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The polls have closed and the first of eight precincts have reported in the House 30B Republican race between Eric Lucero and Kevin Kasel. Lucero took this one 36 votes to two for Kasel. Check back later for more primary election results. Voter turnout is low. Only 112 ballots were cast as of 6:30 p.m. [...]

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The filing period for four township positions and one city position on the Monticello-Big Lake Community Hospital District Board closed Tuesday night with a couple of surprises. Rob VanDenBerg, who represents Otsego, did not file for re-election, leaving that board seat open in this November’s general election. In Becker Township, Mark Swanson was the only [...]

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Today, August 12, is the primary elections. Find out what races are on the ballot, learn about the candidates, and find your polling place with our election section. And stay with us through the evening as we report on results as they come in. Visit the ELECTION SITE now!

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• Decisions needed on Ward 4 Elk River City Council, House District 30 B and in the Sixth District of the U.S. Congress   by Jim Boyle Editor Polls will open at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, in Elk River and elsewhere as voters pare the number of candidates in local, state and federal races. [...]

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• Residents, however, will be responsible for   re-constructing fence   by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Zimmerman City Council decided at its Aug. 4 regular meeting how to resolve problems with the drainage utility in a 19th Street neighborhood and acknowledged that private fencing within the city-owned right of way had contributed to the problem. [...]

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• Zimmerman City Council gives new owner approval for liquor license by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Zimmerman City Council approved at its Aug. 4 meeting several license applications for new owners to operate Zimmerman Bowling Alley, the formerly vacant building at 25920 Gateway Drive. The council OK’d applications for a license to operate a bowling [...]

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About a week into the candidacy filing period for Otsego City Council – as of midmorning Aug. 7 – four people have submitted affidavits to run for the two seats expiring at the end of 2014. Incumbents Vern Heidner and Tom Darkenwald will be challenged by Patrick Brink and Paul Bolin. Council members are elected [...]

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As of midmorning Aug. 7, two people had filed affidavits of candidacy to run for Zimmerman mayor in the Nov. 4 election, with no filings yet for the three other open council seats. Challenger Jan Nicodemus will run against incumbent Dave Earenfight for a two-year term as mayor. Councilmembers Tony Brisbin and Beth Merwin said [...]

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