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December 7, 2012
Olson still wins District 5 after recount
Douglas County Commissioner Dan Olson will continue to represent District 5 in 2013. Olson picked up one vote in today's recount giving him a total of 1,532. Challenger Carol Wenner's total remained the same as in November's election, 1,511. Wenner initially challenged the one ballot...
December 7, 2012 - 3:13pm
December 6, 2012
State canvassing board certifies Franson as winner in House 8B
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie today announced the official recount results for State Senate District 20 and House District 8B. The candidates affected by the legislative recounts were Kevin L. Dahle (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) and Mike Dudley (Republican) in Senate...
December 6, 2012 - 10:53am
December 5, 2012
Franson prevails in recount
A two-day recount put Minnesota State Representative Mary Franson 12 votes ahead of Bob Cunniff, apparently sending her to a second term in the...
December 5, 2012 - 12:00am
November 30, 2012
Recount central: Wenner requests recount of county board ballots
Douglas County is recount central this year. Political observers know about a state House recount (see related story), but there also will be...
November 30, 2012 - 12:00am
November 29, 2012
With recount complete, Franson has 12-vote lead
A two-day recount put Minnesota State Representative Mary Franson 12 votes ahead of Bob Cunniff, apparently sending her to a second term in the House. There are not enough ballots in question to give Cunniff the lead. The State Canvassing Board is to certify the vote Tuesday. Franson,...
November 29, 2012 - 3:39pm
November 28, 2012
Franson keeps 11-vote edge after recount in Douglas County
The race in Minnesota House District 8B is still razor thin following a state-ordered recount in Douglas County Wednesday morning. After ballots from all 17 precincts were recounted, Republican incumbent Mary Franson and DFL challenger Bob Cunniff each picked up one additional vote. The...
November 28, 2012 - 4:24pm
Recount process not as simple as it may seem
If you think recounting ballots from an election would be a fairly simple process, think again. The rules and procedures are detailed and complex. The Minnesota Secretary of State's recount plan for the Mary Franson/Bob Cunniff recount in House District 8B fills six pages. Here's...
November 28, 2012 - 11:49am
Recount begins for Franson-Cunniff race (W/VIDEO)
A state-ordered recount is underway for the race between Minnesota House 8B candidates, Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, and Bob Cunniff, DFL-Alexandria. The...
November 28, 2012 - 11:39am
November 27, 2012
Minnesota House 8B recount begins Wednesday
ST. PAUL -- A hand recount of 21,288 votes in a state House race begins Wednesday. Douglas County officials begin the work at 8:30 a.m. in the courthouse in Alexandria. In Otter Tail County, the recount begins at 9 a.m. Thursday in Fergus Falls. The State Canvassing Board on Tuesday...
November 27, 2012 - 5:09pm
November 20, 2012
Judge sides with Franson; orders removal of 35 ballots
State House District 8B candidate Mary Franson won a legal decision involving her one-vote victory over Bob Cunniff. On Tuesday, Judge Dave...
November 20, 2012 - 5:51pm
November 19, 2012
Hearing involving Franson-Cunniff recount is delayed
A hearing in Douglas County District Court involving the pending recount between Mary Franson and Bob Cunniff in the race for Minnesota House District 8B has been delayed a day. When Douglas County election officials were going over the canvassing results last week to prepare for...
November 19, 2012 - 3:35pm
June 7, 2011
GOP promises to repay counties' recount costs
Republicans say they are paying what they owe Minnesota counties for information from last fall's governor election recount. "We have about 20 counties left to go," GOP Chairman Tony Sutton said. "We have been chipping away on them." Sutton estimated that the party could finish...
June 7, 2011 - 6:34am
January 12, 2011
Republicans pay bill for governor race recount
Douglas County can clear an unpaid bill of $204.05 from its books. That was how much the county charged the Minnesota Republican Party for its request for copies of documents during the recount of the Mark Dayton-Tom Emmer race for governor. The recount wrapped up more than a month...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
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.
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