Elections

By Joe Nathan How can we help young people think thoughtfully about this year’s vigorous, sometimes bitter election campaigns? This can be a great week to help young people gain a better understanding and even respect for what’s happening. Being in schools two to three days a week, I have a chance to talk with [...]

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The Waconia Chamber of Commerce organized a meet and greet featuring Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and her District 6 challenger, businessman Jim Graves, for its Coffee Connection event held Thursday, Sept. 6. More than 65 people attended the event, which was held at Statewide Gas Services in downtown Waconia. The event was not a forum or [...]

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Numerous candidates have emerged in local school board and city council races. Filing for those open seats officially closed on Tuesday, Aug. 14. In Watertown, there are two city council spots up for election, with four candidates ready to vie for those spots. Rick Mann’s seat is open as he instead filed to run for [...]

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In Carver County, citizens voted in the primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 14. According to Carver County, 5,820 ballots were cast out of 54,368 registered voters, meaning slightly fewer than 11 percent of registered voters voted in the primary. In races of note, incumbent Julianne Ortman held off challenger Bruce Schwichtenberg in the Republican primary [...]

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Filing for local city council and school board races opened on July 31 and closed on Aug. 14. The general election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The following citizens filed in local races. Waconia: Three seats are open. The seats are currently held by Mayor Jim Nash (2-year term) and councilors Marc Carrier [...]

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