ELECTION 2014

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New rules allow absentee voting to be done without reason. Have you voted absentee this year? Do you plan to? What do you think of this new option for voting?
Write us at editor.erstarnews@ecm-inc.com and let us know. — Jim Boyle, editor

Four people are running for two seats on the Elk River City Council. Incumbents Vern Heidner and Tom Darkenwald are being challenged by Patrick Brink and Paul Bolin. Otsego City Council members are elected at large and serve four-year terms. Below is information on each of the four candidates running. Paul Bolin Address: 14850 92nd [...]

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New rules allow absentee voting to be done without reason. Have you voted absentee this year? Do you plan to? What do you think of this new option for voting?
Write us at editor.erstarnews@ecm-inc.com and let us know. — Jim Boyle, editor

A hotly contested mayor’s race leads off the ballot in the city of Zimmerman. Three are running for mayor, including incumbent Dave Earenfeit, challenged by Dave Horvath and Jan Nicodemus. There’s more on these three candidates below. Meanwhile, incumbent Tony Brisbin will run unopposed for a four-year council seat. Incumbent Beth Merwin will run unopposed [...]

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New rules allow absentee voting to be done without reason. Have you voted absentee this year? Do you plan to? What do you think of this new option for voting?
Write us at editor.erstarnews@ecm-inc.com and let us know. — Jim Boyle, editor

Republican candidate Eric Lucero and DFL candidate Sharon Shimek are vying for the House 30B seat currently held by David FitzSimmons. FitzSimmons, a Republican legislator from Albertville, won the House 30B seat after redistricting in 2012. He did not, however, receive an endorsement from his party this year for a second term in St. Paul. [...]

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