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Soft lockdown lifted at West Central Area Secondary School
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, September 20
UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal motorcycle crash on I-94
Gravel pit ‘would ruin this little town’ neighbors say
Volleyball: Cards sweep St. Cloud Apollo in conference match
Nice day for a run
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 21
Cross country: Chargers see progress in Melrose
Cross Country: WCA sets records and takes first in Melrose
Country Blossom Farm holds baking, eating contests
Community Education classes available
Events promote talking about suicide
Ecumen gives look at daytime senior care
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Don & Betty Kuelbs
Gary & Molly Buse
Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Michelle Kay Miller
Lorraine K. Porter
Richard A. King
Harold M. Olson
Letter: Confederate statues promote division
Letter: No right way to protest
Echo Press Editorial: A wake-up call about drunk driving
In the Know: Armor - an unfortunate necessity
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Minnesotans pitch in after Hurricane Andrew hits
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
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Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
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Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
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December 6, 2010
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: GOP chairman changes from emotional to legal
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's Republican chairman called reporters to his office a block north of the state Capitol the day after the election to outline what he saw as irregularities in voting, irregularities he said could affect the governor's race. "The race for governor is not over,"...
December 6, 2010 - 9:18am
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...
December 3, 2010 - 11:30am
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...
November 30, 2010 - 10:11am
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
November 22, 2010
Court sets Emmer ballot hearing
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Supreme Court this afternoon will hear arguments in Tom Emmer's case that claims not all 4,136 precincts' election judges made sure the number of ballots cast in the Nov. 2 election matched the number of people who voted. However, Chief Justice Lorie Gildea's...
November 22, 2010 - 11:23am
November 20, 2010
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Emmer looks at vote different than party
ST. PAUL -- Tom Emmer made it clear in his first post-election newspaper interview that his job is different than that of the Republican Party chairman. While Chairman Tony Sutton has delivered impassioned arguments about how bad the Nov. 2 election was conducted, Emmer took a step...
November 20, 2010 - 2:37pm
November 18, 2010
Emmer comfortable with election and his life
ST. PAUL -- Tom Emmer does not plan to exercise his option to cancel a statewide governor's race recount, which will continue the race until at least Dec.
November 18, 2010 - 7:07am
Emmer, GOP ask high court to reconcile votes
ST. PAUL -- Tom Emmer says he wants the Minnesota Supreme Court to make sure that the concept of one person, one vote was followed in this month's governor election. "There are pools of votes where there are irregularities," Emmer told Forum Communications Co. Wednesday, his first...
November 18, 2010 - 5:36am