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By HOWARD LESTRUD ECM Political Editor Some tough issues are expected to come before some agriculture and natural resources committees of the Minnesota Legislature this session. Rep. Jean Wagenius, DFL-Minneapolis, chairs the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance Committee. She said it’s early and difficult to determine all of the issues “right now” and the [...]

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The Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce invites all Chamber and community members to the following candidate forums over the course of two weeks. The Little Falls School Board candidate forum will be Tuesday,  Oct. 2, from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., at Little Falls Community High School auditorium, 1001 Fifth Ave. S.E., Little Falls. [...]

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The Royalton Lions Club, Federation of Teachers and Royalton Community Education invited area candidates to a Meet the Candidates Forum at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15, at the Royalton High School Commons. Candidates invited include those running for seats in Senate District 12, House District 9B, Morrison County Commissioner District 3, the Royalton City Council [...]

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The Crow Wing County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office, announced that absentee ballots for the general election were available for Crow Wing County residents beginning Friday. If a resident is unable to vote Nov. 6, on election day because of absence from the precinct, illness, physical disability or other eligible reasons, they are eligible to vote by absentee [...]

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The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State updated the Minnesota Military and Overseas Voter Service Web site with a $226,255 Department of Defense Federal Grant. The enhanced Web site now includes clear step-by-step instructions, instructional videos on how to apply for and return an absentee ballot, a new option that provides voters with the [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Filings for local township, city officials and school board members end Tuesday at 5 p.m. The filing fee is $2, payable at the corresponding city hall, school administrative office or with the township clerk. City officials who have already filed include: Little Falls—Incumbent Loren Boyum and Robin Hensel for Ward 1, [...]

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Governor Mark Dayton today released the following statement on his decision Tuesday not to appeal the Ramsey County District Court decision regarding Executive Order 11-31, which would have allowed home child care providers an opportunity to vote on whether or not to form a union: “Although I strongly disagree with the Court’s decision, I will [...]

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Those who have filed for state and county offices by the deadline Tuesday include: U.S. representative, District 8: Incumbent Chip Cravaack, R-North Branch, Jeff Anderson, DFL-Duluth, Tarryl Clark, DFL-Duluth and Richard Nolan, DFL-Cross Lake. State senator, District 9: Incumbent Paul Gazelka, R-Brainerd and DFL-endorsed candidate Al Doty, Royalton. State representative, District 9B: GOP-endorsed candidate Ron [...]

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Filings will close Tuesday, at 5 p.m. for those seeking a seat at the county or state level. As of Thursday, those who have filed for office and are listed on the Minnesota Secretary of State Web site include: U.S. representative, District 8: Incumbent Chip Cravaack, R-North Branch, Jeff Anderson, DFL-Duluth and Richard Nolan, DFL-Cross [...]

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