The cost of feeding turkey dinner to 10 friends and relatives today inched up this year, but farm advocates say it's still a bargain. In the annual American Farm Bureau Federation survey, the cost of Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings was put at $43.47, up 1.3 percent from 2009.
Two Warriors for Justice candidates secured only 17 write-in votes total in the Nov.
Newly named Minnesota House bonding head Larry Howes already is being lobbied for projects, but balancing the budget must come first, he says. "I've gotten congratulatory e-mails mostly from lobbyists that participate in the bonding process" Howes, R-Walker, said Tuesday in a telephone interview.
A Beltrami County logger has been put on probation for two years and still can work logging sites on county-managed lands. Loch Logging Inc.
A Beltrami County logger's appeal of an order that the firm not log on county property for a year will be considered Tuesday by the Beltramik County Board. Loren Loch Logging Inc. made its case Oct. 19 before the board of Land Commissioner Greg Snyder's ruling to suspend the firm's permit to log on county lands for a year.
Despite recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that open up Minnesota judicial elections, local judge races remained low key this year. In two locally contested judicial elections, four candidates spent at least $26,000 in total, in an effort to sway voters in the 17-county 9th Judicial District. Greg Wersal, who unsuccessfully ran for a Minnesota Supreme Court position this year, has repeatedly taken the Minnesota court system to task, winning U.S.
Matt Havumaki of the Citizens for Election Integrity, left, and Jeff Volk, financial tech with Beltrami County, watches as Leala Roth counts ballots during a Post Election Review Tuesday morning. Beltrami County's vote totals in two randomly selected precincts matched up with Election Day totals, a post-election review showed Tuesday. "They came out 100 percent -- every manual tally that we did came out the same as the machine," said Beltrami County Auditor-Treasurer Kay Mack. It was a preview of a larger recount expected to start Nov.
Minnesota Senate 4 candidates raised nearly $80,000 for their campaign war chests, according to pre-election reports. But what stands out is that Republican John Carlson, the eventual winner, raised $29,500 from individual contributions of no more than $100 each. Carlson made it a cornerstone of his campaign not to accept money from lobbyists, special interests or political parties, and only individual contributions of $100 or less from residents of the district. On Tuesday, Carlson defeated first-term Sen.
The people wanted something different, says Dave Hancock, the new House 2B representative. Hancock, a Republican from Bemidji, ousted Rep. Brita Sailer, DFL-Park Rapids, who was seeking a fourth term to her House 2B seat. "All in all, I think the people said we want a little change -- we don't want business as usual," Hancock said Friday. "We want to make government a little bit more responsive, a little more attuned to the people's needs." He heads to St. Paul today for a 9 a.m. meeting of the House Republican Caucus, which now will control the House. It is fairly certain that Rep.
In a week of Republican surprises, Democrat Rep. John Persell finds himself in the minority -- literally. The Bemidji DFLer won re-election to a second term Tuesday to his House 4A seat, the only Democrat House member to do so in the region, as the House also switched to Republican control. "I don't know if it's all soaked in yet," Persell said Thursday afternoon en route to a House DFL Caucus meeting in St. Paul.