonka area. Continue Reading

PRIMARY UPDATE 8:40 PM: First returns coming in

August 14, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

The first returns are coming in for the primary election in Douglas County. Continue Reading

Ritchie: Minnesota primary going smoothly

August 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota’s election officer says everything is going smoothly in the state’s primary election so far. A couple hours after polls opened Tuesday morning, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie says, “everything seems to be in order and all systems are go.” Continue Reading

Primary is off to busy start in one Alexandria polling place

August 14, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Today is the primary election — have you voted yet? Continue Reading