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School District 833 seeks flexibility, freedom at Legislature
Cottage Grove police brief: Laser light bothers State Patrol helicopter
Dayton budget plan covers a wide range of issues
Cottage Grove police brief: Teen with drugs at school faces charges
Woman arrested after found asleep in someone else’s car in Cottage Grove
crime and courts
Park Diving: Germscheid claims Park's six dive record
Mercurial Lynch accepted in Seattle - Part 1
SB XLIX: Belichick impressed with Seahawks' model
Girls Basketball: Park beats East Ridge by five, again
Boys Basketball: Raptors pull away from Park late
St. Paul Park celebrates annual sledding day
The healing powers of art: Cancer survivors' work part of Woodwinds sculpture
Two local art events planned in Cottage Grove
Reeling in the 'Minnesota experience' during Cottage Grove's ice fishing outing
Birds of a feather: Carpenter Nature Center volunteers track avian population
arts and entertainment
Lori L. Battcher, 53
Mark F. Mulvihill, 66
Doris M. Pinault, 85
Jeanette Lampe, 79
Lucille Mann, 92
Viewpoint: McNaughton rules outline insanity defense
Letter to the editor: Respect property when snowmobiling
Letter to the editor: Wake up and face realities in District 833
Letter to the editor: Integrity of school district must be restored
Viewpoint: Don't let sun set on Oakwood possibilities
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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 - 8:26am
November 22, 2010
UDPATED: Court hears Emmer ballot case
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Supreme Court questioned both sides harshly about Tom Emmer's governor's race 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. Chief Justice Lorie...
November 22, 2010 - 11:11am
November 20, 2010
Recount battle heats up
ST. PAUL -- A post-election battle for Minnesota votes cranked up Friday when Mark Dayton hired two recount legal experts and Tom Emmer's Supreme Court request met with opposition. While Democrat Dayton has supported a recount in his governor's race with Republican Tom Emmer, his...
November 20, 2010 - 8:00am
November 19, 2010
Dayton transition, Emmer court case go on at same time
November 19, 2010 - 8:44am
November 18, 2010
Supreme Court may hear vote testimony Monday
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Supreme Court today said it may listen to attorneys Monday argue Tom Emmer' request that could throw out some ballots before a governor's race recount begins. Justice Alan Page signed an order today requiring all paperwork to be filed with the high court...
November 18, 2010 - 11:26am
November 17, 2010
Emmer takes election issue to high court
ST. PAUL -- The Tom Emmer campaign is asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to order a state election board to consider irregularities in the number of ballots cast Nov. 2. Emmer, the Republican governor candidate, said the campaign and Republican Party officials have heard many stories...
November 17, 2010 - 1:46pm
McNamara to lead House committee
State Rep. Denny McNamara will control a committee in the new Republican-controlled Minnesota House. McNamara was named chairman of the State Government Finance Committee. The panel oversees and controls spending in state agencies. The Hastings Republican was elected earlier this...
November 17, 2010 - 10:22am
November 16, 2010
County responding to Emmer election data requests
Washington County's top election official said it could take at least another week or longer to turn over all election documents sought by the Minnesota Republican Party and governor candidate Tom Emmer. The Emmer campaign has requested documents related to Election Day polling place...
November 16, 2010 - 3:02pm
November 8, 2010
Recount could end by Dec. 14
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie hopes to have a governor's race recount wrapped up by mid-December. A timeline from his office shows Dec. 14 as the date the board could certify a new governor. However, the losing candidate could take the election to court, where...
news / politics
November 8, 2010 - 1:09pm
November 3, 2010
Dayton-Emmer race could be headed to recount
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota voters may have handed elections officials another recount Tuesday in a governor's race that remained undecided early today. And Republicans took control of both legislative chambers from Democrats in a stunning turnaround. Democrat Mark Dayton's lead over...
news / politics / government
November 3, 2010 - 4:40pm
Sieben fights off tough re-election challenge
Sen. Katie Sieben held up against a wave of Republican success Tuesday night, fighting off a tough re-election challenge from St. Mary's Point businesswoman Karin Housley to earn a second term in the state Senate. While House District 57A fell into the hands of Republicans Tuesday,...
November 3, 2010 - 4:20am
Kriesel, Republicans wrest control of 57A
Republican John Kriesel claimed the House District 57A seat early Wednesday morning after eking out a narrow election night victory over his DFL opponent, Cottage Grove City Council member Jen Peterson. Kriesel and Republicans won control of what has been a reliably Democratic seat...
November 3, 2010 - 2:32am
Kriesel leads, but recount possible in razor-thin 57A race
A recount could be coming in the race for state house District 57A, with Republican John Kriesel just 54 votes ahead of DFLer Jen Peterson as of early Wednesday morning. With 15 of the district's 16 precincts reporting, Kriesel, the former Minnesota National Guardsman, led Peterson,...
news / politics
November 3, 2010 - 2:10am
McNamara easily wins re-election in 57B
November 3, 2010 - 2:02am
November 2, 2010
Sieben, Kriesel top campaign spenders in 2010
Incumbent Sen. Katie Sieben topped the list of local Legislative candidates in campaign spending this election season, according to the latest...
November 2, 2010 - 1:45pm