2012 elections

John Hoffman, vice chair of the Anoka-Hennepin School Board, won Senate District 36 with a comfortable margin over his opponent, incumbent Sen. Benjamin Kruse, R-Brooklyn Park. District 36 covers Brooklyn Park north of 85th Avenue, as well as Champlin and part of Coon Rapids. Kruse was elected in 2010.   Hoffman received 22,197 votes, or [...]

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Heading into Election night Champlin and Dayton faced potential for significant changeover in the complexion of their respective city councils. With both city’s mayors choosing not to run for re-election – Dayton’s Mayor Doug Anderson is retiring and Champlin’s Mayor Mark Uglem made a successful bid for the state house – new head leadership was [...]

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Voters flock to the polls Tuesday morning, Nov. 6 deciding the fate of numerous offices including Champlin Mayor, state and U.S. representatives and senators and U.S. President. These voters from Ward 2 in Champlin waited in a line that filled the Champlin Ice Forum’s entryway early Tuesday morning. While official voter turnout numbers for the [...]

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By Jeffrey Hage – Princeton Union Eagle Chip Cravaack conceded to challenger Rick Nolan around 1 a.m. Wednesday. With 75 percent of the vote counted, Nolan held a 52-47 percent lead. The Nolan camp had reason for optimism early. When results came in from all of Duluth’s 34 precincts, the former three-term congressman held a [...]

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With 100 percent precincts reporting, John Hoffman, vice chair of the Anoka-Hennepin School Board, has unseated Sen. Benjamin Kruse in Senate District 36, covers Brooklyn Park north of 85th Avenue, as well as Champlin and part of Coon Rapids. Kruse has only served one term in office. Hoffman earned 22,197 votes, or 53 percent, compared [...]

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Kara Terry and Bruce Miller will be the two new additions to the Champlin City Council come January 2013. Miller won the Ward 3 seat with a commanding 1,412 votes (62.48 percent) over opponent Nick Rice who earned 829 votes (36.68 percent). There were 19 write-in votes in Ward 3. Terry won the Ward 4 [...]

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With 96 percent of the precincts reporting, John Hoffman (DFL) is in position to unseat incumbent Benjamin Kruse (R). With 20,726 votes, Hoffman has earned 53 percent of the vote over Kruse’s 47 percent (18,096 votes). Senate District 36 represents Champlin, Brooklyn Park and parts of Coon Rapids. These results are unofficial.

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