2012 Elections

In a close race in State Representative District 32B, incumbent Bob Barrett (R-Lindstrom) leads DFL challenger Rick Olseen of Sunrise Township. With 12 of 14 precincts reporting, Barrett is ahead 9,214-8,916.

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Republican Tom Hackbarth of Oak Grove cruised to victory Tuesday night in his race against Louise Woodberry in State House District 31B. Hackbarth pulled in 13,101 votes compared to 8,391 for Woodberry. Locally, the new District 31B includes Columbus and Linwood. Hackbarth, a former small business owner, is a strong supporter of racinos.

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Hugo Mayor Fran Miron has grabbed the lead and is padding in in the race for the District 1 seat on the Washington County Board of Commissioners. Miron trailed with half of the precincts reporting, but as results from Hugo have come in he has charged past longtime incumbent Dennis Hegberg. Miron now leads 10,111-8,839, […]

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Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar won easy reelection to a second, six-year term Election Day, crushing Republican opponent Rep. Kurt Bills by a wide margin.

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