Election 2012

South Elementary School first grader Connor Lestrud casts his vote Tuesday in a very important election day issue at the school. Oreos, Chips-Ahoy and Nilla Wafers were vying for the top vote among South students. The winner is to be served up during a school snack time. When votes were tabulated Oreo won with 45 [...]

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“Get in line by 8 p.m.” and help Minnesota continue to hold its No. 1 ranking for voter turnout in the nation, urged Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie at mid day. “It feels like we are in the general pattern between about 75 and 78 percent turnout,” Ritchie related. “The morning turnout in the [...]

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A big campaign bus swung around outside the State Capitol today (Nov. 1) and only a completely apolitical Minnesota, given the large images of President Barack Obama, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, and Democratic U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar brightening the outside, would expect anything but Democrats to come spilling out.   Democrats stopped by the State [...]

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Voters will see two proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot on Nov. 6. Both are controversial. The so-called marriage amendment seeks to place in the state constitution language defining marriage as the union of one man and woman. The question asked of voters reads: “Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a [...]

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