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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Republican Eric Lucero is headed to St. Paul. Lucero has been elected to an open seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives District 30B. Lucero, of Dayton, beat DFL candidate Sharon Shimek, of Otsego, 9,005 to 4,256. He captured 68 percent of the vote to Shimek’s 32 percent. District 30B […]

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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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• 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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