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November 11, 2018
Steve Barrows (left), a Baxter City Council member, talks to Bill Brekken, a real estate agent from Brainerd, outside the Crow Wing County Elections Office on Tuesday, Nov. 6, before votes tallies indicated they won their respective commissioner races. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
New year, new blood on Crow Wing County Board
November 11, 2018 - 5:00am
November 9, 2018
Bill Brekken (left) and incumbent Paul Thiede, Crow Wing County commissioner candidates for District 2, sit side by side at the Oct. 2 candidate forum at the land services building in Brainerd. The forum was moderated by Wayne Holtmeyer of the League of Women Voters. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal file photo
Nisswa voters overwhelmingly in Brekken's camp, ousting incumbent. Brekken loses to Thiede in most precincts, but wins election.
November 9, 2018 - 4:29pm
November 7, 2018
Secretary of State Steve Simon gave his victory speech at the DFL election night party in St. Paul, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.  (Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Simon wins reelection in Minnesota Secretary of State race
November 7, 2018 - 12:25am
September 24, 2018
Steve Simon, Minnesota's 22nd Secretary of State. He was sworn into office on January 5, 2015. (Courtesy of the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State)
Two Minnesota Secretary of State candidates: Two different priorities
September 24, 2018 - 9:48pm
July 11, 2018
Debra Hilstrom of Brooklyn Center stops by the Brainerd Dispatch offices Tuesday, July 10, to talk about her bid for Minnesota attorney general. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Hilstrom shores up bid for AG's office
July 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
July 6, 2018
MN secretary of state release list of committee vacancies
July 6, 2018 - 9:30am
February 18, 2018
Applications sought for state board, committee vacancies
February 18, 2018 - 12:30pm
October 5, 2017
State board, council positions available
October 5, 2017 - 12:30pm
July 9, 2017
Other Opinion: Go old-school to head off election hacking
July 9, 2017 - 7:37pm
July 5, 2017
State notes opportunities to serve on boards, councils and committees
July 5, 2017 - 11:30am
May 19, 2017
Stephanie Tougas expresses her dissatisfaction with a published Brainerd yearbook statement by a student at a rally Friday on the sidewalk near Mickey’s Pizza and Subs. The statement spurred a reaction from students, administration and the general public. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch Video and Galleryplay button
UPDATE: Protest erupts over Brainerd yearbook comment
May 19, 2017 - 6:55pm
BHS yearbook comment ignites controversy
May 19, 2017 - 3:16pm
March 31, 2017
Letter: Minnesota bill makes election data transparent
March 31, 2017 - 6:45am
February 21, 2017
Deborah Erickson
Crow Wing County Board: County officials seek voting machine funding
February 21, 2017 - 11:21pm
December 11, 2016
New state board vacancies posted
December 11, 2016 - 8:38pm