2012 elections

Retired Sherburne County Sheriff Bruce Anderson has defeated incumbent Sherburne County Commissioner Larry Farber for the District 1 seat on the county board. The tally was Anderson, 4,815 votes and Farber, 2,680 votes in unofficial totals. District 1 covers most of the county seat of Elk River. Anderson received more than 63 percent of the [...]

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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 said. “I will really try [...]

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Saying he is hopeful “tonight,” newly re-elected President Barack Obama said what makes America great is love, duty, sharing and patriotism. Obama spoke to a large group of supporters in an indoor setting in Chicago to celebrate his victory over Gov. Mitt Romney. “Despite all the hardships we have been though, I have never been [...]

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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 to begin to thank all of [...]

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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 tribute to his wife Ann and [...]

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The Minnesota Senate DFL caucus was envisioning a possible return to leadership with some very key election victories. In Senate District 51 Sen. Pam Wolf was defeated by former House member Alice Johnson. Sen. Benjamin Kruse of Brooklyn Park was defeated by John Hoffman in District 47. Rep. Keith Downey, Republican, was defeated by Melissa [...]

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by Dawn Feddersen-Poindexter Sen. Warren Limmer has won re-election against Sharon Bahensky. He came in with 57 percent of the vote to retain his seat. Limmer, a Republican, has been a State Senator in District 32 since 1995. Previously, he was a State Representative from 1988 until he was appointed to the State Senate in 1995. [...]

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