Elections 2012

Supt. Maguire says the district is already planning for drastic cuts The Osseo School Board race was tight, and dragged through the night Nov. 6 into the early hours of the next morning. Results from the final of 56 precincts weren’t posted until approximately 3 a.m. When the numbers came in, voters had narrowly rejected [...]

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Osseo sees record voter turnout The voters have spoken, and in large numbers across the cities of Maple Grove and Osseo. A tight Presidential race in the 2012 General Election may have been the reason area polling locations saw record voter turnouts. As a nation, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected [...]

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By T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Republican and Democratic leaders have begun stepping away from power and toward it in the aftermath of Tuesday’s election. House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, indicated at a press conference Wednesday, Nov. 7, that he did not intend to seek further leadership positions within the House Republican Caucus. “I [...]

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BY T.W. BUDIG ECM Capitol reporter Republicans expressed a certain mystification over the thumping they took Election Day. “Nobody saw it coming,” said Rep. Jim Abeler, R-Anoka, a 14-year veteran of the House, of Republicans losing the legislature, a congressman and the two amendments. “I was surprised,” said Jeff Johnson of Plymouth, Republican National committeeman [...]

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Northwest metro cities post stellar turnout percentages According to the Center for the Study of the American Electorate, voter turnout nationwide was lower than in the past two presidential elections with 57.5 percent turnout. Minnesota nabbed the title for highest voter turnout in the nation for the 8th year in a row. With 76 percent [...]

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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 Tim Hennagir – Monticello Times Rep. Michele Bachmann won’t face a recount challenge from former DFL opponent Jim Graves. The Sixth District race officially ended Wednesday morning after Graves issued a concession statement and both candidates spoke briefly via telephone. “It’s hovering right now around a 4,000-vote difference, and that’s too much,” said campaign [...]

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by T.W. Budig – ECM Capitol reporter Republicans expressed a certain mystification over the thumping they took Election Day. “Nobody saw it coming,” said Rep. Jim Abeler, R-Anoka, a 14-year veteran of the House, of Republicans losing the legislature, a congressman and the two amendments. “I was surprised,” said Jeff Johnson of Plymouth, Minnesota Republican [...]

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