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August 17, 2018
Area school district candidate filings
The filing period for elected offices ended Monday, Aug. 13—which now means the roster is set and the choices have been submitted to area...
August 17, 2018 - 1:01pm
August 15, 2018
Czeczok files for school board; candidate total is 7
Seven candidates are now in the running for the Brainerd School Board, which will have three open spots on the ballot Nov. 6. Jeff Czeczok threw...
August 15, 2018 - 11:00am
August 12, 2018
Election Filings: Marana files for Baxter City Council
Mary Marana filed for one of two seats up for election on the Baxter City Council. Marana previously served on the council, leaving the seat...
August 12, 2018 - 3:00am
August 10, 2018
Reader Opinion: Observations of candidates for the primary
I will share my observations of candidates running from both political parties for Tuesday's primary election. For attorney general, I have known DFLer Tom Foley for 40 years. In 1989, Foley was the only elected official who testified in support of my stiffer-penalties bill for violent...
August 10, 2018 - 1:30am
August 6, 2018
4 candidates up for Brainerd School Board
Two more candidates are on the ballot for the Brainerd School Board, bringing the grand total up to four, as of Friday, Aug. 3. Three spots are...
August 6, 2018 - 4:00am
August 3, 2018
GOP candidates for constitutional offices to speak in Staples
A forum for Republican candidates for Minnesota constitutional offices will convene 6:30 p.m Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Timbers Event Center in Staples. Pam Myhra, candidate for auditor, along with John Howe, candidate for secretary of state and attorney general candidate Doug Wardlow...
August 3, 2018 - 10:23pm
August 2, 2018
2 file for Brainerd School Board
Two candidates filed for the three seats available on the Brainerd School Board, as of Thursday, Aug. 2. Candidates can file until Aug. 14, with the general election set Nov. 6. Matthew Avery Newcomer Matthew Avery, who has five students at three schools in the Brainerd School District,...
August 2, 2018 - 8:11pm
February 7, 2018
DFL precinct caucus results in straw poll winner in gubernatorial race
Minnesotans follow a cardinal rule: "Never, ever, take the last one" of anything—ever. That rule was shattered Tuesday at the Brainerd...
February 7, 2018 - 4:00am
October 16, 2016
Reader Opinion: Myth of the independent candidate
Many candidates would like to pass themselves off as being totally independent of any political party or ideology. In spite of their party designation, they would like you to think they will not be affected by any of the party's basic beliefs and agendas. They would like you to think...
October 16, 2016 - 2:12pm
September 12, 2016
Reader Opinion: Questions for candidates
The demographics of those earning less than $39,000 are online. They eat fast food and shop at Wal-Mart. Does increasing the minimum wage help the poor if they end up giving the increase in their paycheck back at the cash register? Do you think you should double Social Security retirement...
September 12, 2016 - 8:22pm
August 23, 2016
Reader Opinion: In this together
I read the paper sadly about cruelty and rock throwing at candidates. This is why hate and fear mongering is a dangerous campaign. I wonder when people will take a step back and recognize we are in this together. It matters not what ethnicity we are or the color of our skin or our...
August 23, 2016 - 9:08pm
August 11, 2016
Candidates keep on filing
Candidates continue to file for various political offices this week. Mike Hoff filed to run for Nisswa City Council. In Lake Shore, incumbent Krista Knudsen filed for re-election to the city council, and Wayne D. Anderson also filed for a seat. Jennifer Taylor submitted her name for...
August 11, 2016 - 10:33pm
June 23, 2016
Reader Opinion: 'I want your vote'
Those with money think that if they can just pour a lot of money into ads that bombard you with emotional information, you will get so angry that you will forget all about logic and common sense and vote against a candidate, no matter how good they might really be or how positive...
June 23, 2016 - 8:56pm
May 10, 2016
Candidate filing period begins next week
The office of the Minnesota Secretary of State on Tuesday reminded people interested in running for most public offices in Minnesota in 2016 that the official candidate filing period begins in one week. The official filing period runs from May 17 to May 31, and candidates for federal,...
May 10, 2016 - 8:39pm