2012 elections
It looks like Minnesota Democrats have regained control of the House and Senate after losing control of both houses two years ago. Because of redistricting all 201 of Minnesota’s legislative seats were up for grabs. Prior to the election, Republicans controlled both the house and senate. In the Ho...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Mary Kiffmeyer, a Republican representative from Big Lake, has been elected to an open seat in the Minnesota Sentate. She beat DFLer Paul Perovich 25,177 (62 percent) to 15,103 (37 percent). Kiffmeyer said she’s grateful to the voters for their support and looks for...Read More
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•Click here to read about Mary Kiffmeyer’s victory in a race for an open Senate seat. by Joni Astrup Associate editor Nick Zerwas has clinched an open seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. The Republican from Elk River defeated DFLer Holly Neuman of Big Lake, 12,724 (64 percent) to...Read More
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Rep. Michele Bachmann and DFL challenger Jim Graves remained within a razor’s edge of each other early Wednesday morning in their undeclared Sixth District election battle. Unofficial results reported shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s election website showed wi...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Barb Burandt has been elected to the Elk River City Council, edging Mike McDonough by 217 votes. The unofficial total is Burandt, 1,342 or 54 percent to 1,125 or 45 percent for McDonough. “It’s a humbling experience to have all those people support me,” Burandt ...Read More
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