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April 12, 2011
Wild wins Walsh County Sheriff vote with 50.2 percent
Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild survived a special recall election Tuesday, winning with 1,758 votes -- or 50.2 percent in the three-man race -- over his main challenger: the veteran deputy he fired after besting him in November's general election. Former Deputy Ron Nord, fired...
April 12, 2011 - 11:05pm
January 17, 2011
Wayne Fisher, Dickinson, N.D., letter: Questions linger about campaign contribution
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Will a campaign contribution of $9,800 to North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Kevin Cramer affect any future decision-making process? On Oct. 26, the Dickinson Press reported a campaign contribution of that amount to Kevin Cramer from Corbin Robertson. Robertson...
January 17, 2011 - 12:05am
January 12, 2011
Walsh County, sheriff respond to canned deputy's suit
Walsh County and Sheriff Lauren Wild have denied the allegations in a federal lawsuit brought against them by a deputy who was fired after running for sheriff. In the suit filed last month, Ron Nord accused the county and Wild of wrongfully terminating him, defaming him and violating...
January 12, 2011 - 9:23pm
January 6, 2011
Dayton calls for teamwork
Mark Dayton's first speech as Minnesota governor illustrated the problems he faces. While calling for teamwork to solve the state's problems,...
January 6, 2011 - 10:50am
On the job for region Yvonne Prettner Solon is walking into the lieutenant governor's office as a greater Minnesota advocate. The Duluth resident, who gave up a state senator gig to be Mark Dayton's running mate, told about 600 people at St.
January 6, 2011 - 10:46am
January 3, 2011
Walsh County auditor: Recall sheriff election set for April 12
The group seeking to oust Sheriff Lauren Wild has gathered enough signatures to force a recall election, Walsh County Auditor Sharon Kinsala said. Kinsala said she has a few more signatures to check, but as of Monday, she had verified 1,265. To trigger a special election, 1,236 signatures...
January 3, 2011 - 4:23pm
December 26, 2010
R.J. Ogaard, Crookston, letter: Democrats, not GOP, must learn lessons of 2010
CROOKSTON -- "Winners not welcome, Minnesota GOP declares," read the headline over a recent Herald editorial (Page A4, Dec. 7). Winners? Examining recent political success or "winning," let's flip the editorial. Polling reveals that 41 percent of Americans identify themselves...
December 26, 2010 - 12:02am
December 25, 2010
Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D.: Farewell remarks to the House
WASHINGTON -- Earlier this week, Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., submitted farewell remarks to the U.S. House of Representatives. The text of the remarks is below. Madam Speaker, I want to take this opportunity to thank the people of North Dakota for the chance to represent our great...
December 25, 2010 - 12:04am
December 17, 2010
JoNell Bakke, Grand Forks, letter: Voters, please pay attention to Bismarck
GRAND FORKS -- Last week, the North Dakota Legislature held its organizational session before starting work in January on behalf of the residents of our state. Back on Nov. 2, the voters of Grand Forks County sent a message about who they wanted representing them in Bismarck for this...
December 17, 2010 - 3:20am
December 11, 2010
Minnesota DFL Party Chairman Brian Melendez to step down
ST. PAUL The state's top Democratic operative said Friday that he was stepping down after a six-year run. During his tenure, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Chairman Brian Melendez saw DFLers command broad majorities in the House and Senate and win a governor's race for the first...
December 11, 2010 - 6:43am
Minnesota rebukes two conservative groups
MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota's campaign finance regulators ruled Friday that two conservative groups that raised money to thwart Mark Dayton's bid for governor failed to properly register with the state as political funds. But the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board declined to...
December 11, 2010 - 6:40am
December 9, 2010
Dayton, Emmer end campaign as differently as their politics
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer ended their quest for the Minnesota governor's office as differently as they were on the campaign trail. Dayton, the liberal winner, was somber. Emmer, the conservative loser, was loser light hearted.
December 9, 2010 - 8:36am
December 8, 2010
End of campaign for Dayton, Emmer highlights constrast in styles
ST. PAUL - Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer ended their quest for the Minnesota governor's office as differently as they were on the campaign trail. Dayton,...
December 8, 2010 - 5:42pm
Text of Gov.-elect Mark Dayton's comments at press conference
Remarks made by Gov.-elect Mark Dayton Wednesday: This morning I received a telephone call from Representative Tom Emmer conceding the election for Governor of Minnesota. The day after the election, I received a similar call from Mr. Tom Horner.
December 8, 2010 - 5:24pm
Dayton pledges to work with all
Mark Dayton promises to work with Republicans and Democrats alike now that he is Minnesota's governor-elect. "You were elected on your platforms and principles; I was elected on mine," the Democrat said to Republicans who will control the Legislature. "I believe the collective wisdom...
December 8, 2010 - 3:12pm