2012 Elections

Larry Southerland was re-elected District 2 Isanti County Commissioner by 19 votes. Southerland received 1945 votes while Terry Turnquist received 1926 votes. In the District 3 Commissioner Race, Incumbent Alan Duff was defeated challenger Greg Anderson by 422 votes. Anderson received 2001 votes while Duff received 1579. In the District 4 Commissioner Race, Incumbent Mike […]

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Current council member Steven Lundeen was re-elected to council Tuesday, Nov. 6. Lundeen was the top vote getter with 969 votes. Also securing one of the top open seats was Adam Johnson with 800 votes. Others running for the two seats included Kimberly Horst with 716 votes and Mike Streiff with 586 votes. In the […]

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Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar won easy reelection to a second, six-year term Election Day (Nov. 6), crushing Republican opponent Rep. Kurt Bills by a wide margin.  “We won the right way,” Klobuchar told Democrats gathered in St. Paul Tuesday evening. “He (Bills) campaigned hard to the end. And we all wish him well,” she […]

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By T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter tim.budig@ecm-inc.com Congressman Chip Cravaack was looking to buy a rifle earlier this fall for bear hunting—the Republican jokes about appalling his wife by dragging a bear skin into the house. But Cravaack, engaged in one of the most closely watched congressional races in the county, ended up posing no […]

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T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter Republican Congressman Chip Cravaack and the Democratic challenger, former Congressman Rick Nolan, patted each other’s backs, stood smiling side-by-side for photos and exchanged barbs about their ages. But the debate at Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Cambridge on Tuesday, Oct. 16, showed, pleasantries aside, two politically different men. Cravaack and Nolan […]

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