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Tom Emmer shakes hands with supporters following his election to the 6th District House of Representatives. Emmer finished with 133,324 votes or 56 percent in Tuesday’s election.

by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer Long before even half of all precincts had reported their totals on election night, 6th District Republicans were celebrating a hold on their seat in Congress as candidate Tom Emmer, of Delano, enjoyed a large and steady lead over Democratic challenger Joe Perske, the mayor of Sartell. Emmer’s win will […]

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Republican Tom Emmer has been declared the winner of Minnesota’s Sixth District race for the U.S. House of Representatives. He has 56 percent of the vote with 107 of 279 precincts reporting. Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate Joe Perske has 38 percent of the vote. Independence Party candidate John Denney has 5 percent of the vote so far. […]

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Erik Paulsen of Eden Prairie, the incumbent representative in the 3rd Congressional District, won re-election Tuesday by a wide margin, defeating DFL opponent Sharon Sund of Plymouth. Paulsen, 49, will start his fourth term in Congress in January.Paulsen is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, and co-chair of the Medical Technology […]

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On Tuesday, Nov. 4 Minnesotans will decide if they should keep Mark Dayton as their governor for the next four years. Dayton told ECM’s Editorial Board that under his leadership and policies, he has placed the state on the correct moderate course with a balanced approach on spending and raising revenues. The board agrees that […]

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Two of the 19 district courts seats that will be on the ballots in the 10th Judicial District this year are contested. The 10th District consists of the counties of Washington, Chisago, Anoka, Sherburne, Isanti, Wright, Kanabec and Pine. There are 45 judges total. Each year, one third of those are up for re-election. Judges […]

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