May 3 became a day of mourning for many Minnesotans when they learned of the death of long-time U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar. Though members of Oberstar’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party took a moment of silence that day to honor his memory and passing, DFL delegates from the central 6th District meeting at Monticello Middle School had political reasons to be upbeat.
When Republican delegates from Minnesota’s 6th District met last month at Monticello High School, they were aware they were tasked with something new for the first time in eight years.
A Stacy man who grew up in Forest Lake won the Independence Party of Minnesota’s endorsement to run for the 6th Congressional District this fall. John Denney, 28, hopes to fill the seat currently held by Rep. Michele Bachmann, who will not seek re-election.
One Republican fewer is running for Congress in the 6th Congressional District. Sen. John Pederson, of St. Cloud, has dropped out of the scramble to replace Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. In a statement, Pederson said he could not balance the priorities in his life and continue as a candidate. Pederson described his withdrawal as a personal [...]
By Tim Hennagir ECM Publishers/Monticello Times Rep. Michele Bachmann won’t face a recount challenge from former DFL opponent Jim Graves. The Sixth District race officially ended Wednesday morning after Graves issued a concession statement and both candidates spoke briefly via telephone. “It’s hovering right now around a 4,000-vote difference, and that’s too much,” said campaign [...]
Chisago County will also see changes in districts; Columbus, Linwood move Buchan News Editor Major changes have been ordered to the political boundaries for state and congressional districts in the Forest Lake area. A ruling on Tuesday from the Minnesota Special Redistricting Panel appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court last June defines new boundaries that will [...]