Election 2012

The Chip Cravaack era is over in the Eighth Congressional District after one term. Cravaack conceded to challenger Rick Nolan around 1 a.m. Wednesday. With 75 percent of the vote counted, Nolan held a 52-47 percent lead. The Nolan camp had reason for optimism early. When results came in from all of Duluth’s 34 precincts, [...]

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Republican Rep. Sondra Erickson will return to the state House in District 15A. Erickson finished with 10,014 votes to Walsh’s 9089. votes. Walsh, an attorney who lives in Princeton, is trying to unseat Erickson, who is serving her second stint in the Legislature. Erickson was first elected in 1998, was defeated in 2008 and won [...]

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Mille Lacs County’s District 2 will have a new county commissioner. Tim Wilhelm defeated incumbent Dan Whitcomb 1,346 to 1,125 to take the county board seat. Wilhelm carried 54.3 percent of the vote.

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There will be a new face representing Princeton on the Mille Lacs County Board. Princeton business woman Genny Reynolds defeated incumbent Jack Edmonds 1,005 to 925. That’s a 51.75 percent to 47.63 percent margin.

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Saying he is hopeful “tonight,” newly re-elected President Barack Obama said what makes America great is love, duty, sharing and patriotism. Obama spoke to a large group of supporters in an indoor setting in Chicago to celebrate his victory over Gov. Mitt Romney. “Despite all the hardships we have been though, I have never been [...]

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With a “Believe in America” banner behind him, Gov. Mitt Romney offered a very gracious congratulations to President Obama on his re-election Tuesday to a second term.   “This is a great time for challenges for America and I want to wish President Obama the best,” said Romney.   Romney paid tribute to his wife [...]

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