CAPITOL CHATTER Abeler set to challenge Franken
A moderate Minnesota Republican known for his work on health care legislation plans a U.S. Senate campaign.
State Rep. Jim Abeler of Anoka Tuesday announced his intention to challenge Democratic Sen.... Posted on 6/18/13 at 11:09 AM
Ferdinand Martineau, incumbent secretary-treasurer of the Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee, received an outright endorsement in Tuesday’s primary election to secure his second term of office. Martineau tallied 556 votes, or 59.78 percent of the overall total.
A full slate of candidates will vie for two seats on the Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee in a primary election set for today, March 30. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fond du Lac Tribal Center, the Brookston Community Center and the Sawyer Community Center.
On the heels of the DFL Senate District 8 convention where he was unanimously endorsed for re-election, State Representative Bill Hilty is announcing his bid for re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 8A.
ST. PAUL -- Al Franken won the U.S. Senate race and should be sent to Washington, a three-judge panel unanimously ruled Monday evening, but Minnesota is at least a few weeks away from having two senators.
Mary Sue Northrup will be the new district representative for District 3-Brookston on the Fond du Lac Tribal Council. Northrup defeated opponent Anna Waite by a vote of 93 to 81 in a special election held on Tuesday. Total voter turnout for the election was 174.
It’s nearly primary election time on the Fond du Lac Reservation, and this year’s contests have generated considerable interest and participation. Positions up for election this year are tribal chairperson, District 1 (Cloquet) representative and District III (Brookston) representative.
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