2012 elections
•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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At about 75 minutes after midnight, former Congressman Rick Nolan went to the podium as Representative-elect for the Eighth District. He had just defeated incumbent Chip Cravaack. The margin of victory was 53 percent to 47 percent. Cravaack conceded victory to Nolan. Nolan said he did not know where...Read More
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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 trib...Read More
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