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UPDATE: Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
Fergus Falls council member dies in crash after fleeing from police
Region’s influenza cases jump
Lights Camera Action on Broadway
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Harris calls it a career
Sports roundup from Tuesday, December 23
Mixed results early
B-E girls set records from three
Culinary class studies safety, sanitation
High school Christmas concert shines
Ask a trooper: Can you plow snow onto highways?
Bringing cheer to all
Theatre Off the Cuff to lead New Year’s comedy show
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
A helping hand
Candlelight trails set at Lake Carlos State Park
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Carl Kremer, 67
Funeral - Ricahrd Sjerven, 72
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Guest Editorial: With state surplus, use restraint, not wide-eyed greed
Letter: We just have to behave ourselves
It's Our Turn: Unconditional, crazy love
In the Know: Aging can be adventurous fun
Observations from the archives, 2004: Mental health facility to be built in Alexandria
Farmers invited to attend crops education seminar
Minnesota on alert to keep pine beetles out
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Hospital board members recognized
Going green for United Way
New TV station launches in Central MN
Hull named Assistant Principal of the Year
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
December 10, 2010
Dayton, Emmer end campaign as differently as their politics
ST. PAUL - Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer ended their quest for the Minnesota governor's office as differently as they were on the campaign trail. Dayton, the liberal winner, was somber. Emmer, the conservative loser, was light hearted.
government / news
December 10, 2010 - 12:00am
December 8, 2010
Dayton pledges to work with all
DELANO, Minn. -- Mark Dayton promises to work with Republicans and Democrats alike now that he is Minnesota's governor-elect. "You were elected on your platforms and principles; I was elected on mine," the Democrat said to Republicans who will control the Legislature. "I believe...
December 8, 2010 - 3:02pm
Emmer prepares to call it quits
ST. PAUL -- Tom Emmer apparently is leaving the Minnesota governor's race at his home, an appropriate ending to a campaign in which he discussed his wife and seven children more than any other topic. Numerous reports indicate that what his campaign calls a "major announcement" this...
December 8, 2010 - 9:30am
December 3, 2010
Emmer admits he lacks recount votes, but presses on
ST. PAUL -- Tom Emmer said today that he is not gaining enough votes in a recount to win the Minnesota governor race, but said he needs more answers before ending his post-elect effort. The Republican state representative from Delano said he expects most ballot challenges his team...
government / news
December 3, 2010 - 11:30am
County wraps up smooth recount
The recount for the governor's race between Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer may not be over in some parts of the state, but Douglas County is done...
December 3, 2010 - 12:00am
December 2, 2010
Dayton numbers edge up as recount nears end
ST. PAUL -- More than 84 percent of the 2.1 million Minnesota governor race ballots have been counted a second time, with Democrat Mark Dayton maintaining a lead far bigger than any Minnesota recount ever has overturned. Short of a major surprise, Republican Tom Emmer cannot find...
December 2, 2010 - 7:05am
December 1, 2010
Dayton, Emmer camps take different recount routes
ST. PAUL -- One of Minnesota's two governor hopefuls is in Washington, D.C. today, meeting with governors and White House officials, while representatives of the other are challenging ballots and thinking about challenging the election in court. Democrat Mark Dayton, holding his...
December 1, 2010 - 9:47am
Recount holds steady
The Douglas County commissioners meeting room was bustling Monday morning. But this time, it wasn't because of a board meeting; it was because...
December 1, 2010 - 12:00am
Dayton gains a bit statewide as quiet recount starts
ST. PAUL -- Recount 2010 started quietly Monday, with one exception, as Mark Dayton picked up a mere 24 votes in the Minnesota governor race. Democrat Dayton extended his lead over Republican Tom Emmer to 8,794 votes out of 2.1 million ballots cast.
December 1, 2010 - 12:00am
November 30, 2010
Dayton claims more votes as recount proceeds
ST. PAUL -- Nearly 70 counties have finished recounting votes in the Minnesota governor race, with Mark Dayton's camp claiming he picked up 177 votes in the first day. Monday night's unofficial secretary of state tally showed that the Democratic hopeful had gained 24 votes on Republican...
November 30, 2010 - 2:38pm
Emmer representative challenges 422 ballots because of writing on them in Renville County
OLIVIA, Minn. -- Renville County's recount showed a one-vote change at the end of Monday's recount effort, but amassed 422 frivolous ballot challenges in the process. County Auditor Larry Jacobs said the recount showed only a one-vote change from the results previously canvassed...
news / region
November 30, 2010 - 10:11am
November 29, 2010
Smaller counties begin wrapping up recount
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's least-populated counties wasted no time today recounting their portion of 2.1 million ballots in the governor's race. Cook, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Wilkin, Jackson, Norman, Cottonwood, Wadena, Watonwan, Rock, Red Lake, Lincoln and Traverse counties wrapped up their...
November 29, 2010 - 2:27pm
November 28, 2010
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Can Emmer win? Numbers may not add up
November 28, 2010 - 12:40pm
November 26, 2010
Ballot counters hope Minnesotans learned their lesson
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans remember all too well the days, weeks, months of squabbling over ballots two years ago. There were ballots with stray marks, raising in some minds a question about who those voters actually picked in the 2008 U.S. Senate race. In a classic example, the oval...
November 26, 2010 - 10:24am
November 23, 2010
Second-place Emmer loses in Supreme Court
ST. PAUL -- Governor hopeful Tom Emmer lost a Supreme Court ruling Monday as an election board prepares to order 2.1 million ballots Minnesotans cast in the race to be recounted. "Those numbers are not going to change much at all now," said former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton, who leads...
November 23, 2010 - 10:24am