The race to fill the seat opened by Forest Lake’s Ray Vandeveer is neck-and-neck heading to the wire. Karin Housley (R-St. Mary’s Point) has pulled ahead of Julie Bunn (DFL-Lake Elmo) by 204 votes with only two precincts of 33 left to report.
Forest Lake Councilman Jim Dufour will need to rally in Precinct 5 if he wants to keep his seat. Dufour has fallen into fourth place in a race for two seats on the council. Ben Winnick will be joining the council as he has secured over 1,500 votes more than the next candidate. Winnick has [...]
Republican incumbent Erik Paulsen has won re-election in the Third Congressional District race against challenger Brian Barnes. With nearly 77 percent of precincts reporting, Barnes conceded the race to Paulsen, who earned 58 percent of votes and Barnes had 41.5 percent, as of 11:15 p.m. Tuesday evening. Paulsen gave his victory speech when approximately 50 [...]
Incumbent Michelle Benson (R-Ham Lake) is up by over 5,000 votes on Mike Starr (DFL-Anoka) in the race for State Senate District 31. Nineteen of 31 precincts have reported.